Page 23 is the first short film that the young creatives Jeroen Houben, Doctor Tim and Stefan van den Boogaard made together. It gave them, besides a handful of nominations, the Jury Prize and Audience of the 48 Hour Film Project in Utrecht.

STORY: Advertising Flyers are typically a model of unruffled domestic happiness. But, as we see in page 23, the images are too good to be true. Behind the bright smile of fashion models loom the stifling daily routine and adultery.

Page 23 is a short film by Jeroen Houben, Doctor Tim and Stefan van den Boogaard. Jeroen Houben (1987) works in Amsterdam as a freelance director and producer of short films, advertising films and documentaries. Stefan van den Boogaard (1984) and Tim Doctor (1985) working in advertising mortierbrigade in Brussels. All three are trained at the Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam, and they walked internship with advertising agency Habbekrats – which recently won a Golden Calf in the film Rabat.

It is only the first joint short film of the trio, but they knew both the jury and the public in the taste. Besides the prize for Best Film and the Audience Award was also awarded the prize mount. The short film was also nominated in the categories Best Directing, Best Script, Best Actor, Best Art Direction and Best Use Of Line.

The short film Page 23 was made during the 48 Hour Film Project, where participants are challenged to create a short film within 48 hours to conceive, shoot and assemble. The only handles that they are getting a character, a genre, a subject and a sense of dialogue. This year, more than 500 filmmakers in Utrecht, the challenge.

The Atlantic has a brief interview with the filmmakers.

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