For anyone that has cruised the streets of Johannesburg, the site of the city’s ‘street surfers’ is as much a part of the landscape as is that of the high rise metropolitan skyline.
Frank Solomon, a big wave surfer and marine activist from Cape Town South Africa, travels to meet two exceptional men, Thabo and Mokete, who indirectly serve the environment through recycling as a means of income. This is the untold story of new friendships, shared experiences and common interest between individuals that are worlds apart.
Client: Corona x Parley
Agency: King James
Production Company: Eyeforce
Director & D.O.P.: Arthur Neumeier
Producers: Christiaan Coetsee & Mascha Spaans
Editor: Bjorn Baay
Sound Mix: Gooi & Vecht
Sound Tech (JHB): Renier van Niekerk
Sound Tech (CPT): Simon Rice
JHB Fixer: Jacob Motsamai
The Armstrongs - a short film documenting a South African surfing family that lives a life not many would deem conventional. Ian (46), a provider, shaper, former Big Wave World Champion and above all else, a father, along with his wife Lee (45) and their 8 children and 1 grandson redefine ‘what is normal’ and challenge the perspective of modern family values. The Armstrongs share strong bonds with each other and the ocean; making a point of placing well being, unity, love and a genuine connection with nature above financial gain and status. This is their story.
A film by Eyeforce
In association with Stitch Post
Director - Arthur Neumeier
Editor - Jaco Läubscher
Producer - Mascha Spaans
Cinematographer - Arthur Neumeier
2nd Camera operators - Bjorn Baay & Mascha Spaans
Colorist - Nic Apostoli
Final Mix - Tim Pringle
Additional Dungeons footage - Neil Webster / Fixer Film
In the clouds - Be still the Earth
The Glory fields - Ben winwood
David and I - Giants and Pelgrims
Wild Strawberries - Eternal Tapestry
Mountain Primrose - Eternal Tapestry
Ancient Echoes - Eternal Tapestry
When stars align - Caleb Etheridge
Milchizedek - Giants and Pelgrims
Maidenhair Spleenwort - Eternal Tapestry
A special thanks to the whole Armstrong family
Bestemming Wembley is a documentary about one of the most impactful moments in football history. That spit-second, when Ronald Koeman scores from a free kick, changing the country, the city, the club and the person for ever. After exactly 25 years, Koeman returns to the holy grass of Wembley Stadium and the main characters from that time look back at one of the most critical seconds of the largest club in the world: FC Barcelona.
Brutalism is an abstract and conceptual execution of how skateboarders see and make use of urban spaces. With this film we aim to showcase a skater’s notion with regards to the concrete environment we find ourselves in every day. It speaks about a skater’s reinterpretation of space - and the advancement of how these spaces are used in ways that the architects themselves could never have imagined.
A skater offers a revolutionary perspective for the architect, one that allows you to see buildings beyond what they were intended to be.
Brutalism is a short film by Renze Roye and Dylan Boerstra.
Produced by Eyeforce.
Starring Yann Horrowitz.
Shot in Cape Town.
An independent skateboard project created by Will Dias and Filipe Zapelini.
In the era of Liquid Modernity, Will moves over his skating across the metropolis like a fish in a river, ignoring divisions and barriers, taking forms, occupying spaces, diluting certainties, beliefs and practices.
Directed and written by: Filipe Zapelini
D.O.P.: Mika Altskan
Production: Jacob Gottlieb
Editor: Filipe Zapelini
Grading: Sid Pires
Take 4 celebrities, come up with the most insane challenges, and let them battle agains the skills of the Dutch Marines…
Marines VS. is a series that shows the Dutch Marine corps at it’s best. Each episode a Dutch celebrity traveled to the far corners of the earth to challenge the Marine corps with a crazy mission. It included a manhunt in the jungle of Belize, a desert race in Arizona, killing a ‘Call of Duty legend’ and stopping an extreme kitesurfer from entering the Dutch coastline.
The series was broadcasted on Discovery Channel and online, and became one of the most successful campaigns for the Dutch Marine Corps.
Talisker and Parley for the Oceans join forces on a mission to protect underwater forests along coastlines worldwide.
