Cities

18 nov

NOORDERLICHT

In Belgium Door Anneke Verschave

Last week ours friends told us they would open a restaurant named Noorderlicht. We decided to shoot how people came to taste some delicious food while enjoying a fantastic skyline of Antwerp! This restaurant is exclusive and temporary open until the end of January.  We believe everybody deserves a dinner in the sky!

A-tower, Keyserlei 5, Antwerpen. Book your table here today, before it’s too late.

DoP, Camera & Editing by Anneke Verschave.

23 aug

CASA DEL MAR SICILIA

In Italy Door Anneke Verschave

Last summer we visited Marina di Modica, a little place at the lowest side of Italy!  From there we travelled to some amazing cities in the province of Ragusa. We attended a theater play in the theater of Noto and visited the amazing laghetti di Cavagrande!

We are now happy to show you what a great stay we had at Casa Del Mar Sicilia … For any bookings contact the family Spadaro at casadelmarsicilia.com.

08 jul

Agora Hostel

In Italy Door Anneke Verschave

Traveling to Catania, we found a great place to sleep, eat and drink….   Music by Ipercussonici ‘Sicily’. Directed, shot and edited by Anneke Verschave.

 

 

In the center of Catania, Sicily, in the shadow of mount Etna… We had a great stay at Agora Hostel..  With special thanks to the people of the fish market!

Nel centro di Catania, Sicilia, all’ombra del monte Etna, abbiamo avuto un soggiorno fantastico all’ostello Agorà.  Eravamo entusiasti di realizzare un video promozionale per l’ostello e abbiamo trovato della musica straordinaria che ci ha aiutato a realizzarlo! Grazie a Ipercussonici per la musica e un ringraziamento speciale alla gente del mercato del pesce, siete fantastici!

 

18 mei

Bookinist

In Greece Door Anneke Verschave

In Athens we ran into a very special shop! We met a man, selling very old and rare books! His name is Nasos. He brings us into the ancient literature of Greece. He will be our Bookinist!  Μαυροκορδάτου 9 – Athens +30 21 0330 0543

Watch now our promo portrait for Bookinist!  Music by Radio Birdman ‘Alien Skies’. Camera & edit by Anneke Verschave.

 

 

 

 

12 jan

Cartoni Animali

In Italy Door Anneke Verschave

We like to introduce you to a very nice man. His name is Roberto. His age 52. He will show us how to play a game!

Beside the river Tiber, in one of Rome’s most authentic areas, Trastevere, we met an amazing group of people, Perfareungioco.  We learned from them that the more simple the game you play, the more fun it becomes. And that relations between people are exactly the same… the simpler they are, the longer they will last.

Produced, shot and edited by Anneke Verschave. Music by David Schacherl ‘Playing with Betty’.

To receive more information about the projects of Perfareungioco send an email at perfareungioco@gmail.com!

12 jul

Ghent Festivities 2014

In Belgium Door Anneke Verschave

Last year our Director of Photography was visiting Ghent, in Belgium…  She landed in the middle of one of Europe’s largest urban, cultural festivals and made a beautiful impression of ten days of cost-free music surrounded by hundreds of  activities…

So why not visit Belgium these days and come over to the 171th edition of Gentse Feesten? From 18 to 27th of July in Ghent and free of charge!

DoP, camera & editing by Yéssica Agudo.

 

19 apr

Documentary: 4 Days of Optimism

In Greece Door Anneke Verschave

(CC) – English subtitles – subtítulos en Español – Nederlandse ondertiteling!

At the start of Holy Week we are proud to present you our brand new documentary ‘4 Days of Optimism’.

A short written by Anneke Verschave. Shot and edited by Emmanouel Armoutakis. Narration by Sofia Galanaki. Music by Giorgos Xylouris – Oi Kampanes tou Agiou Mina.

 

In Crete, as in the rest of Greece, Easter is a big thing… and so are the preparations for it. Thanks to Ioannis Siatitsas, professor at the University of Heraclion, we had the opportunity to film the people in Loutraki, a village situated under the Vigla pike (κορυφή Βίγλα) of the Koudouni mountain (όρος Κουδούνι), about 20 km from the city.  And with Siatitsas help also the Panagia Ierousalem Monastery opened its doors for us. The monastery’s first records dates from 1654.  It is devoted to the Holy Jerusalem. We took part in the ceremonies on Good Friday, (Paraskevi). On Easter Saturday we visited the Epanosyfis Monastery, one of the biggest monasteries on Crete. Situated about 32 kilometers from the city of Heraclion and 2 km far from Metaxochori village. The monastery is dedicated to ‘Agios Georgios’. On Sunday we took part in a very special game…  Nikolis Avramakis, one of Heraclion’s best actors, showed us how to play it… the winner will be lucky for the rest of the year!

