/// film editing projects ///
ORANJE BITTER. 10 min
Ramon Gieling, Pieter van Huystee
A trailer/teaser for a historical ‘period’ documentary set in 1820 about the early days of the Dutch constitutional monarchy
Produced by PvH Film, Pieter van Huystee
ANTON CORBIJN INSIDE OUT, 80 min
a documentary by Klaartje Quirijns
Produced by LEV Pictures (Sander Verdonk, Gertjan Langeland)
Premiered at Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin 2012
Anton Corbijn is one of the most versatile and authoritative visual artists in popular culture of the past thirty years. He has had a vast influence on what defines fame and artistry in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Anton Corbijn Inside Out is an intimate and revealing portrait of an influential artist and the result of almost four years of filming by director Klaartje Quirijns. Her personal tie with Anton gives her unparalleled access to both the man and his work.
ONE FINE DAY
A documentary by Klaas Bense, 75 min
Produced by Janneke Doolaard for Eyeworks Film & TV Drama
Co-production Prime Time & BOS
Premiered at IDFA Amsterdam 2011 (official selection)
The documentary One Fine Day, shows six people from different cultures and religions who all, through a small nonviolent act, have had a significant and positive influence on society. In the film we meet a young Burmese monk, a Chilean student, a German pastor, a young Iraqi woman, an American former athlete and a Chinese youngster. In One Fine Day director Klaas Bense investigates how frustration can be turned into positive actions. He looks at what one single individual can achieve, and the often severe, personal consequences.
WILDERS, THE MOVIE
A documentary by Joost van der Valk en Mags Gavan, 80 min.
Produced by Pieter van Huystee & VPRO TV, Teledoc
Geert Wilders, some people call him a racist, others adore him.
In the June 2010 elections his Party for Freedom (PVV) became
the third biggest party of the Netherlands. In the run up to the elections,
Joost van der Valk and Mags Gavan try to get an insight into the
motivations of the man and his supporters. The journey takes them
from the Netherlands to London, the United States and finally to Israel.
OTTO FRANK - FATHER OF ANNE
A documentary by David de Jongh,75min.
Produced by Pieter van Huystee & NPS TV
After returning from Auschwitz, Otto Frank, the only survivor
of the family, is confronted with Anne’s diary. He renews ties
with his daughter by reading it. The film tells the story of what
he went through, how the loss of his family scarred his life, how
he dealt with the dilemmas that the publication of the diary
brought upon him and how he made a memorial of his daughters
legacy and became the father-figure for thousands of young
Feature film written and directed by Ramon Gieling, 98min.
Produced by Pieter van Huystee & BOS
In the days of Franco's dictatorship, a scandalous love
affair between the elderly Pepet Tremolls and the
eighteen-year-old Rosa Campos de Amor is
bafflingly concluded by a suicide on New Year's Eve.
OPENING film of the Dutch Film Festival Utrecht
DIARY OF A TIMES SQUARE THIEF
A documentary by Klaas Bense, 52min.
Produced by Eyeworks doc & BOS
The search for the writer of a mysterious diary that the
filmmaker found on Ebay results in small, intimate portraits
of some of the colourful characters described in the
diary. The film paints a vivid picture of the world-famous
Times Square area when it was still a dramatically brutal
Dutch Film Festival Utrecht Nomination, 2009
Official Selection: Oldenburg International Film Festival 2009
Fantasia Festival Film Festival 2009 Montreal, Canada
Brooklyn International Film Festival 2009 New York, USA
Hot Docs International Documentary Festival 2009 Toronto
Winner: Golden Panda Award 2009, Golden Stone Award 2009
FROM THE BED & BREAKFAST NOTEBOOKS
A short film by Alexandra Handal, 13min 45sec
In West Jerusalem, some expropriated Palestinian homes
that are now occupied by Israeli Jews have been converted
into bed and breakfasts promising tourists ‘an authentic
experience of Jerusalem’. It is in one of those
accommodations in West Musrara that the Palestinian artist
spent thirteen nights in August 2007. She captured the
feeling of the place as she experienced it. The result is an
account where numerous stories unfold through layers of
sound, image and text, uncovering – like a crime scene
investigation – the remnants of a denied past against an
Selected for New Contemporaries 2009
DOORS TO THE SOUL/DEUREN NAAR DE ZIEL
A documentary by Elizabeth Rocha Salgado, 49min.
Produced by Appel,Honigman & NPS
Our senses recall memories, excite desires, intensify
feelings, accelerate heart beat. Each of the five protagonists
of this film is obsessed by a special sensibility: a blind man,
a music composer, a cook, an astronomer and a homicide
International Documentary Festival Amsterdam 2008
Festival del cine de Huesca 2009
Nederland Film Festival 2009
A TV documentary by Ramon Gieling, 20min.
