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THE RIGHT JUICE  (2012 feature)

gauge: HD; SONY F3 S-log Cinedeck EX, S35MM SSMk.II, ArriMacro; 1.85:1


cast: Mark Killeen, Lúcia Moniz, Miguel Damião, Ellie Chidzey, Beau McClellan, and many others


production company: O Sumo Certo Ltd. | in association with Fluxo Banal | executive producer: B.J. Boulter | co-producer: Chris Parker | writer : David Butler-Cole
director:
Kristjan Knigge | 1st AD : Karen Radzikowski | director of photography: Dick Merx | art director: João Calvario | editor: Sonja ten Boom | sound designer: Ronald van der Spek, Erik Schuring | score: Pedro Frias | gaffer: Antonio Antunes | camera operator: Pedro Matos | 1st AC : Jur Oster | steadicam : Knut Pedersen | make-up : Sammy Sheehan | costumes : Jean Chardet | UPM : Karen Radzikowski | 2nd AD : Miguel Palhinha | script supervisor : Suzy Turner | location manager : Amélia Câmara | set builder : Ross Dias | best boy : Carlos Antunes | rigger : Rory McKeowen | PA : Zito Cunha, Marisa Cacoete | stunt supervisor : João Gaspar | sound assistant : André Esnada | 2nd AC : Fábio Guerreiro | assistant editor : Amanda ? | catering : Jon Vine, Erla Oladottir | color grading: ? | special thanks: Golden Eye, Cine Light, Vila Vita, Zoomarine, Subnauta, Lara...


“The Right Juice” is a British/Algarvian comedy with international cast and crew, shot in Portugal.

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IMDB http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2288160
   
WEBSITE http://www.therightjuice.net/
 


CAP’S CLUB (2012 pilot TV series)

gauge: 4,5K; RED Mysterium-X, S35MM SSMk.II, Angenieux; 1.78:1


cast: Daan de Groot, Eefje Paddenburg, Leonie Elbert, Stefan de Walle, Han Oldigs, and others.


production company : Lucille Werner Foundation

director : Jasper Verheugd, Servaas Snoeijers | 1st AD : Werner Weslau | cinematographer : Dick Merx | art director: Kristel Steenbergen | sound engineer: Martijn Scholte | editor, colorist : Ron van Westen | production manager:Sixta Besseling | 1st a.c., grip: Esther Kool | gaffer: Glenn Bruijntjes | styling : Diana Thys, Ashanty Vitalis   | makeup: Femke Gaarlandt, Suraya Willemsen | set dresser: Iris Jacobs | best boy : Tinus Dam | assistant producer: Céline Scholten | score: ? | special thanks: Goldeneye, Schram Studio’s


Cap’s Club ”   is a warm and fun detective series with a group of kids unraveling mysteries, produced for national Dutch television.

 


PAGINA 23   (2011 short narrative)

gauge: HD; SONY F3, S35MM SSMk.II; 2.35:1


cast: Ahmed Akkabi, Liliana de Vries, Robin Alcedo, Zara Dwinger, Jessie Mentjox


producers:Tim Arts, Stefan van den Boogaart, Jeroen Houben

director : Jeroen Houben | 1st AD : Marèl Jap-Samcinematographer : Dick Merx | art director : Marianne Lock | sound designer : Henk-Jelle de Groot | editor : Wouter van Luijn | gaffer : Mick van Herk | boom operator: Louk Voncken | makeup: Iris Zuidema |  styling : Laurence Mensink  |  electrician & grip: Roel Neuraij , Kiki van Herk  | assistant producer: Maarten Kuypers, Olya van Poppel | score: Joris Titawano | titel sequence: Jurjen Versteeg | special thanks: Goldeneye, Schram Studio’s


BEST FILM   AUDIENCE AWARD   BEST EDITING   at the NFF 2011, Utrecht, as part of the 48HFP.

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY   at Filmapalooza in Taos, USA 2012.


YOUTUBE http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dTXzqNZiEHY
   
VIMEO http://vimeo.com/29574763
   
IMDB http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2318629/
   
WEBSITE http://www.pagina23.nl
 


TOMMIE  (2011 short narrative)

gauge: HD; SONY F3, NanoFlash, S35MMSS Mk.II; 2.35:1


cast: Sens Gerritsen, Richard Maaré, Betty van der Schaaf


producer: Hooded Hombre/Presto Film | writer: Simon Sliphorst

director: Simon Sliphorstcinematographer : Dick Merx | production designer: Sonja Spaan | sound design: Kay Poster | editor: Martijn Goran | makeup: Merle Holterman | boom operator: Harro Henkemans | electrician & grip: Arthur Vis | assistant producer & catering: Guido Sleurink | special thanks: Goldeneye, Schram Studio’s


