Strasburg Film Festival feature Time Will Tell depicts the story of Kim Temple (Louisa Connally-Burnham), a rebellious teenager whose strange affliction makes her feel very insecure: stressful situations cause her to lose consciousness. And stress is bound to increase since her criminal father, whom she fears deeply, is about to be released from prison.
Kim’s life takes an unexpected turn when she discovers her sleeping fits enable her to peek into the past. When she witnesses a disturbing moment involving her father, many years ago, she realizes her disease might actually help her. Trying desperately to keep her father locked up, she forces herself into ever more dangerous situations and emotional distress that lead to more revealing ‘sleeping fits’.
Even though she finds a friend to help her, time travel proves to be very perilous for Kim. Her unconscious body in the present is vulnerable to just about any kind of danger. Also, the longer she stays in the past, the weaker she becomes and the harder it is to return to the present. Her health deteriorates to the point where her condition becomes life threatening. But with so much at stake, quitting is not an option.
Time Will Tell be shown on Saturday, November the 10th at 3:25 PM at the Box Office Brewery. Tickets can be found on the film’s event page.
Tonnie Dinjens (1973) is a director for fictional drama, directing television series and features. His work includes the sci-fi feature Time Will Tell, award winning series SpangaS and cop-series Vanished.
He has a strong focus on directing actors and exposing the truth in the characters and story.
During his college time at the University of Amsterdam (Master of Arts degree), he studied abroad at The Pauw University and New York University.
For learning every aspect of filmmaking he has worked on various positions on numerous film and television sets, including Baantjer, Spangen, Het Zandkasteel and Zomerhitte.
In his own work he prefers to tell strong science fiction and social drama stories. By putting real people in extraordinary situations, they can’t fall back on their usual and often predictable behavior, but have to re-discover themselves and challenge their own (im)moralities.
I like to tell stories about people in extraordinary situations. Sci-fi is a great opportunity to do so. The main focus always has to be on the people, on their human reaction to this situation.
For Time Will Tell, it’s a teenage girl who discovers she can travel through time. I intentionally stayed away from telling her story through visual FX. Only once we have a car drive through her, to make the situation clear and we have some small visual FX when she is traveling through time. This so the main focus can stay on the people, the actors and the acting.
During the shoot we worked mostly with available light and small light set-ups. This for a more raw, realistic feeling, which isn’t over stylized. Besides that, this also gave the opportunity to work on the set with the actors, creating the scene there, and with focus on their acting and making it as realistic as possible.