DIRECTOR / PRODUCER - Natasja Pattipeilohy
Natasja Pattipeilohy is the daughter of a Moluccan father and a Hungarian-Dutch mother. Being mixed race means accepting the best and the worst of both worlds. Not able to identify with just one but with all there is, kept her always curious and keen on getting involved in anything that has to do with (cultural) identity and diversity.
From early on, Natasja has always been fascinated by “visual language”. That's how she started with photography at a young age and even published a photo book about the Moluccan identity in the Netherlands. Later she more or less 'fell' into the film industry. Due to her work experience in IT (change) management, Natasja got asked to do the production of a short film and she was hooked immediately. What she enjoys the most is generating great ideas together with likeminded people and creating beautiful things together. In a sense, the creative process of film making can also be an excercise of introspection, because it forces you to examine your 'self' in new ways.
WRITER - Raoul Groothuizen
Raoul Groothuizen is a young film maker with a Dutch-Indonesian and Moluccan background. He graduated in 2013 as an audiovisual designer at Grafisch Lyceum Rotterdam, where he followed an internship as cameraman and editor for the Rotterdam television program "Full Color Rotterdam" and video game company Ubisoft. After graduating, he began a follow-up study in screenwriting in Brussels at the film academy RITCS. He is currently in his master degree year of screenwriting.
In his spare time he worked for several short film projects. For example, in 2014, in collaboration with CinemAsia, he wrote and directed the short film Bundi di Rumah, which was shown at several short film festivals and the Tong Tong Fair. In 2016 his short film screenplay "De Grote Honger" was selected by the Flemish Screenwriters Guild at the international short film festival in Leuven.
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY - Artyom Zakharenko
Artyom Zakharenko born in Vyborg, Russia. He has spent most of his youth there and in the cultural capitol of Russia, St. Petersburg. Thanks to his mother who is an artist, Artyom was exposed to the world of creativity at a very young age and encouraged to pursue his passion of visual arts.
Artyom has worked mainly on shorts, corporate and branded films in Amsterdam and Moscow. He is nominated for 'Best Cinematography' at Shortcutz Amsterdam Annual Awards 2017
1st ASSISTANT DIRECTOR - Miron Ashkenazy
Miron Ashkenazy, born in the Netherlands is a writer, director and producer.
He got his first break in screenwriting when he got selected by Annet Betsalel, head of the Jewish Broadcasting, the Dutch Filmfund and Mediafund, where they developed his film “Parparim” (Butterflies). It was broadcasted on TV and sold to various countries.
At the Rutger Hauer Film Factory Masterclass in Rotterdam Miron was one of the six screenwriters selected internationally. The film “HeartCore” was broadcasted on TV and shown at the International Film Festival Rotterdam. It has the most views on Youtube from all masterclasses and is one of Rutger Hauer's favorites.
In Los Angeles he further studied screenwriting, directing and producing at the University of Southern California (USC) and University of California Los Angeles (UCLA).
He recently finished producing and assistant directing the supernatural feature “The Radiant One.”
CAMERA ASSISTANT - Sybren Haandrikman
Sybren Haandrikman was 15 when he came into contact with the film industry. He started as a volunteer at the regional health broadcast, where he worked from camera assistant to cameraman and director. After the VMBO he followed the training as cameraman on the VEC (video editor and cameraman) on the RijnIJssel in Arnhem. The years flew by and so it was, that after four years, he started freelancing for various companies, for which he produces corporate films. In the past year, Sybren has made the switch from corporate to fiction because that's where his heart is. For example, he assisted within the light department at the film "Mannen van Mars" (Hans Somers) and at the camera department at the film "Gek van Geluk" (Johan Nijenhuis). In his spare time, Sybren likes to participate in free projects such as the 48 Hour Film Project. Besides cameraman / camera assistant he also speaks in voiceovers for TV commercials, company videos and answering machines and much more.
GAFFER - Ralph Schoonenboom
Ralph Schoonenboom. Light is something that can create and enhance the atmosphere of a story and is something that can give every shot character. I strive for every shot that is made to a picture that I would like to hang on the wall as a canvas. Every shot counts. I hope to be able to do this in this project as well and therefore hope to take everything out of it at all times. Besides this project I am also working on other projects, such as camera and / or lighting of TV commercials and music videos, and I am regularly part of the light team on large sets of Dutch films and series.
BOOM OPERATOR - Rickert Blokhuis
PRODUCTION COORDINATOR - Yvonne Eggens
PRODUCTION ASSISTANT - Angelique Pical
EDITOR - Jaap Hoogstad
COMPOSER - Guy Renardeau
KUMI SEKIMOTO was born in Tokyo. After working a many years in the Dutch financial industry, she decided she wanted to follow her passion for acting. A few years back Kumi changed her mind radically and made the step towards a career in acting and performance. Today, Kumi is mainly busy studying Acting and working in the media industry. Kumi’s biggest dream ever is to do the voice overs for a Japanese anime series.
Music critic and Beatles historian.
Masataka was born and raised in Japan.
In 2011 he moved from Tokyo to Amsterdam, with his wife and daughter.
His latest book “Beatles-Rainichi-gaku” (Beatles’-visiting-Japanology) received the “Best popular music book of 2016” award in Japan.
His career in the film industry began as one of the journalists in “Godzilla” (Japan, 1984). He then produced cartoon series “Chibi maruko chan”.
His European film debut was “Silent City” (Nederland, Luxemburg, België, 2012), in which he acts a cook.
Lizelotte van Dijk
Lizelotte van Dijk was raised in Belgium. From an early age she was determined to become an actress and completely arranged her life in pursuit of this goal. After high-school (NL: VWO) she went to drama school in Antwerp. Shortly after graduating she went across the border and appeared in productions in the Netherlands.
She performed in different series like ‘Costa!’, ‘GTST’, ‘IC’, ‘Jong Zuid’ and ‘Alex FM’. Furthermore, she had roles in films like 'Anyway The Wind Blows', 'Het Woeden Der Gehele Wereld' en 'Dans Met De Duivel'. She took the short film 'Drive Me Crazy' by storm and was nominated for the Teddy Award at the Film Festival of Berlin.
In Belgium Lizelotte played roles in crime series like ‘Heterdaad’, ‘Recht op Recht’ and she presented for JIM TV.
Besides that, she is a popular guest in programs like 'Bobo's in the bush', 'Sterrenslag' and for 'Op zoek naar God' she, toghether with Gordon and Dennis Van Der Geest, took part in a special quest that is featured in 10 episodes.
Apart from acting, Lizelotte also aspires to be a presenter. She presented SIXPACK, Veronica Vibes and was guest host for TMF.
Her voice has been repeatedly used for commercials by companies like Perry Sport, Pokon and Lizelotte currently does all the voice overs for H&M.
At the moment she’s also busy developing her own YouTube channel G.I.R.L #setlife and will soon appear in the short film ‘HIROFUMI'S SUITCASE’.