Roel Smeets

A Way (48 Hour Film Project)

"A Way" wins 48 Hour Film Project 2010 Nijmegen

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I've co-directed and shot a film for the 48 Hour Film Project 2010 in the city of Nijmegen. Our film took first prize and then some! It will also be submitted for the finals in Miami, USA in March of 2011.

The movie tells the story of a dramatic last journey of three siblings contained within a flashback.

It was shot on a Sony EX-1 with a Letus 35mm adapter, using an array of Nikon Prime lenses. The whole production took place within 48 hours. We wrote the script, held rehearsals, shot the scenes, created the music and edited it all together, all while dealing with a few (technical) setbacks. Yet we made it in time.

Sylvana: Marleen Schamp
Kim: Marissa Schijf
Photo of cast and crew Luuk: Roel Smeets
Customer: Ariana Skverer

Director: Christian van Duuren & Marcus Moonen
Scenario: De Kijkbuiskinderen
Editor: Merel van Nus
Producer: Xanne Jacobs & Inge van den Broek
Camera: Christian van Duuren & Marcus Moonen
Sound: Bas Olbertz
Music: Peter Johan Nijland & Roel Smeets
Runner: Yon van Lith

We received awards for:

  • Best music
  • Best use of Nijmegen
  • Best cinematography
  • Best directing
  • Best actress
  • Best movie

The movie was also nominated for best sound design and best editing.

Watch it here in HD

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