The Young (working title)

Journey of a teenage father


Sixteen-year-old Noah finds his baby son on the sidewalk of his house when his girlfriend leaves; a child with a child. This throws him into the adult world in one fell swoop. Full in denial for his responsibility, he gets on his moped to return their baby son. But riding away to get rid of his "problem" gradually becomes a journey toward connection and fatherhood.

The film is currently in post production. Expected release; fall 2024.


Noah • Zeb Claessen
Tineke • Ellen ten Damme


director • Bobbie Koek
script • Bobbie Koek
DOP • Jeroen Kiers
sound • Luuk Hoogstraten & Claas Meier
production design • Tim Balk
costume • Minke Lunter
make-up and hair • Lindelotte van der Meer
gaffer • Paul Wilens
editor • Mieneke Kramer
sound design • Gijs den Hartogh
postproduction coordinator • Anne den Boer
executive producer • Chris Jorna
producer • FIXY
co-producer • A Private View
broadcaster • NTR
distributer • September Film
financiers • Nederlands Filmfonds, NL Filmfonds Production Incentive, Belgian Tax Shelter


Les Arcs Filmfestival 2023 • Official Selection Work in Progress