In a nerve-racking – scientifically based – climate change thriller, we follow various characters in a residential neighborhood of a city plagued by an all-consuming heat wave. Faster than they deemed possible, they are fighting for their lives against the brutal heat, while at the same time rediscovering the value of humanity in times of hopelessness.

HITTE (HEAT) was shot during the COVID-19 lockdown in the summer of 2020 in Amsterdam, under the strictest protocols. Produced by VERTOV with EO, for NPO 3, in collaboration with Warming Up.

6 days, 6 double episodes

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Created, written, and directed by: Martijn Winkler
Story by: Martijn Winkler & Paul de Vrijer
Produced by: Mandy Lim, Gervaise Coebergh, VERTOV

Cast: Luca Hollestelle, Anouar Ennali, Carine Crutzen, Tara Hetharia, Jonathan Huisman, Teunie de Brouwer, Racquel van Gom, Yldau de Boer, Alex van Bergen, Yvonne Valkenburg

Cinematography: Diderik Evers
Sound: Gerben Kokmeijer, Diego van Uden
Art direction: Thomas Wieringa
Edit: Nils Rensen
Sound design: René Overhorst
VFX: Jitte Hoekstra
Music: James Banbury & Pete Davis
Casting: Roos Drupsteen, Bert van Kruijssen

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