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Dummy the Mummy

Original title: Dummie de Mummie
German title: Dummie the Mummy*
Netherlands, 2014

Director: Hoeve, Pim van
Production company: PVPictures, Nickelodeon
Age recommendation: 6 years and up
Length: 80 min.
Film genre: Feature film

Synopsis:
Imagine this. Your name is Gus, you’re dead normal and you live in the most boring village in the whole wide world. You walk into your bedroom one day and there’s an actual Egyptian mummy sitting on your bed. What do you do? Well, first you jump out of your skin of course. Then you close your eyes, count to ten, count to twenty… it doesn’t help. The Mummy is still there…!
The Mummy’s name is Darwishi Ur-Atum Msamaki Minkabh Ishaq Eboni – or Dummie – his initials – for short. He died over 4,000 years ago when he was only ten years-old, but thanks to the magic of the golden scarab, he has come back to life as a mummy. And boy, has the world changed…
Gus and his father have no idea at first what to do with Dummie.
Should they call the museum, or the police? They decide to let him stay and be part of their family, but in secret to protect Dummie from scientific experiments. Gus’ life changes completely as he becomes best friends with Dummie. They pretend that Dummie is a cousin from Egypt who’s covered in bandages because his body was burned. Dummie goes to school with Gus but not everybody is happy with this creepy stranger in their midst.
One dreadful day, Dummie’s golden scarab goes missing and the magic slowly fades away. Dummie falls ill and Gus and his dad fear he may die all over again. Gus must now do everything he can to find the powerful scarab. Who could have stolen it? And can Dummie be saved in time?

Marketing strategies:
Based on a famous book series written by Tosca Menten.

Festivals:
Cinekid Amsterdam 2014, Europees Jeugdfilmfestival Vlaanderen Antwerp & Brugge 2015, Kristiansand CFF 2015, Golden Elephant Hyderabad 2015, Seattle CFF 2016

World sales address/es:
Dutch Features (NL)

Sold to:
Pathé (NL)
Dutch Film Works (NL)