Tag Archives: Wouter van Luijn

“You Don’t Know Opera”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Documentary By Ruben Van Leer (2016)

“You Don’t Know Opera” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film Documentary of Boxer Frank Engel Directed By Ruben Van Leer.

Written and Directed by: Ruben van Leer

Director of Photography: Paul Özgür
Tenor and Boxer: Frank Engel
Narrated by: Johnny Bang Reilley
Original Music and Sound: Tommy Zee
Edited by: Wouter van Luijn and Amber Hooijmans
Produced by: New Amsterdam Film Company

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Amsterdam-based artist and director Ruben Van Leer’s latest film is a high-energy portrait of professional tenor and amateur boxer Frank Engel, made in collaboration with the Dutch National Opera with the aim of attracting a different audience into its drama-filled world. Here, Van Leer talks about the story behind the film:

“This film is about the courageousness of self-expression. A battle with the self is the ultimate revolution. Frank is a boxer and a tenor in the chorus of Amsterdam’s Dutch National Opera. In the film he’s fighting his demon, a shadow of himself.

 “A battle with the self is the ultimate revolution”

“His fear of going on stage is bigger than that of death, of finally letting his voice be heard to the public and mastering his art. I wanted to make a tiny opera film: an existential theme that resonates within the streets, outside of theatre walls.”

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Article on film: https://www.nowness.com/story/you-dont-know-opera-boxing-frank-engel

Website: http://newams.com/

 

“Orphic”: A Cinematic Creative Fashion Short Film Directed By Esther Dorhout Mees (2016)

“Orphic”: A Cinematic Creative Fashion Short Film For Dorhout Mees Label Directed By Esther Dorhout Mees.

Produced and Directed by:  Esther Dorhout Mees

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Original Music & Sound Design: Guido Maat

Producer: Pamela Menzo
Director of Photography: Ezra Reverda
Model: Kiki Visser
Focuspuller: Kevin idal
Drone: Thijm Huijbrechtse
Gaffer: Huib Berkhoff
Light Assistant: Dennis Vlot
3D Light Projection: Edward van Dongen
Editor: Wouter van Luijn

Grading: Daphne Maierna at Darlings Postproductions
VFX: Darlings Post Productions
MUA: Katinka Gernant
Hair Stylist: Team Hester Wernert

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“A love story..”

“ORPHIC (adj.): mysterious and entrancing beyond ordinary understanding”

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Website:  http://dorhout-mees.com/

 

“Nubivagant”: A Cinematic Fashion Short Film Directed By Esther Dorhout Mees (2016)

“Nubivagant” is a Cinematic Fashion Short Film Directed by Esther Dorhout Mees.

Produced and Directed by: Esther Dorhout Mees

Director Of Photography:  Max Maloney

NUBIVAGANT Cinematic Fashion Short Film Produced and Directed by Esther Dorhout Mees 2016

Music & Sound Design: Guido Maat
Producers: Esther Dorhout Mees, Bernou van der Ent, Elsbeth van Nieuwenhuise
Focus Puller: Justus Engelbracht
Asst. DOP:  Amit Kumar
Gaffer:  Joris Hetsen
Lighting Asst.: Henry Rodgers, Brian van Dijk, Willem Groen
Crane Driver: Jasper Dirkse
Hair Stylist: Hester Wernert
MUA: Lydia Le Loux

Editor: Wouter van Luijn

Colorist: Rachel Stone
VFX: The Darlings

Location: SUGAR CITY

Models: Evelyne Scheffers, Femke Elsinga

NUBIVAGANT Cinematic Fashion Short Film Produced and Directed by Esther Dorhout Mees in 2016

“Nothing is more revealing than movement”        Martha Graham

Nubivagant: “Wandering in the clouds; moving through the air”

NUBIVAGANT Cinematic Fashion Short Film Directed by Esther Dorhout Mees 2016

Website:  http://www.dorhout-mees.com/