De Meelfabriek (flour factory) – Leiden

This is the place where ’the magic happens’. From 2013 I’ve been filming here. Series like Natures Mortes (2013-2015), Respice Finem (2017-2018), and now Homo Bulla (2019-2021) were created here.

Unfortunately, everything comes to an end. The dismantling and construction of the Meelfabriek, as part of the redevelopment into a complex of homes, businesses and a hotel, is in full swing. I feel very grateful that I was able to work here until spring 2021.

November 3, 2019 – filmshoots Nocturnes and The Last Waltz

Soap bubbles professionals Saskia Marges and Jeroen Maatman from Bubblusion came to Leiden. For the series The Last Waltz they created special smoke bubbles. For the series Nocturnes they made a.o. ‘clustered’ shapes.

In The Last Waltz one session was filmed simultaneously from three different points of view. This resulted in three testimonies of one event.

In Nocturnes two films were shot in the former boiler room, one after the other. The other was shot on the fifth floor of the same building.

Former boiler house 2nd floor, Saskia Marges and Jeroen Maatman (Bubblusion)
Former boiler house 5th floor, from left to right myself, cameramen Gerald Jager, David Brouwer
Bubblusion at work in De Meelfabriek
Bubblusion @ work in De Meelfabriek