My name is Cas Mulder and I am the director en initiator of ''Men Disucussing Their Feelings In An Emotionally Healthy Way’’. This short film also marks the end of my studies at the Hoge School voor de Kunsten Utrecht. The themes which together form this film, such as identity, masculinity, barber shop music and sanity, are all personal themes about which I think a public debate should be opened.
Maarten Valstar is the producer and editor of the film. ''Men Disucussing Their Feelings In An Emotionally Healthy Way’’ is production number 56 that we are realizing together. From the age of 15 we have been working as a duo. Three national and one international nominations later, Maarten decided he wanted to help me with this project by producing it.
Rosa van Iterson is the second half of the production team. This powerhouse, schooled at the New York Film Academy in L.A., will be making sure everything from location to logistics will run smoothly. Rosa’s feministic believes rime perfectly with the vision about male and female emancipation that originated the narrative.
Simon Becks will be taking care of the script and therefore earns the titel of the screenwriter for ''Men Disucussing Their Feelings In An Emotionally Healthy Way’’. This graduated Rietveld Academy artist, familiar to all art disciplines, started cooperating with us two years ago. Ever since, a strong professional bond started to develop. Other than his work as a curator he is currently finalizing the scenes, characters and dialogue that run through the script.
Jim Stuurman is the director of photography of this short psychological thriller. His experience on commercial and fiction film sets have together formed the perfect skillset needed to interpret ''Men Disucussing Their Feelings In An Emotionally Healthy Way’' on a visual manner. This D.O.P., associate member of the NSC, will reintroduce us to the wide angle, to make sure we as viewers will gain back control over the arena.
David Kroesen & Rients Pieters are the dynamic duo that will be facilitating the lighting for this film. These two gaffers will bundle their powers for this production in order to make sure an expressive though gallant lighting will support the scenes.
Johnny Theodorus Wiekhart-Hauser graduated at the HKU two years ago as a fine-art artist. His work bundles a physical fascination with his relation to an ever changing reality. As head of the art department he will make sure that all the visual aspects perfectly rime with the thematic tension that is created.
Joopie & Rijnbart are the artist that will provide the film with a stunning soundtrack. The two have been producing for a few upcoming Dutch artist and ''Men Disucussing Their Feelings In An Emotionally Healthy Way’' will be their first step towards the big screen.
Ziewa Shadman is the promotion manager of the entire production. Her background is online culture; her educational program ‘arts, media & society’ makes her the perfect head of communication. The crowdfund campagne, pre-production and postproduction will all be guided by her.
Koen Lang designed a lot of covers, illustrations and other digital designs. He will be designing the poster, images and banners for the production.
Johnny Mae Wiekhart-Hauser is the set photographer. During the shooting days she will be providing the donators with images from the set and she will shoot the pictures used to introduce you to our team.