When Patterson Pepps starts school his friendship with Raf, a giraffe, suddenly changes.
Patterson Pepps and his best friend Raf were born on exactly the same day. But on Patterson's first day at school Raf cannot join him, because Raf is a giraffe - and giraffes have to stay in the zoo. Gradually Patterson finds he is enjoying school more than he ever expected and even makes a new friend: Eduard. Raf, however, feels very left out. Fortunately, Patterson comes up with a plan to bring Raf to school and to unite the giraffe with his new friend.
75' / colour
Genre: children's, family
Original title: DIKKERTJE DAP
Dir: Barbara Bredero
Prod: Lemming Film (NL) - Fleur Winters, Erik Glijnis, Leontine Petit
Co-prod: Hamster Film (DE), A Private View (BE), KRO-NCRV (NL)
Sc: Mirjam Oomkes, Laura Weeda
D.O.P.: Coen Stroeve
Completed: October 2017
Cast: Liam de Vries, Martijn Fischer (HART BEAT, BLOOD, SWEAT & TEARS), Medi Broekman (TUSCAN WEDDING), Egbert-Jan Weeber (IF THE SUN EXPLODES, THE ADMIRAL).
a.o. MISTER TWISTER ON STAGE (2014, feature) Award: Audience Award LUCAS IFF, MISTER TWISTER GOES CAMPING (2013, feature) Award: Audience Award LUCAS IFF IFF, MISTER TWISTER: CLASS OF FUN (2012, feature), MORRISON GETS A BABY SISTER (2008, feature) Awards: Bronze Award Cairo IFF for Children, CIFEJ Award Frankfurt.
Cinekid - Amsterdam International Children's Film, Television & New Media Festival
Berlin International Film Festival - Generation Kplus
Giffoni International Film Festival
Tel Aviv International Children's Film Festival
Yaroslav International Festival of Family and Children's Films - Jury Award and Audience Award
Zlin International Film Festival for Children and Youth