Short Documentary

LATER is a short documentary film about the late effects of childhood cancer. I am directing this film with Annick Sickinghe, who had lymphoma when she was fourteen years old.

Years after her recovery, artist Annick notices that her illness is still affecting her. She talks with fellow survivors of childhood cancer about the mental and physical consequences, and visualizes these in an artistic way. In LATER, Annick investigates her own coping process, which leads her to talk to peers who also suffered from childhood cancer. How do these people look back at their period of illness after 10, 20, 30, 40 or even 50 years? How does such a violent experience affect the rest of your life?

The intimate and personal interviews are interspersed with animations and poetic images that make the emotion of the story tangible.


LATER can be rented at

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Written & Directed by: Annick Sickinghe & Sam van Zoest


Interviewees: Cherine Mathot, Ariane Sickinghe, Priscilla van Dijke, Bas van der Voort, Saskia Ouwehand, Corinne Kuijpers, Remco Oomens

Camera & Editing: Sam van Zoest

Music: Annick Sickinghe

Music Recording & Mixing: Lourens van der Zwaag

Sound Design: Poul Sven de Haan

Grading: Serhan Meewisse

Clock and Head Animations: Annick Sickinghe

Charcoal Animations: Thomas Maas

Light Castle: Sam van Zoest

Violin: Eva Scheltema

Sound Design Animations: Thom Verbree

Distribution: Amstelfilm

Release in cooperation with Princess Máxima Center for Pediatric Oncology and VOX