I Don’t Wanna Dance (2021) - Feature film

‘A real-life story, played by the boy who lived it.’

Joey (15) needs to decide whether to pull out of the destructive dance with his mother, or stay with her at the cost of his own happiness.

This project is funded by the Dutch Film Fund.

I Don’t Wanna Dance had its (online) world premiere on the 23rd of April 2021 at the Movies that Matter film festival ‘21 and is coming to cinemas on june 10th 2021.

Article written about the film for the Holland Film Meeting 2019.

Review (Dutch) by De Filmrecensent: score 8,5 (may 2021).

Review (Dutch) by Dutch newspaper Trouw: score 4 stars (may 2021).

Crew & cast:
Joey: Yfendo van Praag
Daphne: Romana Vrede
Ricardo: Eliyah de Randamie
Roy: Daniel Kolf
Julian: Sean William Bogaers
Tante Rita: Aisa Winter
Oom Kenneth: Benjamin Vlijt
Roxan: Chardonnay Vermeer
Frouwkje: Lilith Vermeulen

Director: Flynn von Kleist
Writer: Jeroen Scholten van Aschat
Producer: The Rogues
D.O.P.: Tim Kerbosch
Editor: Fatih Tura
Sound Design: Regard Ibrahim
Production Design: Tim Balk
Composer: Terence Dunn
Trailer: Intermission

Length: 89'

Festival screenings & awards:

- Movies that Matter film festival (Fri 23 April, 2021) nominated for Dutch Movies Matter Award

- Giffoni Film Festival, Italy (GENERATOR +13), 21-31 July 2021

- 33rd Galway Film Fleadh, 20th-25th July 2021