A FILM BY
Dirk Lemmers | Brent van den Hove

About the project

In youth, we want nothing more than to grow up – and as an adult, we often long to regain our youth. The appreciation for wonder and imagination comes to us the moment we think we have lost it. However, losing our imagination does not have to be a condition of growing up. With ‘Grown Up’ we wanted to depict a situation in which a child makes childish assumptions of what it takes to grow up, trying to lose things that he ultimately does not want to lose.

With this project we (Brent, Dirk and Maarten) created a joint animation project in which both our individual specialisations and our close cooperation would be prevalent. In recent years we have developed our own style and workflow during our many joint projects and the results of these years of cooperation are embedded in this film. 

Teaser 'Grown Up'

After having his birthday, a boy decides he is finally grown up. Toys and imagination, those are for little kids. He puts away his toys and goes to bed, pleased with this important milestone. However, much to his frustration he awakes in his dream world that same night. Irritated, he embarks on his journey home.

Video afspelen

a film by DIRK LEMMERS | BRENT VAN DEN HOVE   technical support by MAARTEN HOUWELING   
composition by DANIËL MEPPELINK | FONS BIJER   sound design | voice acting by JESSE HENDRIKS