My Giraffe

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Director: Barbara Bredero
Screenplay: Mirjam Oomkes and Laura Weeda
Producer: Lemming Film (NL)
Co-producer: A Private View, Hamster Film (DE)
Director of Photography: Coen Stroeve
Editor: David Verdurme and Michiel Reichwein

Patterson Pepps has a best friend: Raf, a giraffe. Raf and Patterson grow up together as Patterson lives next to the zoo and they are born on the exact same day. When they reach the age that they have to go to school for the first time, they are very excited. On the first day Patterson even stuffs all kinds of plants in his backpack to make sure Raf has enough to eat. When Patterson realizes Raf isn’t going to join him at school he is very sad. Gradually Patterson is enjoying school more than he expected and actually makes a new friend: Eduard. Raf, however, feels left out. Fortunately Patterson comes up with a brilliant plan to bring Raf to school and to unite his two best friends.


  • Liam de Vries
  • Martijn Fisher
  • Dolores Leeuwin
  • Medi Broekman
  • Egbert-jan Weeber
  • Rayan BelhraziAlaoui
  • Delilah van Eyck

More info

Feature film
Release year: 2017
Supported by: Netherlands Film Fund, The Netherlands Film Production Incentive, KRO-NCRV, Cobo, Belgian Tax Shelter, Casa Kafka Pictures Movie Tax Shelter empowered by Belfius, Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF), Eurimages, Creative Europe Program, Norddeutscher Rundfunk, Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig Holstein, Attraction Distribution
Distributor: Independent Films

Attraction Distribution

Release & festivals:

Winner Golden Film - Golden and Platin Film awards Netherlands ; Winner Best Film - Kinofest Lünen ; Netherlands Film Festival ; Berlin International Film Festival

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