Everybody’s Oma follows in the NSW Central Coast family’s footsteps as they navigate Oma’s failing health under the spotlight of an enthusiastic audience of well-meaning strangers.
Jason van Genderen premiered My Town is Broken at Sydney Film Festival (SFF) 2008. His debut feature Everybody’s Oma premieres at SFF 14 years later.
In the documentary Jason shares the story of his mother (the Dutch word for ‘grandmother’ is Oma) who was living with dementia. The home videos have turned Oma into an online celebrity with a global fan base.
The movie is nominated for an AACTA award – a film that critics call “heart-tugging” and “a story of incredible hope”.