 

We feel like telling you a story, its more than just a story, cause in this we keep the faith.

We want to make you see that story, from our mediterranean sun-kissed heart. We welcome you to our island, the Island of Crete.

When I was young my mother told me, “Come and make the eggs!” It’s something we feel to do… otherwise we just feel sad… The eggs are born to give us life but we want to colour them red, like this we start to cry for all the blood he shed…

As friday comes we need as well to prepare the church… We take the flowers we could find in nature and we prepare her very well.

I don’t know how to explain, but itís like some part of me, like a person just has passed away being part of my family.

That day the sky is always full of rain so we keep sad and cry all day. And mountains turn to black and pain, so we keep sad and cry all day.

No more music there to make us happy, we are just sad and cry all day. The next day is a total different “cry”, a cry to be so white and happy.

 So happy underneath my skin, like my soul just starts to fly… unlocked from its bones.

When the priest gives us the light, its like I keep the God right into my hands.

And because we don’t like people to betray us, we must burn Judas from our lands.

When I see the lamb like that, I donít feel bad… You know we used to steal the lamb from Turkish lords?

And itís not so bad to see the head, cause we know we must eat it just like this!

My grandfather…he told me a story. For nobody to find out the stolen smell… he used to bury and bake it under the ground,

And like that he survived well!

Anyone in this entire world will recognise in its own way, but this is a story we trust in, even until today.

 

With special thanks to Stella Liandraki, Christina Liandraki, Ioannis Siatitsas, Nikolis Avramakis, Popi Mavraki, Giorgos Mavrakis, Ioannis Manioros, Dimitris Manioros, Maria Gargeraki, Ioannis Varsamas, Ioanna Kontaxaki, Maria Kontaxaki, Eva Armpatzaki, and Korina Avramaki.

 

16 apr

4 Μέρες Αισιοδοξία – 4 Days of Optimism

In Greece Door Anneke Verschave / 04/16/2014

Πέρυσι η σκηνοθέτιδα  μας Anneke Verschave έφθασε στην Ελλάδα κατά τη διάρκεια της Μεγάλης Εβδομάδας!  Ήθελε να κάνει ένα ντοκιμαντέρ μαζί με τους ανθρώπους της Κρήτης και άρχισε να ψάχνει για τους ανθρώπους που θα  την βοηθούσαν στο Ηράκλειο. Μια κυρία ονόματι Πόπη γνώρισε την Anneke στο γιο της Γιώργο Μαυράκη, που είναι ένας από του πιο γνωστούς ραδιοφωνικούς παρουσιαστές στην πόλη. Όταν η Anneke είπε στον Γιώργο ότι έψαχνε για έναν κάμεραμαν, αυτός τη συμβούλευσε να έρθει σε επαφή με τον  Μάνο Αρμουτάκη. Όταν ο Μάνος  άκουσε  για το ντοκιμαντέρ, ακύρωσε την ίδια στιγμη τα σχέδιά του για το Πάσχα και αποφάσισε να εργαστεί κατά τη διάρκεια της Μεγάλης Εβδομάδας.

Εν μέσω της Μεγάλης Εβδομάδας είμαστε περήφανοι που σας παρουσιάζουμε το ‘4 Ημέρες Αισιοδοξίας’. Ένα σύντομο  ντοκιμαντέρ από την Anneke Verschave. Πλανα και μοντάζ  Εμμανουήλ Αρμουτάκης. Αφήγηση από τη Σοφία Γαλανάκη. Μουσική από τον Γιώργο Ξυλούρη – Οι Καμπάνες του Αγίου Μηνά.

Last year our Director Anneke Verschave arrived in Greece during Holy Week! She wanted to make a documentary together with the people of Crete and started to look around for people to help her in Heraclion. One lady named Popi, introduced Anneke to her son George Mavrakis, the city’s best known radio presenter. When Anneke told George she was looking for a cameraman, he advised her to call Emmanouel Armoutakis. When Armoutakis heard about the project he canceled the same day his private plans for Easter and decided to work during Holy Week.

This year we are proud to present you ‘4 Days of Optimism’. A short by Anneke Verschave. Shot and edited by Emmanouel Armoutakis. Narration by Sofia Galanaki. Music by Giorgos Xylouris – Oi Kampanes tou Agiou Mina.