DANTE VS. MOHAMMED ALI
Bas Keizer - Best Actor
Special Mention by ArtInMovimento Magazine
Twenty-year-old Wolf is living in the boxing village of the Netherlands. When he has to fight against his best friend Alexander during a weekly match, he refuses. A rematch is confirmed, which brings Wolf’s feelings and emotions to a boiling point. He tries to convince Alexander to join him leaving the village, but his overly romantic message runs into a wall.
Director Biography – Marc Wagenaar
Marc received his Bachelor in Communication in his hometown, Nijmegen, where he wrote his papers for record label PIAS and the film distributor Cinéart. To develop his passion for film he moved to Berlin on invitation of the award-winning documentary maker Viola Stephan. In Berlin he completed internships for Sound Designer Adrian Baumeister (Toni Erdmann) at ‘The Post Republic’ and ‘Berlinale Panorama’ and had many different roles on film sets before he founded his own film production company ‘Holy Bird Film Productions’. Under this name he wrote, directed and produced his first short film Holy Bird starring Rolf Kanies (Der Untergang). After 4 long, cold days and nights in the woods, the shooting of the film was complete. While Holy Bird was still in post-production, he had already completed his 16mm second short film The Eggman starring Lars Rudolph (Werckmeister Harmonies, Lola Rennt) and Anna Böttcher (About: Kate). His films were recognized by film festivals and by the Netherlands Film Academy where he was selected to study film directing. With a very own style, highly regarded directors such as Michelangelo Antonioni, Ingmar Bergman, Federico Fellini and Bela Tarr can clearly be seen as influences on his work. Currently he has just completed his well-received graduation film Dante vs. Mohammed Ali at the Netherlands Filmacademy.