Afraid of being left alone as the youngest of the family, Sam begins his own self-righteousness training on his Terschelling holiday. But by meeting the elusive Tess, who carries a big secret with her, he is drawn into an adventure that makes him realize that you should cherish your family instead of fleeing. Sam makes a drastic decision that puts his special friendship with Tess at risk and will change Tess’ life forever.

A BIND production in co-production VPRO and Ostlicht. Realized with support from the Netherlands Film Fund, MDM, Netherlands Film Production Incentive, CoBo and Creative Europe. Based on the book ‘My extraordinary summer with Tess’, written by Anna Woltz.


Steven Wouterlood



Laura van Dijk



Joram Willink

Piet-Harm Sterk


Creative producer

Joram Willink


Junior producer

Maaike Neve



Ostlicht – Marcel Lenz

Ostlicht – Guido Schwab

VPRO – Anna van der Staak

Sonny Coops van Utteren
Josephine Arendsen
Julian Ras
Tjebbo Gerritsma
Suzan Boogaerdt
Johannes Kienast
Terence Schreurs
Jennifer Hofman
Lizza van Vleuten
Hans Dagelet
Guido Pollemans

Sal Kroonenburg

Production design

Florian Legters

Christine Houbiers

Line producer
Jennifer Jones