In an effort to help return the oceans to the way they should be, Parley and Talisker Single Malt Whisky are joining forces for a three year partnership and launching ‘Rewild Our Seas’ – a global mission to help restore and protect underwater forests along coastlines. Together, we’ll support the preservation and protection of 100 million square meters of marine ecosystems around the world by 2023.
Client: Parley For The Oceans
Partner: Sea Change Project
Production Company: Eyeforce
Director/D.O.P.: Arthur Neumeier
Producer: Mascha Spaans
Cinematography: Daniel Walsh & Arthur Neumeier
Sound Technician: Johnny Claassen
Edit: Stitch Post Production
Colourist: Nic Apostoli
Sound Mix: Tim Pringle
Big Wave Surfer: Frank Solomon
SCP Filmmaker: Faine Loubster
SCP Ambassador / Vocalist: Zolani Mahola
Marine Biologist: Loyiso Dunga
Environment Journalist: Swati Tthiyagarajan
The video gives insight into a loving relationship from the point of view of 'the boyfriend'. Little details, stupid things, and charming elements are the things why he's in love with her, even when that means eating kebab, walking into metro gates, and acting out the same film scene every single day.
Bo: Bo Maerten
Directed by: Caroline Koning
Concept and Creative Direction: Iman Whitfield
Director of Photography: Kevin Boitelle
Executive producer: Iman Whitfield
Field producer: Maxime van Namen
Edited by: Caroline Koning, Kevin Boitelle Colour
Grading: Remi Lindenhovius
Voice Over: Matthieu Thierry Antoine Jansen
Recorded at: Edwin Rath / Studio Badabeng
Translated by: Wara Juana Gutierrez Mamani
Special Thanks to: Tomek Whitfield
For the first time in 10 years, surfer Jordy Smith is home in South Africa for the winter. He hits the road with free-surfing style master Mickey February and this is what they found.
An Iconic Agency Production (iconic.agency)
Featuring: Jordy Smith, Mikey February, Graham Smith, Jason Ribbink
Directors: Tim Weyer, Dane Staples
Executive Producer: Keane Balt
Producer Kirby Kruger
Production Assistant: Baneka Kene
Cinematographers: Josh Rowe, Dane Staples, Paul Daniel
Water Cinematographer: Paul Daniel
Photographer: Anthony Fox
Water Safety: Dale Staples
Creative Director: Andrew Kirkby
Post-Production Manager: Matthew Reeler
Offline Editors: Andrew Kirkby, Dylan Wrankmore, Chulu Ratsibe, Tim Weyer, Herman Du Toit
Online Editor: Dylan Wrankmore
Colourist: Dylan Wrankmore
Sound Design & Final Mix: Hannes Burger,
Red Bull Media House
Executive Producers: Angela Illing, Louis Raubenheimer, Helge Zirki
Production Managers: Poppy Ross, Gemma Serra
Production Team: Borja Irastorza, James Ranson, Josh Enslin
Music: Retro Dizzy - Feel Alright
Retro Dizzy - Rapid Fire
Black Math - Why Skeleton
Coast - Interlude
The Plastics - All I Really Want
PHFAT - The Whip
PHFAT - Suedes (Instrumental)
Tall Thief - Daydreaming
Tall Thief - Heaven Is A Place I Know
Swell Eco Lodge
We Love Jam Studios
MR PROBZ - AGAINST THE STREAM documents the life of Mr Probz, once a troubled young rapper on the streets of Holland, now a world famous singer. Mr Probz conquered the world with his number one hit single ‘Waves’, worked with Hip Hop legends like 50 cent and is touring the world with Grammy nominated producer & DJ Armin van Buuren. Against the stream relives how Mr Probz escaped death multiple times and uses music as therapy to break with his troubled past.
MR PROBZ - AGAINST THE STREAM premieres globally on Red Bull TV on May 19th.
Directed by: Bob van de Gronde
D.O.P: Arthur Neumeier & Stefan Jansen
Produced by: Suzanne Thijsse
Production Company: Eyeforce
Client: Red Bull Media House
Chapter One is our most amazing project so far. With over 3 years in the making, shot in 9 countries resulting in 90TB of 4K finger licking footage, it is the passion project we are most proud of.
‘Chapter One | The Kiteboard Legacy Begins’ introduces viewers to the most exciting action sport on the planet and, as its name suggests, writes the first chapter of kiteboarding history. Presented by WeTransfer, in co-production with Red Bull Media House, this 4K film unites the legends, current champions and future talents of the sport into one cinematic experience.
