Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Luxemburgo

Marzahn, Berlin. DE.

Giel Born (Best Boy)

Marzahn, Berlin. DE.

Eternity

Kim van Kooten, Marcel Hensema, Martijn Lakemeier, Megan de Kruijf and Amber Berentsen as the Augustinus family.

Jan Broekema (Set Production Assistant)

Martijn Lakemeier (Actor)

Where’s Wally. Prague, Czech Republic.

Pit Stop

Uwe Kuipers (Gaffer)

Marcel Hensema (Actor)

Berlin, Germany.

Berlin, Germany.

Stall keeper. Manaus, Brazil.

Five Stars

Palmeiras, Brazil.

Cloverleaf interchange for A6-A9 junction near Amstelveen, including two sand embankments.
(traces of cloverleaf have been cleared, embankments have been redeveloped as residential areas)

A straight connection between Amsterdam and Rotterdam was envisioned in the 1932 National Motorway Plan for The Netherlands, which would cut right through the present day ‘Groene Hart’. The plan was to create the A3 motorway to connect to the A9, but protests from environmentalists and the coming-into-existence of alternative routes halted construction.

However, in Amstelveen preparations to accommodate the connection from A3 to A9 were already underway. Spacious overpasses, collector and distributor bends, ponds and other landscape elements were constructed and, until a few years ago, remained as signs of the initial plans.

Recently, the national planning department eradicated most of the infrastructure and sand embankments – leaving only the ponds as a silent reminder of the envisioned motorway junction ‘Amstelplein’. Streets in nearby neighbourhoods still show signs of this unrealised plan, with names such as ‘Rotterdamsepad’ and ‘Spangenhof’.

Las Vegas

Ijmuiden, NL.

24 Horas

Diamantes

Hobby

Lençóis, Brazil.

Status

Marquis Hawkes. Marzahn, Berlin. DE.

Encontros

New York, USA.

Marzahn, Berlin. DE.

Martijn Lakemeier (Actor) & Dana Nechushtan (Director)

Liselotte Bredero (Hair & Make Up), Sjors op den Kelder (Line Producer) & Kim Oomen (Executive Producer)

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.

Rail line overpass near the Gein area, providing a direct link between the A6 and A9 motorways.
(nowadays a tunnel for cyclists and pedestrians)

In the 1960s it was proposed to expand Amsterdam’s motorway network by constructing a road which would provide a direct link between Flevoland, the A6 and A9 motorways. The road would pass through the green area to the Southeast of Amsterdam.

After a slow decision-making process and protests held by local residents and environmentalists, the national government devised an alternative plan to expand the existing road network. This solution did not require the use of the rail line overpass, which had already been constructed. Cyclists and pedestrians use it today, by which it exhibits a rare occurrence where space is overprovided for the users due to its initial purpose altering.

Ida, Haarlem.

Moments

Endless Love

Amazon river, Brazil.

Desejos

Bert Pot (Director of Photography)

Manchester, U.K.

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

Tim. Amstelveen, NL.

Kings

Detroit, USA.

Butcher. Manaus, Brazil.

Casual

Carpe Diem

Haarlem, NL.

Pai, Thailand.

Marzahn, Berlin. DE.

Conchita de Groot (Wardrobe)

Rotterdam, NL.

Krakow, Poland.

Marzahn, Berlin. DE.

Entrada

Glasgow, U.K.

 

Panama City, Panama.

My Dream

Bert Pot (Director of Photography)

New York, USA.

Secrets

Marzahn, Berlin. DE.

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

Taco Regtien (Set Dresser / Weed Specialist)

Paraiso de Bebe

Megan de Kruijf as Lara Augustinus

New York, USA.

Jesse. New York, U.S.

 

 

Aart. Amsterdam, NL.

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)

Uwe Kuipers (Gaffer)

Salvador, Brazil.

Annemarie Prins (Actress) & Peter van den Begin (Actor)

Raampoort bridge near Tweede Hugo de Grootstraat.
(meant as a thoroughfare between the redeveloped Jordaan neighbourhood and the inner city; has been put to use partially)

In the 1960s a bridge was renovated and widened to make the popular route between Rozengracht – Marnixstraat – Raampoort – Jan van Galenstraat – ring road A10 more accessible. When in use, it was realised that the corner cars had to turn between Raampoort and Rozengracht was itself too narrow to accommodate the increase in traffic. Cars were therefore directed in and out of the city via alternative routes.

Nowadays, the bridge is rarely used as a thoroughfare. Its original intention is still quite explicit through its extra lanes and unnecessarily broad sidewalks.

Glasgow, NL.

Martijn Lakemeier (Actor)

Between shots at Honkemöller shoot.

Rotterdam, NL.

Paraiso

Roland Schutte (3rd Assistant Director)

Detroit, USA.

Amsterdam, NL.

Phae. Rotterdam, NL.

Marzahn, Berlin. DE.

Taco Regtien (Set Dresser / Weed Specialist)

Nikola Djuricko (Actor)

Edinburgh, UK.

Manchester, U.K.

Jaap Spijkers (Actor)

Salvador, Brazil.

Soccer Pitch. Amazon, Brazil.

Border England – Scotland, UK.

Sabrina Carli (Lighting Trainee)

Lindelotte van der Meer (Assistant Hair & Make Up)

San Diego

Sabrina Carli (Lighting Trainee) & Taco Regtien (Set Dresser / Weed Specialist)

Marzahn, Berlin. DE.

Berlin, DE.

New York, USA.

New York, USA.

Marquis Hawkes. Marzahn, Berlin. DE.

In Passion

Bert Pot (Director of Photography) & Martijn Lakemeier (Actor)

Jur Oster & Giel Born (Best Boy)

Peter van den Begin (Actor)

Marzahn, Berlin. DE.

Glasgow, Schotland.

Barreirinhas, Brazil.

Scala

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Miami, USA.

Lizelotte. Amsterdam, NL.

Detroit, USA.

 

Peter van den Begin (Actor)

Carinhoso

Granville

Marzahn, Berlin. DE.