Sonny Boy Feature film, 2010, 132 min.

Waldemar, a young man from Suriname, travels to Holland in the 1920s to study. Here, he falls in love with his landlady Rika. They couldn't be greater opposites: he is young and black, she is seventeen years his senior, white and a divorced mother of four. Their relationship is openly denounced by their surroundings, but love and their mutual son keep them going during the depression era. But then World War II erupts and the unusual couple, risking their lives, decides to offer a hiding place to a group of Jews. This true story of two 'ordinary', anonymous people was recorded by journalist Annejet van der Zijl in her bestselling Sonny Boy (2004). Maria Peters was responsible for the direction. An ambitious film project, featuring a series of extraordinary locations; from pre-war Paramaribo to the Netherlands in the Depression and WW II concentration camps.

selections & won prizes

NL - NFF Platinum Film (400,000 visitors feature film)
NL - NFF Golden Film (100,000 visitors feature film)

nominations

NL - Netherlands Film Festival Golden Calf (3)

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Director

  1. Maria Peters
    +3120 624 72 72

    www.shootingstar.nl
    IMDb profile

    Staff at Shooting Star Filmcompany

Writer

  1. Maria Peters
    +3120 624 72 72

    www.shootingstar.nl
    IMDb profile

    Staff at Shooting Star Filmcompany

Producer

Co-Producer

Line producer

Composer

  1. Composer (62)

Cinematographer - DoP

Editor

  1. Editor (104)

Production designer

Cast

Sound designer

  1. Sander Houtman

    www.studioxander.nl
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    Location Sound Recordist

Location manager 

  1. Menno Slot
    +316 28 242 408

    www.setcross.nl
    IMDb profile

    Staff at Set Cross Locations & Production

    Assistant Location Manager 

  2. Peter Hermans
    +316 23 562 627

    www.setcross.nl

    Staff at Set Cross Locations & Production

    Assistant Location Manager 

    Production Assistant 

Location scout 

  1. Goedzoekers Locations for Film & TV
    +3120 521 0160

    www.goedzoekers.nl

    Staff

    Paul Marbus

    Rene de la Rambelje

    Walter Kloos

    Tjarco van Wijck

    Location Coordinator 

    Location Scout  (90)

  2. Menno Slot
    +316 28 242 408

    www.setcross.nl
    IMDb profile

    Staff at Set Cross Locations & Production

    Assistant Location Manager 

Location sound recordist

Editor trailer

  1. Leon Noordzij
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    www.leonnoordzij.com
    IMDb profile

    Staff at Spark

Caterer 

Production company

  1.  Shooting Star Filmcompany
    +3120 624 72 72

    www.shootingstar.nl
    IMDb profile

    Staff

    Dave Schram
    19 awards  DE -  Berlin International Film Festival Crystal Bear Award  NL - NFF Golden Film (100,000 visitors feature film)  NL - Netherlands Film Festival Golden Calf  NL - NFF Platinum Film (400,000 visitors feature film)

    Maria Peters
    18 awards  DE -  Berlin International Film Festival Crystal Bear Award  NL - NFF Golden Film (100,000 visitors feature film)  NL - Netherlands Film Festival Golden Calf  NL - NFF Platinum Film (400,000 visitors feature film)

    Producer

    Distribution Company

Location service company

  1. Menno Slot
    +316 28 242 408

    www.setcross.nl
    IMDb profile

    Staff at Set Cross Locations & Production

    Assistant Location Manager 

  2. Peter Hermans
    +316 23 562 627

    www.setcross.nl

    Staff at Set Cross Locations & Production

    Assistant Location Manager 

    Production Assistant 

Film Commission

Distribution company

  1. Distribution Company (162)

International sales agent