Who are we?
writer & Director: Robert-Jonathan Koeyers
Robert-Jonathan Koeyers is a multidisciplinary artist and filmmaker. He studied animation at the Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam where he graduated with a visual poem titled Here, which served both as a dense collection of visual research, as well as an abstract and poetic telling of It's Nice in Here.
Throughout the years Robert-Jonathan has been using film, photography, animation, music, and other mediums to help turn his ideas and stories into tangible projects. Often deeply personal, nostalgic and introspective, his work sets out to explore and dissect the human condition and examines why we work the way we do.
Art Director: Claire Sebring
Claire Sebring is the art director, background designer, and an animator on It’s Nice In Here. She studied Animation at the Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam, where she graduated in 2018.
With a love for the personal stories of our world and the fantastical stories of others worlds, Claire creates visuals and stories often blurring the line between the two. Largely inspired by her own emotions, nostalgia, the world around her and fantasy, she strives to create work that transports someone to a place where they can find a temporary escape, a moment to discover and reflect, or simply a world of visuals in which to immerse oneself.
Producer: Richard Valk
Since 2000, Richard Valk has been producing several short animated films made by autonomous and established filmmakers like Rosto, Adriaan Lokman, and Christobal de Oliveira. These productions have often been international co-productions that, for the most part, have been financed by the Netherlands Film Fund.
As of late, Richard has also taken an interest in young directors with fresh ideas and new stories to tell. He has worked together with filmmakers like Wiep Teeuwisse, Douwe Dijkstra, Rianne Stremmelaar, and is now working with Robert-Jonathan Koeyers to help his story and point of view come to fruition.
Composer: Federico SOlazzo
Federico Solazzo is an Italian music composer for films, TV and video games. He studied at the Institute of Sonology in The Hague, studied orchestration with the Los Angeles composer and conductor Charles Fernandez, and received a Master’s Degree in Professional Media Composition with distinction from the University of Chichester.
For It's Nice in Here Federico has been putting in a lot of thought and work into making the music for the film sound like memories; fragmented, unpredictable, yet unmistakably tied to the characters and their headspace. Ultimately the soundtrack will be ranging from dreamy and nostalgic fragments to dreary and heavy soundscapes.
Sound Design: Rik Nieuwdorp
Rik Nieuwdorp is a composer, sound designer, adaptive music guru and owner of Claynote. His expertise mostly lies in adaptive music; making a soundtrack malleable to meaningful in-game parameters.
Besides composing adaptive music, he also creates more linear music and sound effects for video games, art installations and now also for It's Nice in Here, where Rik will be helping distort, deform, and reshape the sounds to make them feel like fading and distant memories, or like harsh and inescapable truths.
Brontë Kolster, Lok Thong Siu, Basak Kirici, Julia Peelen, Claire Sebring, Robert-Jonathan Koeyers
Mischa Penders, Teodora Simon, Jasmine Wijnsouw, Noa MacDonald, Sohaib Bouaiss
Claire Sebring, Mischa Penders, Cesare Davolio
Eline van Hagen