Afraid of being left alone as the youngest of the family, Sam begins his own made up aloneness training during his holiday on the Dutch island Terschelling. But by meeting the elusive Tess, who carries a big secret, he is drawn into an adventure that makes him realize that you should cherish your family instead of fleeing. Sam makes a drastic decision that puts his special friendship with Tess at risk and will change Tess‘ life forever.

About the director:

Steven Wouterlood was born in 1984 in Utrecht, The Netherlands. In 2013 he directed ANYTHING GOES, a children’s movie for television. The film won an International Emmy Kids Award in New York, a TIFF Kids Award in Toronto and multiple other awards and nominations around the world. In 2015 Steven directed the short movie KING’S DAY. This film also won several awards, including a TIFF Kids Award. His TV series Remi, NOBODY’S BOY (2016), based on the renowned novel by Hector Malot, was nominated for an Emmy Kids Award. MY EXTRAORDINARY SUMMER WITH TESS is his first feature film.


Sonny van Utteren, Josephine Arendsen, Tjebbo Gerritsma, Jennifer Hoffman, Julian Ras

Original Title

Mijn bijzonder rare week met Tess


Steven Wouterlood


BIND in co-production with Ostlicht and VPRO