by Camiel Schouwenaar
The Netherlands, Germany 2022
Connected by their passion for football, Dylan and Youssef rediscover the power of friendship to overcome a life-changing event
Best friends Dylan and Youssef dream of becoming professional football players. One day, an unexpected event changes everything for Dylan, and he has to come to terms with his new life. He does not want to let go of his dream and is still determined to win the Touzani Cup together with Youssef! Thanks to the help of skater girl Maya - whom he has a crush on - he learns to play football in a completely new way. Bigman is a film about true friendship, not giving up, and striving to win.
Cast & Crew
Maik Cillekens, Anouar Kasmi, Kailani Busker, Mohamed Tijani
Production company: Rinkel Film
Producer: Reinier Selen
Coproducers: Marcel Lenz & Guido Schwab – Ostlicht Filmproduktion
World Premiere: Zlín FF 2022
Giffoni FF 2022
Special Mention (International Ecumenical Jury) - Zlín FF 2022
Lete Special Award - Sport and Social Culture - Giffoni FF 2022
Camiel Schouwenaar (1970) works as a writer and director for youth drama productions and animation films. After he graduated from the Netherlands Film Academy, he first started directing puppet show series that won international awards. He loves storytelling for young audiences where drama is brought in a light-hearted and imaginary way. His animation short Polska Warrior won the Prix Jeunesse UNESCO Award, two Cinekid Awards and the Golden Calf.