Horizon

A film by

the Netherlands | 50' | 09/2016 | fiction

Everyone is concerned about fiery 16-year old Lieke who just lost her mother. Despite her grief, Lieke finds healing in the swimming pool where, as a great diving talent, she enjoys the training sessions with her coach Jorg. Lieke is managing fine. Until Jorg decides to train an additional girl. Jealous Lieke tries to keep herself in check, but slowly but surely she loses control over herself. In the chaos she unleashes, Lieke becomes the girl everyone is so afraid of, most of all she herself.

Giancarlo Sanchez

Biography

Director Giancarlo Sanchez can best be described as one of our most versatile filmmakers. After his studies at the Dutch Film Academy, he directed an array of short films. His debut film “Horizon” earned multiple awards including the “Gouden Kalf” at the Netherlands Film Festival.

In 2018 he completed the highly anticipated series “Mocro Maffia” and recently he directed the first Netflix Originals “ARES” which will be streaming in 190 countries.

Aside from being a very talented screen director, Giancarlo also finds his way in the commercial film industry. At Cannes Lions he took the Grand Prix for his commercial EVERT_45. Giancarlo’s well-rounded, vibrant style make him someone who can speak to any generation through his work.

Filmography

  • Horizon (2016)
  • 4JIM (2015, tv drama)
  • Gameboy (2014)
  • Kaolo (2011)

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Crew

Director: Giancarlo Sanchez
Screenplay: Jaap Peter Enderlé
Producer: BALDR Film (Frank Hoeve & Katja Draaijer)
Cinematographer: Stephan Polman
Sound: Bouk Bouwmeester
Sound Design: Michaël Sauvage
Editor: Stephan Polman
Composer: Jesper Ankerfeldt
Product Design: Nora van der Steeg
Costume Design: Nedda Nagel
Hair and make-up: Françoise Mol
Cast: Susan Radder, Bram van der Heijden, Tijn Docter, Megan de Kruijf

Festivals

  • Nederlands Film Festival, the Netherlands (21 – 30 September, 2016)
    Television Drama Competition Won: Best TV Drama
  • Crossing Europe Filmfestival, Austria (25 – 30 April, 2017)
    Cinema Next Europe Selection
  • Ismailia International Film Festival, Egypt (19 – 25 April, 2017)
    Out of Competition
  • Sehsüchte International Student Film Festival, Germany (26 April – 1 May, 2017)
    Short Film Competition
  • Young Art Festival, the Netherlands (21 – 22 July, 2017)
    YAFKA Cinema
  • Rendezvous with Madness Film Festival, Canada (3 – 12 November, 2017)
    Official Selection
  • Nice Filmfestival – Un festival c’est trop court, France (12 – 20 November, 2017)
    European Competition Won: Prix du Publix Ville de Nice
  • BCN Sports Film Festival, Spain (2 – 6 May, 2018)
    Official Selection
  • Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival, United Kingdom (11 – 13 May, 2018)
    Official Selection Won: Best Drama Film
  • Student International Film Festival, Croatia (17 – 21 October, 2018)
    CompetitionWon: Best Fiction Film