Groningen, the Netherlands. Jos wakes up in a homeless shelter, the place he regularly spends the night. It's almost ten o'clock in the morning. Street-life commences, regardless of the weather. Whether he's sick or not, whether he wants to or not: Jos has to leave. Like all other days. The shelter will reopen in twelve hours. Twelve hours isn’t easily spent outside in the cold. But today is different; Jos has a plan. He is going to make up for what he did. He'll have to convince his girlfriend and his friends. Jos is going to change, starting today. No more drinking, no more smoking, no more coke, heroin or other drugs. Never. Jos really wants to change. He's quitting his bad habits today. Really! Today is the day. Or, well, maybe tomorrow.
CAST & CREW
Director of Photography
Iris van Dijk
Mads Wittermans, Eva Puschendorf
Schaftkip Films Nieuweweg 16a, 9711 TD Groningen, Netherlands
Born 1963, Groningen, The Netherlands. For 30 years Houwen worked in the music industry as a musician, recording producer and owner of Mastersound Studios in Groningen. In 2007 he quit the music business completely and a year later he started collaborating with young filmmaker, Thijs Gloger. Together they founded Schaftkip Films to produce low-budget feature films. Heroin is Houwen’s feature debut as director and scriptwriter.