My Pet and Me




Olivia Sophie van Leeuwen


M’n Beessie en Ik (My Pet and Me) is a documentary about the inseparable bond between pets and their owners. A tragicomic quest for whether we need pets to fill the gaps of our human existence. How nice is it to live with an intelligent pig, careless hairless cats, a therapeutic pug, a dancing dog, a spiritual snail, or an Insta-cat? And what does this say about us? In a visual journey along ordinary Dutch households, we see how various owners fully dedicate their lives to their pets and how they are an indispensable factor in their lives.

Trailer coming soon.

Longlisted for the Dutch Golden Calves (Netherlands Film Festival / Dutch Oscars)  in the category of ‘Long Documentary’.

Dutch premiere at the Netherlands Film Festival on Friday, September 23, 2022.

M’n Beessie en Ik is produced by HALAL in coproduction with BNNVARA and supported by the CoBO Fund and the Netherlands Filmfonds Production Incentive.


Festival inquiries: maelle@catndocs.com
Screening inquiries NL: yosha@cinemadelicatessen.nl
PR-related inquiries: trix@publicy.nl
Other inquiries: tess@halal.amsterdam