Anathema is a short film created by a small Dutch crew of filmmakers. It's been in development for almost two years and our team can look back with pride as the post-production is well underway.
With a too-small-to-be-real budget, but with great new technologies (like the Canon 550D) we successfully put to the test a method of filmmaking, that can best be described as "guerrilla-filmmaking".
Ids Aalbers - Director
Ids Aalbers has been shooting video and composing music since he was ten years old. Over the course of the years he made awardwinning films and animations, but his passion for film really grew when the DSLR filmmaking technology was introduced in the form of the Canon 5D mark II. Since then he steadily gathered inventive tools in order to make film on-the-go. This was essential in the making of Anathema. He is also working to provide the music for the film.
Rob Feringa - Line producer
The motor behind the project. Rob's job was to oversee and control the tight schedule. He is the key manager of the daily operations. He worked continuously with the director from the beginning until the end. Even now he has an important role in getting the project to reach it's goal.
Nienke van Staveren - Actress
Nienke van Staveren studied Theatre at Shorter University in the USA. Additionally, she has participated in workshops from professional actors, directors, and composers in both America and the Netherlands. Currently, she is studying Film and Communication at Amsterdam University College and combines her work as an actress with her studies where possible. She started her professional career on set with a supporting part in De Daltons, de jongensjaren, a continuation of the Dutch Emmy-nominee series De Daltons. Recent credits include Promises with Shorter University, short feature films such as Denk Na (2011) and Set in Stone (2012), It’s not about the Frappuccino and I Am I staged readings with Orange Tea Theatre, and the new Dutch TV series Zusjes (2012).
Tin Kapetanovic - Actor
Tin Kapetanovic (born 16 September 1987) is a Dutch actor with both Dutch and Bosnian citizenship. Born in the city of Mostar in the Former Yugoslavia (SFRY) he was raised in Leeuwarden, the Netherlands. Having never formally studied acting, he approaches every role with a constant research and vigorous devotion, remaining completely in character for the duration of the shooting schedule. He has degrees in International Relations and Political Science having worked and studied in the Netherlands, Hong Kong, the United Kingdom, Thailand and Belgium.
Hendrik Hensema - Actor
Hendrik Hensema is an ordinary guy from Friesland (Netherlands) without any actual actingtraining, but with a great eye for acting. He helped Ids with earlier projects and liked the idea of playing the main role as a grumpy soldier. He was however dead serious when in character and did it like no other could do it.
So far, these are the members that have worked on this project:
Director, Director of Photography and Editor - Ids Aalbers
Executive Producer - Rob Feringa
Cast - Tin Kapetanovic, Hendrik Hensema, Nienke van Staveren, Robert de Wit & Royce Hoekstra
Motiontracking & Compositor - Giso Spijkerman
Matte-painters - Lucas Weij, Derk Elshof, Roy Korpel
Crew - Katja Joumanova, Ramiro Oosting, Aquila Ngoesmin, Friso Aalbers
Soundtrack - Ids Aalbers
Producers - NHL Hogeschool Leeuwarden, Metafoor Media