How to Meet a Mermaid

Coco Schrijber, Netherlands, 2017

94 min.DK/Documentary

In ''How to Meet a Mermaid'', the sea becomes a haven for mankind, locked in its struggle with an ''indifferent universe''. Lex, Rebecca, and Miguel each have their own reasons to lay their lives in the hands of the capricious waters. The question remains, however, whether they will find what they so anxiously seek underneath the surface of the waters.
Basic information Credits
Original title How to meet a mermaid
Danish title Hvordan man møder en havfrue
Keywords ocean, The, Human beings, Missing persons, Death, Longing, Grief
Director Coco Schrijber
Screenplay Coco Schrijber
Producer Jesper Jack
Director of Photography Lars Skree
Editor Gys Zevenbergen
Sound Vincent Sinceretti
Production country Netherlands, Denmark, Belgium
Domestic distribution Danske Filminstitut, CAT&Docs
Online release 11.02.2020, Filmcentralen
DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte
Danish rating Not recommended for children under 7
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Production company
Executive Producer Zeppers Film
Co-production House of Real, VPRO TV, Off World
With support from Det Danske Filminstitut
Domestic distribution Danske Filminstitut, CAT&Docs


Direction Coco Schrijber


Screenplay Coco Schrijber


Producer Jesper Jack


Cinematographer Lars Skree


Editor Gys Zevenbergen


Music Marc Lizier


Sound Tim van Peppen
Sound designer Vincent Sinceretti
Sound mixer Vincent Sinceretti
Recording engineer Peter Schultz
Foley recordist Vera Galesev
Sound editor Vera Galesev


Havets stemme Sofie Gråbøl

Visual effects

VFX Matthijs Slijkhuis
VFX Dimitri Breidenbach
VFX Sander Jansen
VFX Berenice Diman

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