The biggest part of the film takes place in an area not bigger than two square meter, which gives a huge sense of intimacy.
We want to pull the viewer into the car and let them sit between the two characters, so we over-exaggerate every sound the characters make: sounds you would normally edit out of the soundtrack. Every move and breath is enhanced by foley sounds (reproduction of everyday sounds like cloths, footsteps and squeaky doors). These foley sounds create a bond between the viewer and the characters that intensifies the emotional connection and create an immersive experience.
Another part of the narrative is told by the car. We make it moan, creek, huff and puff. It makes you feel endangered. Will it catch fire? We don’t know. But if it does, that will change the whole situation. This constant feeling of fear brings suspense into the scene.
Tussentijd is a short film about Pascal who is the first to arrive at a heavy car accident. A fatal occurrence of conditions makes two different persons designated to each other in a very special yet bizarre manner. They are both involved in a situation none of them has chosen for.
Cast: Milan Boele van Hensbroek and Anneke Blok
Director & DoP: Christian van Duuren
Producer: Rob IJpelaar, Wanderlust
Editor & Color grading: Sander van Wijk
Music: Bas Bouma
Sound design & Mix: Elephant Ears
Studio: Studio Bart Jilesen
- Winner Wildcard fiction film at NFF 2015
- Best film at the EFF 2015
- Best actress at the EFF 2015
- Tuschinski award for best graduation film at the NFF 2015