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Painkillers by Tessa Schram


Casper never knew his father and lives with his mother. He loves to spend his spare time playing the piano and he's really happy when he is accepted into the youth orchestra. Especially when he becomes friends with orchestra member Anouk who knows what he's going through when, suddenly, he discovers that his mother is seriously ill. She has cancer. Afraid of what might happen to her, Casper and his best friend Pim decide to search for his father.

100' / DCP / colour

Genre: highschool drama
Original title: PIJNSTILLERS
Prod: Shooting Star Filmcompany
Co-prod: KRO
Sc: Maria Peters, Tessa Schram
D.O.P.: Thijmen Doornik
Completed: September 2014
Language: Dutch
Cast: Gijs Blom (BOYS, SICKOS), Susan Radder (KAUWBOY, QUIZ), Birgit Schuurman (BLACK OUT, LOTUS).

Festivals a.o.:
Skip City International D-Cinema Festival (Japan)
BUFF - Malmö International Children's and Young People's Film Festival
Reel Fun Film Festival
Stony Brook Film Festival
Zlin International Film Festival for Children and Youth

Tessa Schram:
First feature film.
LOST AND FOUND (2012, short), SAMMIE IS MISSING (2011, short).

Shooting Star
Ph: +31 20 624 7272

Sales: Mountain Road Entertainment Group
Ph: +31 6 5394 8986

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