We shot this 48 Hour production last year. Actually, I was only there for the first evening and night, first debating with cowriter Bouke Mekel, director Alex Pitstra and DoP Thijs Gloger about the script, and then fleshing it out until 10 in the morning.
We chose the old RKZ hospital as our playground since it offered many opportunities depending on what would be our assignment and genre. I traced a route through the building with Bouke since we intended to do the film in one shot. Quite a feat with such a large number of people.
We had also already attracted a group of actors from the Stranger Things Have Happened comedy group and as soon as we had the assignment we had them do what they do best: improvise. I loved the process and hope to work with them more in the future.
I wish I’d been there during the actual shoot, but I went on to some commercial work and a family weekend. Boy, was I tired.
After I left it was up to them and I was very very pleased. Here’s the info from the vimeo page:
Team Puddingstudio & Stranger Things Have Happened
present “Tragic Relief”
Character: Floris/Floortje Quote, a stand-up comedian OR inspirational speaker.
Prop: A ladder.
Line of dialogue: “Can I borrow your creditcard?”
This film was made for the 48 hour film project during the GoShort Film Festival in Nijmegen, The Netherlands.
Production date: March 4th to 6th, 2011.
Location: Oude RKZ, Groningen.
Stage manager: Naomi de Ruiter
Band members: Jurgen Veenstra, Frank Hiep, Merijn Jansen, Ruud Slingerland, Ricky van Duuren, Michel Weber
Floris Quote: Tom Wilcox
Man with cart: Kees de Vries
Circus artists: Tjark Holthuis, Maarten Zwiers
Circus kids: Flits Kalko, Jip Knottenbelt
Fan in corridor: T.J. Da Silva
Creditcard girl: Leonieke Toering
Laughing girl: Anniek Olsder
Clown with ladder: Thomas Mook
Fighters: Joep Veldhuis, Tjitso Maathuis
Host: Chad Bullock
Narrator: Cees Krottje
Director: Alex Pitstra
Scenario: Bouke Mekel, Frank Boxman
Producers: Rosan Breman, Henriëtte Poelman
Improv coach: Kees de Vries
Assistent director: Roeland Dijksterhuis
Location manager: Tjitso Maathuis
Director of Photography: Thijs Gloger
1st Assistant Camera: Joost Wierenga
Gaffer: Eva de Groot
Best boy: Mattias Ronda
Sound : Elvi Nanlohy
Art direction: Anniek Olsder
Make up: Walter van der Munnik
Editing: Mattias Ronda, Roeland Dijksterhuis
Sound design: Renger Koning, Bouke Mekel
Catering: Chris van Wierst, Dannie Kalko
Shot using Canon 5DmkII with Zeiss 21mm CP.2 on a Glidecam 2000 Pro. Focus pulled with Cmotion remote focus controller, TVLogic and Marshall 7″ SDI monitors and Blackmagic HDMI-HDSDI convertor.