Mack is a 8 year old boy who wants to win all the time. With his mirrored heart he has to perform on the motorcross track while death watches him from all corners. He finds inspiration with his grandfather who has passed away and support from his sister who lives in constant fear of going into anaphylactic shock and die.Netherlands 2010, documentary, 20min, s16mm / Kaliber Film / VPRO directed by Willem Baptist director of photography Dirk-Jan Kerkkamp sound David Spaans editor Albert Markus sound-design Ranko Paukovic commissioning editor: Anna van der Staak production VPRO Pita de Leeuw producer Mete Gümürhan, Kaliber Film, foreign broadcasters: ARTE.
Kinderkast Jury Award non-fiction – 25th Cinekid Film Festival (Netherlands), Golden Gate Award – 55th San Francisco International Film Festival (USA), Documentary Short Grand Jury Prize – 36th Atlanta International Film Festival (USA), Best Documentary Short International Jury Award – 14th Olympia Film Festival (Greece), Best Documentary Short Children Jury Award – 14th Olympia Film Festival (Greece), Kids Land Archive Award – Kavalan Short Film Festival (Taiwan)
23th International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam / 55th BFI London Film Festival / Toronto International Film Festival; Sprockets / 18th Slamdance Film Festival / 55th San Francisco International Film Festival / 51th Krakow Film Festival *nom. Best Short* / 36th Atlanta Film Festival / 15th Tallin Black Nights Film Festival / 19th Plus Camerimage *nom. Golden Frog Award.* / Monterey International Film Festival *nom. Cabrito de Plata* / 30th Uppsala Int. Short Film Festival / 56th Corona Cork Film Festival / 34th Lucas Children’s Film Festival *nom. Best Short* / 25th Parnu FF *nom. Best Short* / 11th Buster Copenhagen / 29th Caroussel du Rimouski *nom. Best Short* / 25th Stuttgarter Filmwinter, 14th Mo&Friesse Hamburg, Michael Moore’s Traverse City Film Festival and many many more… (90+ festivals)
I’m never Afraid! was selected in the Golden Calf Competition of the 31th Nederlands Film Festival, nominated at the anual Dutch ‘Beeld & Geluid Awards Televisievakprijzen 2012 – categorie Jeugd‘ and presented at the Prix Jeunesse International 2012 Mediabar.