Trailer Felix’ Summer Box

Production: Zero Landscape
Directed and Written: Martijn Rijnberg
Music: Vincent Fournier-Boisvert

“As an assignment for the parents, our daycare asked us to collect all objects that were important for our 3-year old son during the summer holiday and put them in a shoebox. These so-called summer boxes were used as an aid for the children to help them to vividly relate in the group about their experiences during the summer. I was thinking about a way to bring this box of objects alive in a film and to find a way to have the audience feel the emotions my son had during his holiday. As this idea grew, I contacted musician Vincent Fournier-Boisvert and asked if I could use his beautiful song ‘Un Mois de Bois Mort’ of the album ‘Mon Coeur est une Arme’ for this purpose. Being a side project, I have filmed this in a year or so, picking it up once in a while. It took patience creating the macro shots and seeing how the footage could be best combined with Vincents song. I loved to do the project, as I could do some of the stuff with my son, and it was always nice to see how the film slowly grew.”

– Finalist Canadian Screen Award Qualifying 51st Annual USA Film Festival 2021 –
– Nominee BAFTA Qualifying Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2020 –
– Nominee Miami Short Film Festival 2020 –
– Official Selection Academy Awards® Qualifying Leuven International Short Film Festival 2020 –
– Official Selection 2020 BAFTA-Cymru Qualifying Carmarthen Bay Film Festival (CBFF) –
– Finalist Lonely Wolf: London International Film Festival 2021 –
– Official Selection 2020 The Valley Film Festival –
– Official Selection Berlin Lift-Off Film Festival Online 2020 –
– Finalist 2020 Around International Film Festival Amsterdam –
– Semi-Finalist 2020 Flickers’ Rhode Island International Film Festival –
– Honorable Mention 2020 Film Los Angeles Film Awards –
– Semi-Finalist 2021 Dumbo Film Festival –

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