German Martinez (Director)
“Films are a powerful tool that used in the right way can inspire and teach the audience a valuable lesson. To direct a film is a privilege that should not be taken for granted.”
Born and raised in Barcelona, Spain, German is a 25 year old SAE student based in Amsterdam working on his final project for the filmmaking bachelor. Passionate for film at a young age he started studying the craft of visual arts three years ago and worked in several projects from music videos, documentaries, fiction films…The reason why he decided to become a filmmaker is to inspire people and use his creativity for something productive, give to the audience always something to think about.
Working on his latest project “Sunset” German has decided to merge dance and fiction and create something different. This is a film that dives into the dark side of those who have been through a difficult experience and were not able to overcome the trauma. The intention of the film is to use it as a mirror for those who have been through a similar experience, so they can see themselves reflected. Teaching that vulnerability is not always a sign of weakness and strength can arise from different places.
Fernando Oliveira (Dancer)
Director and artist in the ANT -Physical Theatre Company. Fernando Oliveira’s work experiments with the body movements stimulated by sounds and vocal feelings as the main source for his work with creator by improvising, he develops his own way to building up the choreography language. Fernando’s work is best described as: poetic. Music, text and decor are flowing together in a very organic way.
This approachbecame an aesthetic, raising questions about the body and the environment surrounding it, its possibilities, and how to transform it using the diversity of his artistic language and his authorial work.
Kim Doeleman (Dancer)
Kim Doeleman is 24 years old and was born in The Netherlands. Starting dance at a relatively late age she found the freedom and joy to express and share with movement. This led her to start studying dance at ArtEZ University of the Arts. In 2014 she graduated with a Bachelor of Dance. During and after her study she had the opportunity to work with international choreographers such as; Amos Ben – Tal, Jerôme Meyer, Ann van den Broek, Corneliu Ganea and others. After one year working at dance company De Stilte she became a freelance dancer and teacher focusing on modern and contemporary dance.
As a performer and teacher she strives to expand her knowledge in movement and technique’s by following various classes, workshops and intensives such as; Countertechnique, Gaga and with Hofesh Shechter.
Corneliu Ganea (Choreographer)
Corneliu Ganea is an Romanian independent choreographer, teacher and filmmaker based in Amsterdam. With the creation of his first duet in 1999, he discovered a passion for movement and choreography. Pursuing this attraction, Corneliu developed a large variety of works which were presented and awarded at different festivals and choreographic competitions around the world. Following the work titled Boma, for Internationaal Danstheater Amsterdam, he further established his presence in the Dutch contemporary dance scene as an upcoming choreographer.
Taking a strong inspiration from music, Corneliu develops works which are physical, poetic and revolved around unique characters.
Using the human body as a medium for expression Corneliu allows himself to explore the infinite possibilities of motions in a choreographic structure and its impact on the viewer.
The experience of the audience plays an important role and is just as important as the one of the performers, as the symbiotic relationship between the two is a vital aspect of Corneliu's work. Developing works and characters which manage to peel the surface of mundane and peer into our vulnerabilities and weakness, is a presence in Corneliu's performances.
Corneliu graduated the Digital Film Diploma course at the SAE Institute in Amsterdam in 2018. As a film maker he is now active in the niche dance scene by filming and editing dance performances and a variety of commercial works for different companies.
Andrea Casetti (Cinematographer)
Andrea Casetti originally Italian, started in 2011 working as videomaker. In 2013 he moved to Amsterdam to attend a 2 year long school on Digital Film Making. In the Dutch city he started specializing as director of photography and developing his own style, bringing it to all the productions he would be part of.
Beside commercial work his major creative work comes out in music videos and fashion short movies.
His work has been featured in the Eye Museum in Amsterdam, on Nick Knights’ ShowStudio and other renowned fashion online magazines.