Eight-year-old Joachim has an uncommon best friend. Cowboy is plump, funny and consoles him… but he is imaginary. Philippe, his father, ignores Joachim and is unable to talk to him, to communicate… and to tell him what happened to his mother.
DIRECTOR BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE:
Born in 1983 in Luxembourg, Frédéric Zeimet is a screenwriter and director. An eager storyteller, passionate about movies, he studied Scriptwriting in Brussels. Under Luc Dardenne’s supervision and with his help, he wrote his first long-feature script, an adaptation of Friedrich Dürrenmatt’s The Judge and his Hangman.
He co-wrote Christophe Wagner’s first movie Blind Spot, selected for the Trophées francophones du cinema. After getting the support from the CNC for different TV Projects, he writes a TV Series for RTL and afterwards for RTBF in Belgium.
Selected to participate at the International Screenwriters’ Festival and for the Screenwriters’ White Night in Cannes, he finally won the Jury Prize at the Best Junior Script Prize (Sopadin) in France.
He was part of the European TV LAB organised by the Erich Pommer Institute and was selected for the Adaptlab, initiated by the TorinoFilmlab.
His short-film Cowboy, developed during the European Short Pitch, funded by the Luxembourgish Filmfund is his first experience as a director.