Interview in Time Out Tel Aviv

Time Out Tel Aviv did an interview with Rutger Lemm and me on our film about Etgar Keret. Unfortunately, we still can't read Hebrew, so we have know idea what they say. We've heard they are positive! If not, please, be quiet and keep us in our sweet dream... 
So, if you can read Hebrew, it's here
Also the screenings in Australia went very well if I may believe some very enthusiastic reactions on Facebook and in my inbox. 

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Editing makes me miss Namibia

I am editing the footage I shot with my friend Jaehoon Cho for his Stella Foundation right now. I filmed his crazy idea to bike from the Kilimanjaro to Cape of Good Hope to raise awareness for depression in Korea. This beautiful landscape was in Namibia and makes me miss that beautiful country a lot!

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Great article in Israeli press

Today The Times of Israel published a great piece about our film on Etgar Keret. You can read it here. I liked the title already: 'A hunt for the kernel of truth behind Etgar Keret’s stories'.
We had some very nice screenings at the Haifa Film Festival and we managed to organise extra screenings at the Cinematheque in Tel Aviv. Hopefully there will be more.
On this picture we were all together, from left to right: Gur Bentwich (filmmaker, interviewee and good friend of Etgar), then it's me, then Shira (filmmaker and Etgar's wife, so if you want to know the truth about Etgar, ask her), Rutger (my partner in crime), Etgar himself and Peter Vandrie (our composer). 
Lechaim!

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Nederlands Film Festival

I really like this piece about our screening of 'Etgar Keret: Based on a True Story' on the Dutch Film Festival. It's in Dutch, but here's a quote:

'Whoever we talked to after the screening, everybody was enthusiastic about 'Etgar Keret: Based on a True Story'. Like Nina: 'I thought this was the best movie of the day.' 

People in the Netherlands can still see it this Wednesday in De Balie. 

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Music by Peter Vandrie & Orel Tamuz

When we were filming our documentary Etgar Keret: Based on a True Story in Tel Aviv, I saw a guy that I still knew from Amsterdam sitting on a bench. It was Peter Vandrie, an amazing musician, who had just moved there with his Israeli girlfriend. We had a beer and I told him about our film about Etgar Keret. 'What? Keret? That's my favourite writer!' he said. 'Let me make the music for your film with my friend (who's also an amazing musician) Orel!' So they did, worked very hard on their funky tunes and the music fits the film really well! Peter will even come to Amsterdam to do a short live show at Het Ketelhuis. So don't miss it and make sure you buy your tickets fast here: http://www.ketelhuis.nl/…/ketelhuis-forum-etgar-keret-…/2057

Special Screening of Oriental Odyssey

Tomorrow there will be a special screening of 'Oriental Odyssey'. My main character, Mattho Mandersloot is from Diemen and he is nominated for the Diemen-sportsman-of-the-year! Big applause.

More information here

Drawings

I'm making a lot of sketches for what has to become an animation in the documentary on Etgar Keret. Bought a box of charcoal, paper and started drawing some kind of storyboard. Feels good!

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Doker Film Festival

Had a blast at Doker Film Festival! Got some really nice reactions and the audience was very interested and engaged. Also I brought my sister with me! Check her website here. She makes the best crazy costumes ever. 

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Stella Foundation

Just made this video for Jaehoon Cho, who has a very ambitious plan to cycle from Kilimanjaro to Cape of Good Hope in order to fight depression in Korea. With amazing drone shots by Maarten Van Rouveroy. More information on www.stellafoundation.com