Produced by Eyeworks doc& KRO profile
Ramón Gieling researches the magic around the position of
the left-fielder within football. Is the left-fielder a loner, an
excentric, a philosopher or even the Alty-christ? It is the
stirring question of the film.
SHIVERING BEAUTY: Soundscape of Mongolia
A documentary by Robin Noorda, 52min.
Produced by BOS
Through the rich Mongolian music culture, Noorda presents
a critical visual impression of the quickly westernizing land
of which the people underwent a transition of unfree an equal
to free and unequal.
AYA SOFYA, mosque in the west
A documentary by Jack Janssen, 78min.
Produced by PvHFilm & Ikon
The film shows how the building of the most beautiful
mosque of the Netherlands ended in a failure. The Aya
Sofya remains an illusion, an empty excavation site.
Central in the film is the young entrepreneur Fatih Dag,
chairman of the mosque since 2004, in his never ending
battle for the mosque in the West.
A documentary by Lidija Zelovic, 50min.
Produced by PvHFilm & ARTE
A film about a generation of four friends who grew up
together in Sarajevo. They now live in different countries
around the world. What has happened to them in the last
13 years: how did they get through the war, how do they
live now, how do they relate to their former life, to Sarajevo
and to their old friends? And what did they actually believe in
back then? And what do they believe in now?
Winner GOLDEN PLAQUE Belgrade Documentary
Short Film Festival 2008 (best international documentary)
Nomination Golden Calf Netherlands Film Festival, Utrecht 2007
Film trailer by Ramon Gieling, 6min.
Produced by PvHFilm & European Media Program
Once the poet-singer Joaquin Sabina gave his friends the
key to his house; some of them still keep that key. During
Sabina's absence the filmmaker returns with them to Sabina's
house. While Joaquin Sabina sings about life again, after
having a stroke, the characters compare their memories to
the present and sing their favorite Sabina lyrics.
ROBERT, MARY AND KATRINA
A documentary by Marjoleine Boonstr, 40min.
Produced by Human/Lies Janssen doc
A tender portrait of two survivors of hurricane Katrina.
Rotterdam International Film Festival
A documentary by Peter Veer, 50min
Produced by PvHFilm & Ikon
Economic conditions push a Dutch farmer to reform
the family farm or give it up altogether. The film explores
the changes in landscape through urban sprawl and the
various possibilities for a traditional crafts to survive.
VINGERS DIE WEIZEN NAAR DE MAAN
A TV documentary short by Marjoleine Boonstra, 30min
Produced by BOS/Lies Janssen doc
What is our vision on Nature? Today’s relation between
man and nature leads to ever bigger problems. In this film,
contemporary representatives of four leading religions
research the differences but most and foremost the
similarities in their respective thinking about nature.
GO NO GO
Multi-screen Multimedia Fotoinstallation, 1hr loop
Photos by Ad van Denderen
Produced by Paradox for FOAM
Between 1988 and 2003 Ad van Denderen photographed
migrants and refugees who were under way to the rich
West. He lodged for weeks in filthy pensions in Istanbul
where Pakistanis waited for human traffickers who would
take them to Greece. He joined police patrols along the
borders between Greece and Turkey, where particularly
Sri Lankans were arrested, and watched how at night men
and women disembarked soaking wet from small boats at
Tarifa in Spain, after their difficult voyage by sea from Morocco.
A documentary by Coco Schrijber, 70min.
Produced by Lemming Film & Ikon
First Kill is afilm that revolves around the psychology of war.
Important turning points in the Vietnam War are used to illustrate
the effect of war on body and mind. The documentary consists of
interviews with Michael Herr and several Vietnam veterans. The
depth of the interviews provides insight into the feelings that
accompany violence, fear, hate, seduction and pleasure.
Best Film, Human Rights IFF Kosovo
10 COMMANDMENTS: SINNED AGAIN (Het was weer Zondig)
THE SEVENTH COMMANDMENT
A documentary by Fatima Jebli-Ouazzani, 55min
Produced by PvHFilm & Ikon
Part of a series about the Biblical Ten Commandments. This
documentary is an exploration of the intricacies of the seventh
commandment: Thou Shalt Not Commit Adultery. It portrays four
people who did commit adultery and are willing to talk about it.
Winny Maas MVRDV for the Biennale di Architectura Venetië 1hr.
3 channel video installation for the Dutch pavilion
ONE ON ONE
A documentary by Elsbeth Dijkstra, 30min
Produced by One Architecture/Netherlands Architecture Institute
Dutch contribution in the Biënnale di Architectura Venice, Italy