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And a Happy New Year

2023 / 21' Dir. Sebastian Mulder Sc. Sebastian Mulder

And a Happy New Year

Sebastian Mulder

A film that shows how animals experience New Year's Eve fireworks. We follow their mounting stress, as seen from the perspective of dogs wearing GoPros.

Each year, millions worth of fireworks light up the Netherlands. People enjoy this but for animals it is a nightmare. Sebastian Mulder's documentary, using GoPro-equipped dogs, captures the animals' fear and stress, from daytime bangs to the deafening midnight spectacle. We also witness panic among wild and domesticated animals, filmed with infrared cameras. No commentary is needed, the images and sound speak for themselves, and the message is loud and clear, even louder than the fireworks.

Main Category: Documentary · Short
Expected Completion: November 2023
Original Film Title: And a Happy New Year
English Film Title: And a Happy New Year
Production Year: 2023
Running Time: 21
Original Language: Dutch
Colour / B&W: Colour
Genre: Documentary
Director: Sebastian Mulder
Filmography Director: NAYA - DER WALD HAT TAUSEND AUGEN (2021, short doc) Awards: a.o. Prix George Best Documentary Wintertur Kurzefilmtage, Production-Grant Kasseler Dokfest, Latücht Award DokumentART, Best Short Film Vilnius Int. Short FF, Best Short Film Aegean FF. NATURE: ALL RIGHTS RESERVED (2017, short doc) Awards: a.o. Best Student Film Go Short Int. FF, Best Testimony on Nature Award Ji.hlava, City of Neubrandenburg Award DokumentART, Main Award & Audience Award Short Waves, Best Documentary Award Rencontres Cinema-Nature Festival.
Screenwriter: Sebastian Mulder
Camera: Dick Harrewijn
Main Production - Person(s): Sebastian Mulder
Main Production Company Phone: +31 618412819
Main Production Company E-mail: info@sebastianmulder.com
Main Production Company Website: www.sebastianmulder.com