Short film (48 min). Written by Bastiaan Tichler, directed by Joris van den Berg.
In the comedy- drama CAS, Pepijn and George’s steady, seven-year relationship is shaken up after they allow a young student named Cas to sleep on their couch until he finds a place of his own. Gradually, both men fall head over heels for Cas’ laconic charm and it forces them to reconsider their many long-term plans. Is Cas’ presence endangering their relationship or is he actually a blessing in disguise?
Writer: Bastiaan Tichler
Director: Joris van den Berg
Cast: Wieger Windhorst, Kevin Hassing, Felix Meyer, Yootha Wong-Loi-Sing, Job Raaijmakers
Producer: Ellen Havenith
Development in collaboration with: VARA
In co-production with NTR, VARA, VPRO
One Night Stand: Dutch broadcasters NTR, VARA and VPRO, Netherlands Film Fund, Dutch Cultural Media Fund and CoBO collaborate to stimulate new talent in developing film and television. For these promising filmmakers they organise the 11th edition of One Night Stand, a series of six (50 minutes) drama productions. PRPL produced these series together with BALDR Film and Viking Film.
Selected for: Pink Apple, Zurich Switzerland – FilmOut San Diego LGBT Film Festival, USA – Inside Out LGBT Film Festival, Toronto Canada – North Carolina Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, Durham USA – Kreivės Vilnius Queer Festival, Lithuania – Out on Film, Atlanta USA – InDpanda, Hong Kong China – Homochrom, Cologne & Dortmund Germany – TWIST: Seattle Queer Film Festival, USA – Queer popcorn LGBT Film Festival, Locarno Switzerland – MIX Copenhagen, Denmark – Cape Town International Film Market & Festival, South Africa – SERILE FILMULUI GAY International Film festival (competition GAY FILM NIGHTS), Cluj Romania – Calcutta International Cult Film Festival, Calcutta India – Merlinka International Queer Film Festival, Belgrade Serbia – PRIDE Films & Play, Chicago USA – Rainbow Umbrella, London UK – Out On Film, Atlanta LGBT Film Festival USA – Leeds Queer Film Festival, Leeds UK – Whatashort Independent International Film Festival, Delhi India – GLITTER! Oklahoma LGBTQ Film Festival, Oklahoma USA, Queen City Film Festival, Cumberland, USA.
Winner of: Best International Feature Award @ FilmOut San Diego, Audience Choice Award 2017 @ Kreivės Vilnius Queer Festival Lithuania, Audience Award @ Queer popcorn LGBT Film Festival Locarno Switzerland, Outstanding Achievement Award (October 2017) @ Calcutta International Cult Film Festival India, Winner of the Best Short Film Award (under 52 min), July 2018 @ Eurasia Monthly International Film Festival, Moscow, Russia.