AUDIENCE AWARD  at  Film at the Sea ,  Zealand

GRAND PRIZE  at Extreme Short Festival ,  Seoul


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IMDB http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2069966/
   
WEBSITE http://www.hoodedhombre.com/tommie/#.UID_urulWSE
 

CEL  (2011 short narrative)

gauge: 4,5K; RED Mysterium-X, S35MM SSMk.II; 2.35:1


cast: Alexander Berson, Sabir Alhaft


producer: BlueCar Films | writer: Niels Bourgonje

director: Niels Bourgonje | director of photography: Dick Merx | production designer: Iris Jacobs | sound designer: Ravian de Vries | editor: Björn Mentink | color correction: AVP | production manager: Dilian de Bruin | 1st AD.: Sander van Velzen | gaffer: Mick van Herk | camera operator: Arthur Vis | set dresser: Sonja Spaan | makeup: Denise Boon, Jill van Enckevort | electrician: Otto Ligt, Josephine Drehmanns | assistant production. Francios Pieneman, Sacha Krynen, Sandra Houthuijs | 2nd a.d.: Tijl Vos | data manager: Remon Steinhardt | special thanks: Goldeneye, Schram Studio’s


Cell ”  is currently in post-production. Selected for  Scenecs 2011 , Amersfoort.


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WEBSITE http://celdefilm.nl/
 


COLLIN’S KOSMOS  (2011 short narrative)

gauge: 4K; RED Mysterium, S35MM SSMk.II; 2.35:1


starring: Neil van der Hulst


producer & writer: Nick Aberson

director: Nick Aberson | cinematographer : Dick Merx  | production designer: Robin Bremer | sound designer: Richard Wilder | editor: Tim Roza | color correction: CCCP | production manager: Ajna Mulaomerovic | 1st AD : Niels Bourgonje | gaffer: Mick van Herk | set dresser : Sonja Spaan | makeup: Denise Boon | electrician: Kees van Welzenis | assistant production. Julia Rombout, Bonne Leeuwenkuijl | data manager: Kees van Welzenis | special thanks: Goldeneye, Schram Studio’s


Selection   NFF 2011 , Utrecht.

 


BROERTJE  (2011 short narrative)

gauge: HD; SONY F3, S35MM CP; 1.77:1


cast: Bauke van Boohemen, Sebastiaan Smits, Barbara Labrie, and others


producer: Marel Jap-sam

director: Marel Jap-sam | cinematographer: Esther Kool | sound designer: Olivier Nijs | editor: ? | color correction: CCCP | 1st a.d.: Niels Bourgonje | gaffer & focus puller steadicam: Dick Merx | steadicam: Chris Fawcett | data manager & focus puller: Kees van Welzenis | special thanks: Het Raam, Lichtmacht


Selection  NFF 2011 , Utrecht.


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IMDB http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2055602/
   
WEBSITE http://broertjedefilm.nl
 

EVA  (2011 short narrative)

gauge: HD; SONY EX3, Letus, Zeiss still primes; 2.35:1


cast: Emma van der Laar, Sietske van der Bijl, Wesley Kaasjager, Michael Beugelink, and others


producers: Anouk van der Weijden, Arthus Vis | writer: Arthur Vis

director (actors): Simon Sliphorst | cinematographer : Arthur Vis | production designer: Sonja Spaan | sound designer: Martijn Scholte, Sander Schreuders | editor: Eelco Martens | 1st a.d.: Niels Bourgonje | gaffer & focus puller : Dick Merx | best boy: Mick van Herk | makeup artist: Merle Holterman, Femke Keuzenkamp | wardrobe: Sophia Tunia | electricians: Kees van Welzenis, Martin Hooijmans | assistant camera: Barry van der Kolk, Niels Damstra | special thanks: Cam-a-lot, Singel Film.


Eva ”  is a student film that got d.o.p. Arthur Vis admitted to the  NFTA (Dutch film academy).

