The Selfish Giant

May 16, 2013

A hyperactive boy and his best friend, a slow-witted youth with an affinity for horses, start collecting scrap metal for a shady dealer.

Thumbsucker

January 23, 2005

Justin Cobb, a teenager in suburban Oregon, copes with his thumb-sucking problem, romance, and his diagnosis with ADHD and subsequent experience using Ritalin.

Faced with the challenging behaviour of their kids, more and more parents in America are turning to psychoactive medication to help them cope, even though the drugs, and sometimes the diagnoses, remain controversial. Louis travels to one of America's leading children's psychiatric treatment centres, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to get to know the diagnosed children and hoping to understand what drives parents to put their kids on drugs.

Jochem Myjer: Adéhadé

December 20, 2003

Destressing? Do that at home, will you! In 'Adéhadé', everything goes in overdrive, with many Dutch celebrity impressions.

Fidgety Bram

June 27, 2012

Fidgety Bram (seven years old) thinks a lot about the world around him. He is very much looking forward to enter the first grade. But then he ends up in the class of the strict teacher Mr. Fish. The straightfoward Mr. Fish doesn’t care about the inside world of the constantly moving around and unconcentrated little boy and does whatever it takes to make Bram do things the ‘right’ way. Bram’s parents struggle with the question of how much they should expect their son to adapt without becoming completely miserable.

Focus

December 2, 2014

A 1-minute cart ride through the mental shopping mall of attention deficit disorder. Inspired by found sound of a shopper’s vlog, hand-drawn without a light table, and produced as part of the 10th edition of the NFB’s Hothouse apprenticeship.

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