A successful but dejected ventriloquist decides to break with his bold-as-brass, out-of-control dummy – only to find going his own way easier said than done.

Type: feature film
Length: 90 min.
Production company: Pupkin Film
2018, funded by the regulation for short films (2017)
Shot in: Heerlen


Ventriloquist Gerard and his crazy puppet Billy have been an immensely popular theater duo for twenty years. They easily fill the largest halls and together belong to the absolute top of Dutch cabaret. Behind the scenes however, things don’t go so well between Gerard and Billy. Billy doesn’t only outstrip Gerard on stage during those years, but also outside of the theater he’s now completely in control: Billy determines Gerard’s life.

Cast & crew

Director: Theo Maassen
Producer: Pieter Kuijpers, Iris Otten, Sander van Meurs
Writer: Theo Maassen, Sander van Opzeeland
Cast: Bruno Vanden Broecke, Ruben van der Meer en Ellen Parren