‘Meantime’ is a complex and moving look at a brief moment of compassion and the powerful bonds that can arise between people in a time of crisis.

When a young man comes across a terrible car accident on a remote roadway, he notifies emergency services before reluctantly approaching the crashed vehicle to see who is inside. While he comforts the badly injured driver and awaits the arrival of the ambulance, time seems suspended as the two develop a deep emotional connection.

A film by Christian van Duuren, with Milan Boele van Hensbroek and Anneke Blok.

A car crash is a terrible thing and something we would rather not hear nor see. But as disaster strikes and people hurt, an emotional connection can mean the world to someone. Meantime tells the story of a young man who comes across a terrible car accident on a remote roadway. he notifies emergency services before reluctantly approaching the crashed vehicle to see who is inside.  While the emergency services are rushing in the world seems to stand still, and in the unlikeliest of places a deep emotional connection is made.

With this film Christian van Duuren graduated at the Utrecht School of the Arts in the Netherlands. This film was selected for the Dutch competition at Go Short and in the Homegrown programme. The film did quite well abroad and at the Netherlands Film Festival the film was nominated for the Tuschinski award, as one of the three best graduation films of 2015. At this festival Christian won one of the Wildcards, a programme of the Netherlands Film Fund in which young film makers are offered the opportunity to realise their first production after their graduation. This year he premiered his new film Gamechanger.

English title: Meantime
Original title (Dutch): Tussentijd

Director and Cinematographer: Christian van Duuren
Music: Bas Bouma
Edit: Sander van Wijk
Sounddesign: Mike van Creij & Lars van Leeuwen
Production Design: Cecile Hanrath
VFX: The Outpost
Produced by: Wanderlust
Executive producer: Rob IJpelaar

Prizes: Winner Wildcard of the Dutch Filmfund at The Netherlands Film Festival, Utrecht 2015 Winner 'Best Film' and 'Best Actrice (Anneke Blok) at Eindhovens Filmfestival, Eindhoven 2015

Meantime (original title: Tussentijd) is the first film that has been made as part of ‘De Nieuwe Competitie’ (The New Competition) from the Noordelijk Film Festival in Leeuwarden The Netherlands. With the competition young directors are encourages to send in there script and production plan and are able to win a production grand of 10.000 euro to realize there filmplan.

Festival selections:

Noordelijk Film Festival, Leeuwarden, The Netherlands 2014
Go Short – International Short Film Festival, Nijmegen, The Netherlands 2015
FEST New Directors | New Films Festival, Espinho, Portugal 2015
Netherlands Film Festival, Utrecht, The Netherlands 2015
TISFF, Thessaloniki International Short Film Festival, Thessaloniki, Greece 2015
Rotterdams Open Doek, Rotterdam, The Netherlands 2015
Tangier International Film Festival, Tangier, Maroc 2015 
Nordic Film Days, Lübeck, Germany 2015
Eindhovens Film Festival, Eindhoven, The Netherlands 2015 
Ajyal Youth Film Festival, Doha, Qatar 2015
EUregion Shorts Film Festival, Heerlen, The Netherlands 2016
Internationales Filmwochenende, Wurzburg, Germany 2016

Contact information:
Wanderlust, Rob IJpelaar
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Copyright: Wanderlust / Christian van Duuren 2014