Hendrik Groen

This brand new series for public broadcaster NPO1 is all about the bestselling book about 83 year old Hendrik Groen. 12 episodes of 30 minutes will premiere this fall aiming for the bigger crowds on the nation's number one channel. Produced by Warner Brothers dutch company Blazhoffski by creative director Anton Smit. Directed by the award winning Tim Oliehoek

The Film

This brand new series premiering this October on major broadcaster NPO1 is the bestselling novel ‘Hendrik Groen’ televised. The wonderful 83 year old Hendrik Groen lives in a elderly home and decides to shake things up!

The Idea

Creating the world of Hendrik Groen for the screen was no easy task. Director Tim Oliehoek teamed up with creator Peter de Smet, writer Martin van Waardenberg and creative producer Anton Smit to make the story work on the screen. Art director Barbara Westra came on board and together with her we created the look for this series. Lensing this story involved a lot of different style’s of storytelling since it’s a dramady. I loved working on this brand new format and got to love the story about this old man and his friends.

The Solution

Working with Gaffer Stijn Jonkhart I developed different lighting style’s throughout the season. As the story unfolds the lighting moods evolve with it through the episodes. Staying close to reality but sometimes taking a bold step into a more dramatic approach. Shot on Cooke primes for their ‘human’ look and Fujinon Zooms when the elderly crowds hit the action! The still is made by Elmer van den Marel.

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