 


MULTITASKING  (2010  short narrative)

gauge: SD; SONY 530P, PRO35, S35MM SS Mk.II; 2.35:1


cast : Ilse van Kollenburg, Evrim Kurç, Lukas van de Vrande


producer: Slow Film | writers: Lilian Sijbesma, Tom van Blommestein

director : Aart Taminau | cinematographer : Dick Merx | composer : Rik van den Berge | editor: Leon Vrolijk | production manager: Marianne Jekkers | 1st a.d.: Bart Lebelle | gaffer: Mick van Herk | sound engineer: Olivier Rekers | makeup: Chrissy van Dun | electricians: Dik de Jong, George Holzheimer | special thanks: Goldeneye, Open Studio


BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY  and a nomination Audience Award and Best Directing

at the NFF 2010, 48HFP Utrecht


YOUTUBE http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hBGv7lgkd1Y
   
VIMEO http://vimeo.com/29574763
   
IMDB http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1971477/
   
WEBSITE http://prestofilm.nl/drama
 
INHERITING LIU HE MEN (2010 documentary)

gauge: HD; RED Mysterium, GH1, Zeiss still primes; 2.35:1


featuring: Zhang Bingxin Liu He Men Wushu Federation, Luk Hop Moon Martial Club


producers: FootprintsOfLight , DPusVisuals

director & director of photography: Dick Merx | camera operator: Menno van Dijk | gaffer: Glenn Bruijntjes | production manager: Sacha Krynen | 1st a.d.: Patrick Thompson | set dresser: Sonja Spaan | sound engineer: Olivier Rekers, Rik van den Berge, Martijn Scholte | makeup: Emke Schouwink, Denise Boon | electricians: Mick van Herk | special thanks: Jorrit Garretsen, Goldeneye, Singel Film


”Inheriting Liu He Men” is a documentary on an  ancient Chinese martial arts  generation.

* In Production *

 


WILD  (2010 short narrative)

gauge: HD; CANON 5DMk2; 1.77:1


cast: Eva van Manen, Jan Winter


producer: Carol Bastings | writer: Williete Wolters-Groeneveld

director & camera: Kristjan Knigge | sound designer: Ruben de Vries | gaffer & focus puller : Dick Merx | makeup artist: Gita Möller  | boom operator: Carol Bastings | assistant producer: Jeroen Mimran | (set photographer)


First time Kristjan and I worked together. Short unpaid gig where I took care of the technical stuff (focus pulling, gaffering). My set photography was used as a guide for grading it.


          

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VIMEO http://vimeo.com/16922142
   

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MARIJN (2010 short narrative)

gauge: 4K; RED Mysterium, UP; 2.85:1


cast : Eva den Hartogh, Liesbeth Kamerling, Mattijn Hartemink, and others


producer & writer:  Lilian Sijbesma

director : Lilian Sijbesma | cinematographer : Paul Caspers | sound designer: Martijn Scholte, Wib Neussen | editor: Jan van Gorkum | focus puller: Dick Merx, Gemma Probst | gaffer: Thomas Jeninga, Jelle van der Does | makeup:  | special thanks: Goldeneye, Lichtmacht


Ambitious student film, that went on to win a ridiculous many awards at different festivals.


          

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IMDB http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1815822/
   
WEBSITE http://www.liliansijbesma.com/Lilian_Sijbesma/Lilian_Sijbesma__Marijn.html
 
OCHTENDLICHT  (2010 short narrative)

gauge: HD; CANON 5DMk2, Zeiss still primes; 2.35:1


cast : Nadia Poeschmann, Manuel Broekman, Peter Tuinman


producer: Revasser Films, WorldVisuals

director & editor : Lars Jansen | cinematographer : Bernard Ausems | production designer : Luka van den Dungen | composer : Herman Witkam | sound designer : Erik Schuring | production manager : Sacha Krynen | 1st AD : Ysbrant Bakker | gaffer & focus puller : Dick Merx | makeup artist : Emma Blok, Gytha Smit | assistant producer : Dilian de Bruin | electricians : Ron Visser, Bobbie Roelofs | catering : Rogier Bleys | special thanks : Singel Film


On the set of “Warmth of the Morning Light” I met a bunch of very fine filmmakers (among which the very gifted Bernard Ausems), many of which I still collaborate with.


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VIMEO http://vimeo.com/20894641
   
IMDB http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1815859/
   
WEBSITE http://www.ochtendlichtdefilm.nl/
 

BEN  and  IZE

gauge: various


Proud I am of my work, but what I love most is my family. A small chronology.

