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Scratch Projection / June 2, 2009

CARTE BLANCHE À FILMSTAD

"Filmstad producties S.A. started on June 27 1995. Its main goal is to produce experimental or personal films which have the "WAUW" factor. In my opinion a producer is someone with good ears and its main task is to listen to the director, take care that all options for a good start of a film are in place and make a film that is as good as it can be in the given circumstances. And act as a mirror. #11, marey<->moiré by Joost and Hong Kong (HKG) by myself were the first films which came out of Filmstad and premiered in 1999. Bart Vegter, Hester Scheurwater and Marc Schmidt fitted perfectly in the Filmstad philosophy and there were more films. But soon I found out that making films is one, but running a business is two. I changed the philosophy to "Low Profile - High Quality" and started filming the "Careless Reef series". In a period of four years I made about 200 dives and shot 80 hours of video. Great time! Joost worked seven years on #37 and Bart Vegter made with "De Tijd" (one of his most beautiful films) with another producer.
Filmstad is still alive but after finishing #37 the only work in progress is a proposal for a feature called "Hey Joe". But there will always be new films or projects. Wauw."
Gerard holthuis

CARTE BLANCHE À FILMSTAD

Tuesday June 02, 2009, 20:30



HONG KONG (HKG)
by Gerard HOLTHUIS
1999 / 35mm / b&w / sound / 13' 00
ZWERK
by Bart VEGTER
2004 / 35mm / color / silent / 7' 00
MARSA ABU GALAWA
(CARELESS REEF PART 4)
by Gerard HOLTHUIS
2004 / 35mm / color / sound / 13' 00
DE TIJD
Le Temps
by Bart VEGTER
2008 / 35mm / color / silent / 9' 00
#37
by Joost REKVELD
2009 / 35mm / color / sound / 31' 00

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