Our good friend Mariska van den Brink, photographer, living in Cape Town, did a sunny photo shoot at a music festival in Cape Town while we are riding on ice.
I saw these photo’s and thought they were just great. Such an atmosphere around these kids. Check them out.
Together with Schrijf-Schrijf we are working on a radio commercial for ICS (Investing in Children and their Society).
Here we are recording the voice of Jan Anne for the Dutch version at the studio of Big Orange in Amsterdam.
Jisk Film is producing a tv-commercial for ICS (Investing in Children and their Society). A future for children in Africa and Asia. That’s the goal of ICS. A good social environment is essential for that.
Not only in the family, but also in the community. To achieve that, child protection and social entrepreneurship are pivotal aspects in the work of ICS.
Peace Beyond Borders, our documentary about the tribal war in Kenia, Sudan and Uganda is nominated for a special jury price in Monaco for best documentary on peace. We shot the film at places were no white man had been before. Worriors shot the bullets on our Jeeps, thinking we were an animal that they could eat.
One of the great moments that I had was when a girl, who’s brother was shot dead by the enemy two days before my arrival, was sitting in our car and when the driver hit the gas, she mumbled: the trees are running away! The brother couldn’t be burried. That’s in their culture. He was 15 years old, and still lying there with three bullets in his body. That was my second day of research.
Our short documentary Gaaf Zijn (Being Cool) won the Holland Doc 24 award for best online documentary at the Dutch Film Festival 2011 in Utrecht!
Some moments are not to forget. In 2008, after a year when Jisk Film was founded, we joined the 48Hour Film Festival during the Dutch Film Festival in Utrecht. That weekend was a perfect example of a cast and crew working intuitively and responsively to any given moment. A process where everyone is in synch.
I think it’s about being open to every moment and ultimately being well and truly ‘in the moment’. Regardless of what I’m expecting, planning or needing from a scene, ultimately the most important thing to happen, is the thing that is happening right there and then. We won the award for best script, best actress and best film. Also nominated for best camera and best actor.
Ever wondered who is responsible for all traffic data, so you’re TomTom tells you to leave your home 30 minutes later to avoid traffic jam?
It’s NDW. They collect all data on the main roads in the Netherlands, and deliver them to companies like ANWB, TomTom, etc. We produced and directed their film. Check out some stills here.
Our friends from Big Orange composed music for the film ‘The Extraordinary Adventures of Mr. West in the Land of the Bolsheviks’ that was played live as if it was 1920. This film marks the birth of the Red Western. Made by Lev Kuleshov, teacher of the Moscow film school and pioneer of Soviet montage
The actors included students Boris Barnet and Vladimir Pudovkin, on the brink of their own careers. The music was played live by the Metropole Orchestra.The film was made by us, while having lots of fun.
Together with The Pickle Factory we worked on a campaign of the ANWB. Starring Rene van ‘t Hof.
We shot him in Rotterdam in a green screen studio. The site is offline, but check out some screenshots.
Working in teams, learning from each other, get inspired, share ideas and knowledge. That is what this online commercial was all about.
We produced the commercial together with Rhinofly for Zestor. The campaign was to attract people from different branches to the Universities of the Netherlands to teach.