Grand Tour

A film by

the Netherlands | 10' | 09/2016 | fiction

Grand Tour is the portrait of a 16-year old girl who travels to an island for a nocturnal meeting with the first love of her life. Even though she feels herself seen by him and fantasizes about a future together, the morning shows the naked reality of their love and her true maturity is revealed.

Floor Houwink ten Cate

Biography

Floor Houwink ten Cate graduated at the Netherlands Film Academy in 2010 as a producer. After quitting her job as creative producer and script developer in 2011, she went back to school in order to do a Master in Theatre Studies at Utrecht University. In her thesis “Nostalgia for the Present” she focused on the experience of (historical) time in performance art and art installations, with which she graduated cum laude in 2013. She started working as a dramaturge in theatre and as an assistant director in film. Later on, she started writing for performance. She is now a member of the performance collective Nineties Productions and works with many Dutch performers and mime players in both film and theatre. She is obsessed with the meaning of movements and glances in combination with music and its possibilities of telling stories. Therefore, she took lessons at the Mime School of the Amsterdam University of the Arts in 2015. And after many years in which she helped others telling their stories, she could not help but wanting to tell her own. Grand Tour (2016) is a personal story and her debut film as a writer/director. “I want to tell ‘small’ stories based on my own experiences, but which are ‘great’ at the same time because of their universal and timeless character. I hope to touch and comfort the viewers with stories about relatively short moments and encounters that may however have a great impact on a human being.”

Filmography

  • Grand Tour – 2016 – short – director

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Crew

Director: Floor Houwink ten Cate
Screenplay: Floor Houwink ten Cate
Producer: Frank Hoeve, Katja Draaijer – BALDR Film
Cinematographer: Jasper Wolf
Sound: Evelien van der Molen
Editor: Saskia Kievits
Composer: Christiaan Verbeek
Cast: Richelle Plantinga, Poal Cairo

Festivals

  • Nederlands Film Festival, the Netherlands (21 – 30 September, 2016)
    Gouden Kalf Competitie
  • Tegenstroom Internationaal Festival, the Netherlands (9 -11 December, 2016)
    Competition
  • Go Short – International Short Film Festival Nijmegen, the Netherlands (5 – 9 April, 2017)
    Dutch Competition
  • Zomerparkfeest, the Netherlands (17 – 20 August, 2017)
  • Shorts Mexico – Festival Internacional de Cortometrajes de México, Mexico (6 – 13 September, 2017)
    World Cinema Showcase
  • Filmchilla, United States (29 September – 1 October, 2017)
  • BRNO16 – International Short Film Festival, Czech Republic (11 – 14 October, 2017)
    International Competition
  • Super8000 Film Festival Aarhus, Denmark (27 – 29 October, 2017)
    Official Selection
  • Brest European Short Film Festival, France (7 – 12 November, 2017)
    Official competition
  • THESS International Short Film Festival Thessaloniki, Greece (13 – 17 December, 2017)
    Official Selection
  • Landshut Short Film Festival, Germany (14 – 19 March, 2018)
    Official Competition
  • Procida Film Festival, Italy (20 – 23 June, 2018)
    Official Selection
  • Pop Corn – Festival del Corto, Itay (27 – 29 July, 2018)
    Corti Emergenti Won: Best Emerging Short Film
  • ValdarnoCinema Film Festival, Italy (26 – 30 September, 2018)
    Competition Won: Best Music