Monday, April 23, 2012

Sold my doc shot on GH2

Exciting news for the author of this blog: the documentary I'm shooting and co-directing (the other director is my mother) on poet/pop-journalist/feminist Elly de Waard is commissioned by Dutch Public Broadcasting for their renowned documentary series Uur van de Wolf. (The Hour of the Wolf) I'm sure this is the first time a filmmaker named 'Wolf' is making something for Het Uur van de Wolf. Feels like coming home ;-)
Mother and son Wolf have joined film-forces before in 2008, when they collaborated on a portrait of Dutch artist Willem van Malsen. That film was selected for the Netherlands Film Festival and was aired by public broadcaster AVRO.
The documentary on poet de Waard will be shot on a Panasonic GH2 with antique Canon FD lenses. The film is planned to be aired in December of this year, along with the publication of a new book of poetry by de Waard that includes photographs by photographer Frederique Masselink van Rijn (who happens to be my niece. yes, it's all in the family...).
Good times for the filmer behind Filmersblog but less time for the blog... I'm going to try to post more than I've done the past few months and keep you up to date on several exciting new projects and the gear that I use and plan to use. (would love to get my hands on some of that Black Magic...)


  1. Jurgen van LeeuwenApril 23, 2012 at 1:23 PM

    Congratulations! hope to see the result, especially(is dat goed engels?) how the movie shot with the GH2, looks on tv.

    Jurgen van Leeuwen

  2. Could you speak on the process of getting it sold, seems interesting. congratulations!

    1. We started shooting, thinking we would make it ourselves regardless of third (or even second) party participation. Then we contacted several potential producers and broadcasters and after a lot of if's and butt's they decided to participate.
      Hope this answers your question somewhat!