New York, USA.

Hobby

Marzahn, Berlin. DE.

Taco Regtien (Set Dresser / Weed Specialist)

Martijn Lakemeier (Actor)

Where’s Wally. Prague, Czech Republic.

Secrets

Manchester, U.K.

Marc. Pipa, Brazil.

Novo Plano

Jan Broekema (Set Production Assistant)

Ida, Haarlem.

Brasilia, Brazil.

Eternity

Desejos

New York, USA.

Marzahn, Berlin. DE.

Ijmuiden, NL.

Encontros

Scala

Life

Tim. Amstelveen, NL.

Marzahn, Berlin. DE.

Santarém, Brazil.

Jesse. New York, U.S.

 

 

Butcher. Manaus, Brazil.

Jesse, Amsterdam, NL.

Ring road overpass for the Schiphol line in the direction of Museumplein.
(never been put to use)

In the 1970s, the Dutch National Railways sought to establish a high-speed link between Amsterdam’s inner city and Schipol airport via Museumplein. The idea was to construct a tunnel to accommodate an underground railway station, serving the southern part of the old city. In 1978, Station Zuid WTC was opened – Amsterdam’s second largest station today, but at the time only considered as a temporary solution to the plans at large.

Terminus ‘Amsterdam Museumplein’ was never realised. During the 1980s, the city’s planning department changed their trajectory and in 1986 decided to create a fast connection to Schipol by extending the existing railway network. The first segment of the tunnel had already been built at this point. Situated under the southern part of the ring road, it was used ad hoc for raves. A few years ago, concrete blocks were placed at the entrances to block this kind of activity in the space.

Detroit, USA.

Giel Born (Best Boy)

Berlin, Germany.

Aart. Amsterdam, NL.

Lençóis, Brazil.

Paraiso

Uwe Kuipers (Gaffer)

Style

Sabrina Carli (Lighting Trainee)

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Between shots at Honkemöller shoot.

Karysma

Yara. Amsterdam, NL.

Sabrina Carli (Lighting trainee)

Marzahn, Berlin. DE.

Marzahn, Berlin. DE.

Antoin Cox (Sound Mixer) Bert Pot (Director of Photography) Ari Hemelaar (1st AD)

Eva Weerts (Art Department Trainee), Vera van der Sandt (Art Director), Sander de Vries (Art Department Runner), Marius Touwen (Assistant Art Department), Ida Doodeman (Hand Props)

Sweet

In Passion

Rotterdam, NL.

Venus

24 Horas

Greengrocer. Manaus, Brazil.

Carpe Diem

Stop Time

New York, USA.

Amsterdam, NL.

Panama City, Panama.

Berlin, DE.

Exotico

Uwe Kuipers (Gaffer)

Luxemburgo

Manchester, U.K.

Salim. Amsterdam, NL.

Ari Hemelaar (1st Assistant Director), Martijn Lakemeier (Actor), Uwe Kuipers (Gaffer) & Bert Pot (Director of Photography)

Marzahn, Berlin. DE.

Rotterdam, NL.

Five Stars

Palmeiras, Brazil.

Diamantes

Love Tour

Marcel Hensema (Actor)

Detroit, USA.

Belo Horizonte, Brazil.

Manchester, U.K.

Jesse. Amsterdam, NL.

New York, USA.

Entrada

Loves Day

New York, USA.

Bert Pot (Director of Photography)

Marcel Hensema (Actor)

Executive

New York, USA.

Peter Paul Muller (Actor)

Martijn Lakemeier (Actor)

Glasgow, U.K.

 

Le Royale

New York, USA.

San Diego

Berlin, Germany.

Thailand.

Detroit, USA.

Chicago, U.S.

Love Land

Marc. Amsterdam, NL.

Paraiso de Bebe

Salvador, Brazil.

Roland Schutte (3rd Assistant Director)

Granville

Glasgow, Schotland.

Leicester, U.K.

Rotterdam, NL.

Martijn Lakemeier (Actor)

Liverpool, U.K.

Endless Love

Casual

Marzahn, Berlin. DE.

Marcel Hensema (Actor)

Marzahn, Berlin. DE.

Salvador, Brazil.

Antonio Martinez Urbina (Video Assist)

Alfa

Unfinished metro station underneath Weesperplein junction.
(in use as a fallout shelter during the Cold War)

In 1968, plans for Amsterdam’s metro network included four metro lines: a ring line, a north-south line, two south-east lines, an east-west line and the Singelgracht line.
The east-west line and Singelgracht lines were never finished. Because of wet Dutch soil, it was necessary to tear down thousands of houses to accommodate the metro tunnels for these lines. In the mid 1970s, protests against this demolition led to the city council closing any plans for the other lines, although new construction techniques led to the decision to push ahead with the north-south line some fifteen years ago.
Some of the works had already started for the unfinished lines, leading to a transfer station linking the south-east and Singelgracht lines – just underneath Weesperplein. At this crossroad, the concrete casting of the transfer station was eventually given the function of a fallout shelter during the Cold War. It included fresh air filters, power turbines and sanitary fittings.
There are still signs of what was meant before. Today, you can see ‘tiles’ attached to the ceiling of Weesperplein station’s main hall. These are not decorative elements – they are tables that can be dismantled to be used in case of a nuclear attack.
Several proposals were made to repurpose the fallout shelter, including a parking garage and towards the more extreme scale – a theme park. There has been activity from then untill now in the concrete ‘no man’s land’, some plays and the occasional rave but nothing fixed.

Lizelotte. Amsterdam, NL.

Sabrina Carli (Lighting Trainee) & Giel Born (Best Boy)

Peter van den Begin (Actor)

Soccer pitch. Barreirinhas, Brazil.

Ko Lanta, Thailand.