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Generation 14plus


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‘I know you're a strong girl, but what are you gonna do? Huh?’

Goldie is a star – well, not quite yet, but at least in the eyes of her little sisters Sherrie and Supreme she is. The rest of the world is bound to take note soon too. Her big break surely awaits, she’s just got to pick up that golden fur coat she’s had her eye on first. And land a role as a dancer in a hip-hop video. And keep child welfare services from separating her from Sherrie and Supreme, after their mother is locked up. Holding onto those dreams isn’t easy when fate has placed such daunting obstacles in her path. With Goldie, Dutch director Sam de Jong has delivered a real New York film: raw and glamorous, unflinchingly realistic and relentlessly optimistic, with a ton of heart and at least as much attitude.

Sam de Jong

USA 2019


88’ · Colour

World premiere


Slick Woods (Goldie)
George Sample III (Elijah)
Danny Hoch (Frank)
Khris Davis (Jay)
Marsha Stephanie Blake (Carol)
Gbenga Akinnagbe (Richard)
Edwina Findley Dickerson (Janet)
Alanna Renee Tyler-Tompkins (Sherrie)
Jazmyn C. Dorsey (Supreme)
A$AP FERG (Tiny)


Written and Directed by
Sam de Jong
Shawn Peters
Robert Grigsby Wilson
Nathan Halpern
Sound Design
Gene Park
Production Design
Nora Mendis
Miyako Bellizzi
Rashida Bolden
Art Director
Colin Phelan
Kate Antognini, Damian Bao
Production Managers
Kerri Hundley, Johnny Belkin-Holland
Luca Borghese, Ben Howe
Executive Producers
Danny Gabai, Natalie Farrey, Eddy Moretti, Shane Smith, Vincent Landay, Jim Czarnecki
Casey Feldman


Sam de Jong

Born in Amsterdam, the Netherlands in 1986, he studied at the city’s Netherlands Film Academy. His graduation film, Magnesium, premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival and was the Dutch entry for the 2013 Student Oscars. His short film Marc Jacobs, for which he also wrote the script, screened in the 2014 Berlinale Shorts competition. He worked largely with the same cast to make his debut feature film, Prins (Prince), which screened in the 2015 Generation and was theatrically released in cinemas in the Netherlands, the USA and Mexico.


2009 We go Europe Insha´allah 2012 Magnesium · Youth of Today 2013 Marc Jacobs 2014 Malaguti Phantom 2015 Prins (Prince) 2018 Goldie

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2019

Produced by

Goldie Films

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