Film - Kinderfilmfest Filmfest 2019


Directed by Martijn Maria Smits


Director: Martijn Maria Smits
Section: Kinderfilmfest
Country: Netherlands
Year: 2018
Language: Dutch
Version: Original version with English subtitles
Cast: Diewertje Dir, Hassan Salah Slaby, Harry Piekema, Carly Wijs



All this because of that mysterious statue found by brand-new primary-school teacher Josie! Suddenly she’s acquired superpowers: she can talk to animals, and shoots across the sky like a green whirlwind. As „Super Miss“, she rescues animals in need of help. At the new school, she tries to hide these abilities from the children, but it doesn’t take long for the fourth-graders to discover her alter ego. When a young tiger disappears from the city zoo, the super teacher and the kids must join forces to solve the mystery. Will they be able to save the animals and prevent a greater disaster from occurring? An imaginative and humorous animal adventure based on popular children’s books by Janneke Schlotveld.

Recommended for ages 6 and up
School: 1st-4th grade

Meet the director


Martijn Maria Smits

Martijin Smits, born in 1975, holds a degree in film directing from the Dutch High School of Arts. For MTV Networks, he directed commercials and music videos. His short films THE BUG (200) and BROTHER’S KEEPER (2008) were shown at numerous festivals and received various awards. With Erwin van den Eshof, he wrote and directed the first Dutch zombie comedy, the short film OFF ROAD (2010). In 2013, the two created the comedy show POPOZ and in 2015 the feature film of the same title. In 2017, Smits directed 14 episodes of the adventure series HUNTER STREET for Nickelodeon.


Screenplay: Tijs van Marle
Original Material: Janneke Schotveld
Director of Photography: Jorrit Garretsen
Film Editor: Michiel Boesveldt
Composer: Matthijs Kieboom
Production Designer: Dimitri Merkoulov
Costume Design: Margriet Procee
Sound: Ed van Baaren
Producer: Paul Voorthuysen
Production Company: PVPictures b.v.
World Sales: Incredible Film