 

EGBERT (2010 short narrative)

gauge: SD; SONY 530P, PRO35, S35MM SSMk.II; 2.35:1


cast: Wouter Zweers, Fabian Jansen, Chava voor ‘t Holt, and others


producer: R.S.V. Sanctus Laurentius | writer: Paul Bontenbal

director : Niels Bourgonje | cinematographer : Jur Oster | production designer: Pavle Mihalic | composer: .. | sound designer : Rik van den Berge.| editor: ? | production manager: Rogier | 1st a.d.: Marcelino Pistoor | 1st AC.: Dick Merx | gaffer: Bart Blankenzee | set dresser: Sonja Spaan | grip: Björn Schumacher | makeup artist: Emma Blok | assistant producer: ? | electricians: Alban Riphagen, | special thanks: Cam=a=lot, Schram Studio’s


          

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BREUK (2010 short narrative)

gauge: HD; P2, Letus, Nikkor still primes; 1.85:1


cast: Ad van Kampen, Janine Krol, Niels Jacobs, Femke Hoogeveen, Alexander Heeren, and others


producer : Wanderlust Film | writer : Jurgen van Dorp

director & editor : Mick van Herk | cinematographer : Kira Falticeanu | production designer: .. | composer: Colin van der Lei | editor: Lars Jansen | production manager: Rob IJpelaar | 1st a.d.: Jonathan Koerselman | 1st a.c.. & focus puller: Lukas de Kort | gaffer : Dick Merx | boom operator: Pim van Vugt | makeup artist: Nadja Daalder | assistant producer: Richard Wilting | continuity: Kiki van Herk | electricians: Tom IJpelaar | special thanks: Invite AV Delft, Mounttec Veldhoven, Egripment Veldhoven (set photographer)


After meeting Mick on the set of “Shame”, he asked me to gaffer his short “ Breaks”. Quite a challenge with only two working lights at my disposal. In return Mick has assisted me on many productions as best boy, and later as gaffer - I tend to arrange a little more equipment, though ;)


www.wanderlustfilm.nl

 

SHAME (2010 short feature)

gauge: HD; SONY EX3, Letus, Nikkor still primes; 1.85:1


cast : Joop Keesmaat, Betty van der Schaaf, Daniël ‘t Hoen, Maryam Tarami


producer: Presto Film | writer: Simon Sliphorst

director & editor: Simon Sliphorst | d.o.p.: Remco Hekker | production designer: Eva Haasdrecht | composer: Simon Sliphorst | production manager: Susanne Copini | 1st a.d.: Niels Bourgonje | lighting electrician & grip : Dick Merx, Mick van Herk | boom operator: Marko Klungla | makeup artist: ? | assistant producer: ? | continuity: Sophie van der Klashorst | special thanks: Open Studio


Multi-talent Simon Sliphorst’s first short feature, with incredible cast and memorable crew.


www.hoodedhombre.com

 
on request
 


DE PRINS EN ZIJN OUDERS   (2012 short narrative)

gauge: HD; ARRI Alexa Plus / CANON C300, Zeiss Ultra Primes, Arri Macro; 2.39:1


cast :Stijn van der Plas, Wynn Heliczer, Jasper Pfeifer, Dorine Hennings, and many more


production company: Do You L.O.V.E. MacGyver?  |  script : Hans van Nood, Patrick van Haperen

director : Kristjan Knigge | choreographer : Dian Knigge-IJkhout | 1st unit cinematographer : Dick Merx | 2nd unit cinematographer : Maurits Veldhuijzen van Zanten | sound engineer : Erik Schuring | editor : Douglas Pluylaar | colorist : Judith de Boer | score & sound design : Meik de Swaan, Omar Rey, Adam Bar-Pereg | titles : Paul Hensen | set photographer : Alex de Groot | special thanks : Goldeneye, Schram Studio’s, Amsterdamse Hogeschool voor de Kunsten, MacGyver Amsterdam, L.O.V.E., Musicmusic.nl



BEST ACTOR   Nomination Best Film

Honorable Mention Cinematography  and   Supporting Actress  at 48 HFP Cinekid


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VIMEO http://vimeo.com/51683719#at=0
   

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WEBSITE http://deprinsenzijnouders.nl
 


SIGNALEN   (2011 short narrative)

gauge: HD; ARRI Alexa Plus, S35MM SSMk.II, ArriMacro; 2.39:1


cast: Lilja Björk Hermannsdottir, Benthe Spijkers, Kenan Raven, Madelon Langendijk, Suzanne van Garderen


production company: Hooded Hombre

director: Simon Sliphorst | cinematographer : Dick Merx | art director: Sonja Spaan | sound designer: Sander Schreuders | editor: ? | production manager: Susanne Copini | 1st a.c., grip: Esther Kool | gaffer, set photographer: Kees van Welzenis | makeup: Maaike Reitsema | color grading: Amator | assistant producer: Guido Sleurink | score: Simon Sliphorst | special thanks: Goldeneye, Schram Studio’s, Matthijs Kleinooh & family


Signs ”   alerts to   danger  harboured in society’s blindspot for domestic abuse.


Selection  Cannes 2012


YOUTUBE http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dTXzqNZiEHY
   
VIMEO http://vimeo.com/29574763
   

IMDB

   
WEBSITE http://prestofilm.nl/drama
 

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