Belgium, Sweden, Norway, Netherlands, 2017 / 75 min / Dutch, Swedish and Sami Original Version with German Dubbing (NL, SE & Sami OV with DE dubbing) / Family. Adventure
A city boy discovers Nature.
Against his will, Niilas must spend his summer vacation with his estranged mother and her new family in northern Sweden, where they live among the indigenous Sámi people as reindeer herders. Uncomfortable around the reindeer and his family, Niilas retreats inwards. When a reindeer goes missing, Niilas joins in the search. Gradually he discovers his roots, which prove to be stronger than he ever could have imagined. Against all odds, Niilas experiences the most adventurous summer of his life.
Set in the enchanting countryside of Lapland, “Cloudboy” explores the delicate balance that can be achieved between humans, animals, and the environment when proper respect and care are taken.
- ECFA Award for the Best European Children’s Film, Kristiansand International Children's Film Festival, 2017 (Norway)
Meikeminne Clinckspoor, born in 1984 in Belgium, decided at a young age that she wanted to make children's films. After a theatre education in Amsterdam, she enrolled at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts (KASK) in Ghent to study film, graduating in 2009 with her short “De Wensboom”. Besides her work as a director, writing kids’ shorts, and developing television series, she also works as a professional children’s coach on film sets. “Cloudboy” (2017) is her first feature film.
- 2017 - Cloudboy
- 2015 - Ki (Short)
- 2009 - De Wensboom (Short)
- 2008 - De Geboorte (Short)