Donna (2021)

Director & Scenario: Sonia Commandeur
Producer: Sonia Commandeur
Executive Producer & Set Manager: Zareena Akbar
Director of Photography: Lola Mooij
Production Design: Meret Wellmann
Costume Design & Set-Dresser: Meret Wellmann

Editor: Loëlle Monsanto
Sound Designer: Zeno Hehenkamp

Re-recording Mixer: Burak Öztaş
Sound Recorder: Paul Verhallen
Grader: Erik Wiedenhof
Subtitler: Marco Janssen Steenberg
Revisor Subtitles: Ron van Broekhoven


Short fiction film
15 minutes

-> Watch the full movie here (NL only) ENG subs available upon request

Donna is my graduation film at the School of Art & Design in Breda, the Netherlands. It’s a slice of life, coming-of-age fiction movie about the thirteen year old Donna who hides her personal identity to avoid the powerlessness she feels in relation to others. Identity develops in relation to a person’s environment. But what happens when the different social environments a person moves between don’t match and don’t share the same values, rules and understanding?

Selection 2021, Nederlands Film Festival
Foto: Stijn Terpstra


Winner of the St. Joostpenning 2021


New Show, St. Joost Graduation Show 2021

Fresh Meet – The Graduates, The Netherlands (2021)

Dutch Design Week (2021)

Nederlands Film Festival (2021)