Category: feature film

The Film

A film about a columnist who gets haunted by internet trolls every single day. One day she decides it has to stop and she starts taking matters into her own hand.

The Idea

Creating a world that has a ‘normal’ feel to it but also creates the feeling of a character being haunted was the challenge for this film. The main character had to be believable in her own environment but at the same time we wanted to create a different world at night where the film takes its absurdist twist. The limited budget of 800 grand was quite a challenge for a big story like this.

The Solution

We choose a gripped approach to this film to give it a classic feel. Working with the brand new Sigma FF Primes on the ARRI gave us a clean and modern look. In grading the film got a bold look with lush greens and deep blue’s in the blacks and a warm feel for the skintones to create a interesting contrast. Gaffer Stijn Jonkhart once again joined the team. First AC Isabelle Wubben did a wonderful job at T1.5 and the solid grip of Bjorn Schuhmacher worked awesome. Grading was done at filmmore by Erik Demeris.

The Film

A great road-movie like circus film that revolves around a small family that get’s herself into trouble accepting a great challenge. The series broadcasted during the winter holiday’s but this story is set in summer. Three young and talented actors lead the way in this high-paced story.

The Idea

The ‘world’ of Circus Noël was already present in the former television series. But director Dennis Bots and producer Michiel Bartels wanted a slightly lifted feel to it, like the series ‘on steroids’. It had to feel familiar but at the same time they wanted to add a pinch of ‘larger then life’ to it to make sure the story would translate well to the big screen,

The Solution

Choosing a more gripped approach and working with wide lenses ensured the feeling Dennis was after. It meant using a lot of dolly work by key-grip Wesley Westerhuis and we added a few telescopic cranes when needed. The warm feeling with a vintage touch was delivered by Cooke and the Alexa Mini proved a excellent workhorse during production. Working on location and studio as well meant we had to match the different environments. Shooting during a very wet summer proved to be a challenge but I think we managed to make it look nice.