May 15, 2012
LOCATION SCOUTING SEVILLA
Together with my friends Marcel (screenplay writer) and Jesse (my little brother) we found some beautiful locations in France near Clermont Ferrand to shoot our new short film Sevilla. For more info about the project, please check the website from Baldr FILM.
GROENE AMSTERDAMMER / NOMINATION
David Snellenberg’s writing was nominated for best copy at the ADCN 2011.
A zero-budget campaign for De Groene Amsterdammer – an independent Dutch weekly newsmagazine published in Amsterdam and distributed throughout the Netherlands, conventionally considered to be one of the four most influential written media in its sector. Made with a lot of help from my friends. D.O.P. Jasper Wolf Sound Designer Feike de Wit and of course Fockeline Ouwerkerk and Martijn Nieuwerf themselves.
Check the second film here.
NFTVM VERS AWARD / IMPASSE
Impasse won the NFTVM Vers award for young Dutch filmmakers. Earlier it got a Special Mention at the International Amsterdam Film Festival.
Impasse premiered at the Tokyo International Film Festival 2008 as part of the feature film Stories On Human Rights.
Produced by Hazazah & Art For The World.
SENSOOR WINS BRONZE LION
Happy to announce that the commercial we made for Sensoor won a Bronze Lion in Cannes. Earlier it won also a Silver Lamp at the ADCN and Silver at Eurobest.
Concept by Lode Schaeffer, Lysbeth Bijlstra & Emilio de Haan at Indie Amsterdam.
PREMIERE / IMPASSE
IMPASSE premiered in Paris as part of STORIES ON HUMAN RIGHTS during the 60th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The film comprises twenty two 5 minute shorts directed by international artist and filmmakers like Hany Abu-Assad, Sergei Bodrov and Marina Abramovic.
IMPASSE will have it’s solo premiere at the 21th Tokyo International Film Festival 2008.
JOB COHEN AWARDED SECOND BEST MAYER IN THE WORLD
Proud of our mayor Job Cohen (Amsterdam), that has been chosen as number two of the world’s best mayors. The contest was won by John So, the mayor of Melbourne, Australia.
Maybe his football skills helped mister Cohen in this competition. A great mayor, a great man.
DANCE 4 LIFE Wins 'Best TV Commercial on HIV and AIDS of Last 25 years'
The commercial we made for Dance 4 Life, won the prestigious award from the European Commission in Brussels.
DANCE 4 LIFE / FIRST SHOT
A picture taken at the Tanzanian beach during the first shot from my first Hazazah Production ever.
From left to right: Hamdi – 1st AC Pansci Puts – DOP Jasper Wolf – me – producer Robert Roosenstein and Sound Recorder Ed Meijaard. Sweet memories.
My best friend is born today. Welcome little brother. Let’s write some history together.