Mister De Vries (93) sits at his window awaiting his death. Until one cold winter day he is surprised by the arrival of a parcel. When he subsequently sees a pigeon flying off he knows that this is no ordinary message. His time has come. Mister De Vries momentarily hesitates to open it. When he chances it, he finds his old Frisian skates. There’s only one thing to be done.
Made for NTR kort! 2012
Financial support: NTR, Netherlands Filmfund, CoBo
Produced by Viking Film Marleen Slot
Director: Mascha Halberstad
Script/Screenplay: Fiona van Heemstra
Animation: Huub Kistemaker
Intern: Marije van Ouwerkerk
Sound Design: Jeroen Nadorp
Composer: Miguel Boelens
• Netherlands Film Festival, September 2013
• International Youth Film Festival, Turkey, May 2013
• Femina Festival, Brazil, July 2013
• Cinefiesta, Puerto Rico, July 2013
• Filmfestival Nueva Mirada, Argentina, August 2013
• Brazilian Kids Festival, Brazil, September 2013
• Milano Film Festival, Italy, September 2013
• Encounters Film Festival, UK, September 2013
• Athens Film Festival, Greece, September 2013
• Le Carrousel du Rimouski, Canada, September 2013
• Kerry Film Festival, Ireland, October 2013
• Schlingel Film Festival, Germany, October 2013
• St Louis International Film Festival, USA, November 2013
• Golden Elephant Children Festival, India, November 2013
Winner international short and animation film award Schlingel Film Festival, Germany
During the 1920s, cinematographer Claude Friese-Greene travelled across the UK with his new colour film camera. His trip ended in London, with some of his most stunning images, and these were recently revived and restored by the BFI, and shared across social media and video websites.
Since February I have attempted to capture every one of his shots, standing in his footsteps, and using modern equivalents of his camera and lenses. This has been a personal study, that has revealed how little London has changed.
There have been lots of enquiries about the music ... It's Pachelbel's "Canon in D Major", and this recording came from this brilliant website ... http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html
Credit to ...
Canon in D Major, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
Also, the BFI manage the rights to the restored versions of Claude Friese-Greene's "The Open Road", of which the London shots are a segment.
De Stad Rotterdam heeft mij als fotograaf goed geholpen te ontwikkelen en dingen te leren binnen het fotograferen. Van grote hoogte of gewoon vanaf straatniveau. Vanaf elk punt leeft de stad. Bruist de stad en valt er altijd iets te beleven. Deze belevenis heb ik op eigen wijze in deze timelapse vastgelegd.
Music by Blackmill