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How to Meet a Mermaid

Everyone lives in his or her own reality. In How To Meet A Mermaid, this reality is essentially experienced through the eyes of three people who all have a strong attraction to the sea: for Rebecca it is an adventurous job, for Lex an indispensable hobby and for Miguel the surfer, a competition. But the sea is primarily a way to disappear. Depending on their mood, the sea adapts itself to their desire and it turns into what they are looking for: a way out of their situation.

How to Meet a Mermaid is filmed by twice Academy nominated Danish DOP Lars Skree and narrated by Sofie Graaboel (BAFTA WINNER forThe Killing) and directed by Coco Schrijber.

Coco Schrijber is an extremely cinematic filmmaker from The Netherlands Her debut feature First Kill about one’s addiction to killing was selected for the IDFA Feature Length Competition 2001. It won the Dutch Press Award and the Audience Award at IFF Kosovo. Her 2nd feature Bloody Mondays & Strawberry Pies about boredom, starring John Malkovich, won 6 international awards, the Golden Calf Grand Prize of The Netherlands and was the official entry for the Oscars 2008. How To Meet A Mermaid has been selected for the IDFA Feature Length Competition 2016

House of Real co-production with Dutch Zeppers Film.


Title: How to Meet a Mermaid
Director: Coco Schrijber
Producer: Jesper Jack
Duration: 55/95
Partners: DRK / DFI
Delivery: Autumn, 2016