Hare Hunt tells the story of Saar and Robert, a young couple from the city, who get invited by their friend Walter to the village he grew up in, to take part in the annual quad hunt – a night time scavenger hunt. Their goal is to reach the end location, while being chased by villagers on four wheelers. When Walter doesn’t show up at the start in the village pub, the couple decide to go ahead without him. What follows is a bone chilling journey through the countryside, where the villagers interpret the rules of the game quite differently than our young couple, and no one can be trusted.
We are writer/director Ken van Mierlo and producer Alexander Fuhri. After ‘Night Shift’ (Official selection Dutch Film Festival 2017, category short film) and ‘Hardt’ (2nd price 48 Hour Film Project, edition Dutch Film Festival 2018) ‘Hare Hunt’ is the third film, where we combine forces. After making two suspense films, we wanted to make a horror. A genre with endless possibilities to create a visual spectacle and even more tension.
‘Hare Hunt’ has been selected by Dutch film platform De Ontmoeting. De Ontmoeting offers film makers the opportunity to realize their projects by teaming them up with production companies in the Dutch film and television industry. We are happy and proud that Dutch networks BNNVARA and 3LAB have given their support to our project, on the condition that our crowdfunding campaign is successful by reaching our goal amount. If so, we have a big shot at being selected to the 2020 Dutch Film Festival, which would be the film’s official premiere. Also, the film will be broadcasted on Dutch television on 3LAB. We made a good start, but to make this an absolute visual spectacle, we also need your help. Hope to see you at the premiere!