The Club of Ugly Children
Beta Film, Renate Zylla
Sem Hulsmann, Faye Kimmijser, Narek Awanesyan, Jeroen Van Koningsbrugge, Jelka Van Houten, Maan De Steenwinkel
“Keep it clean!” – The new president is serious about that, including looks. When Paul, whose large jug ears are quite apparent on class photo day, and some of the other “ugly” kids are taken on a surprise trip, they realize that the president wants to hide them away. On the run, Paul is helped by Sara, one of the “pretty” kids. They start an underground club to fight against the president. The movement soon turns into a revolution. The kids show the world that even children can rise up – and that you don’t have to be “pretty” to be a hero!
Director Jonathan Elbers (1988) graduated from the Dutch Film Academy in 2012. He won a Young Director Award for his graduation commercial WHERE DID THIS COME FROM? Subsequently, he directed more award-winning commercials for LG, Volkswagen, and Skoda, among others. For television, Jonathan made children programs and short films. In 2019 he directed his first series THE COUP. His debut feature FASHION CHICKS (2015) is a colourful high school film. THE CLUB OF UGLY CHILDREN is his second feature film.
2015 FASHION CHICKS
2019 THE COUP