The world premiere took place in the palace of fine arts in San Francisco, after which it premiered in Tuschinski, Amsterdam. It was awarded ‘Best ocean film’ at the Blue ocean film festival, and was selected for the Maui Film Festival, the international ocean tour, the San Francisco film festival and many more.
The tale of how one big wave surfer disconnected from the digital world to reconnect with himself by spending time with one of the oldest communities in the world Frank Solomon is a professional big wave surfer, passionate environmentalist and humanitarian.
The Capetonian has lived most of his life outdoors actively living out his dreams. Hard lockdowns due to the global pandemic forced him inside and ever more into the digital realm. Way out of his comfort zone he – like so many others – relied on screen time for work, play, socialisation and even sourcing food. It became his survival tool and it nearly killed his spirit. Something had to be done...He had to regain his senses and sense of self.
To do this, Frank disconnects from all manner of screens and goes in search of ancient wisdom. The film takes us West on a journey deep into the heart of Namibia where Frank connects with the oldest indigenous community on earth, the San people. Frank lives with them for an extended period of time, immersing himself in their ancient ways of life. Without modern communication gadgets, tents or even basic necessities such as food and water, the viewer is there for every authentic experience as he hunts, eats and lives with them.
It’s tough and hugely frustrating at times, with very stark realities and realisations, but therein lie the lessons and ultimately, for Frank the reason why he travelled so far: The experience has helped him regain his senses and his connection to nature... In escaping the noise of the modern world and its multitude of screens, he learned how the San have been living for thousands of years without leaving a footprint. He learned what it means to really be living.
Director: Arthur Neumeier
Cinematography: Jared Paisley & Arthur Neumeier
Executive Producer: Patricia Simon
Producer/Translator: Kerry Jones
Edit: Tim Weyer
Sound Mix & Colorgrading: Tim Weyer
Sound Technician: Joshua Yon
1st AC (CPT): Kevin Schnider
Production Manager (CPT): Jessica Lawson
Cast: Frank Solomon, Nyae Nyae Conservancy, Ju|'hoan Traditional Authority
Agency: King James
Creatives: Nobantu Sibeko, Harry Mackenzie, Graeme Jenner
Agency Producer: Joshua Michael
“The biggest swell of the season is about the hit Indonesia, we have a big boat and we are going to try to find a wave that has never been surfed properly… do you want to come? If so…. you should leave by tonight.”
That is the phone call we got. And we packed our bags. The boat named Bulan Baru (new moon) turned out to be the most beautiful wooden ship, and the un-surfed wave was nothing short of a dream.
We got our RED EPIC into its water housing and captured the best waves of our lives.
Client: None Agency: None Director: Arthur Neumeier Cinematographers: Arthur Neumeier, Stefan Jansen, Jacob Wooden
Fink has been one of our favorite bands for years. It’s music served as a soundtrack for many of our overseas adventures. When we got the chance to shoot a documentary about Fin, the lead singer of the band, we teamed up with our buddies at Tommy N Lance photography to create an intimate portrait.
Less Alone takes viewers into the mind of Fin Greenall, writer, composer and frontman of the band Fink. In a psychological journey through dark places and musical inspiration, Fin finds himself struggling to balance his thoughts. Surrounded by judgement, appreciation, and with little mental space, Fin digs in deep to find the meaning of it all.
Client: None Agency: None Directors: Bob van de Gronde & Brahm van der Hoeven Cinematography: Arthur Neumeier, Stefan Jansen, Dylan Haigh.
The biggest party in the world has a very distinctive style when it comes to its fantasy-like videos. Its concepts are the brainchild of creative lead Marcel Kaper, who also directed this trailer.
The story evolves around the elixir of life, a precious perfume. In real life, the perfume was also sent to all visitors of Tomorrowland before the event as an entry ticket, connecting them even more to the story.
Client: Tomorrowland Agency: None Director: Marcel Kaper D.O.PArthur Neumeier Cinematography: Arthur Neumeier & Stefan Jansen
In this series Alex Revers and his team took an unprecedented look inside the vibrant world of E-sports. With the fanbase growing every year the competitions just keep getting bigger...and so do the cash prizes.
Directed by Alex Revers
D.O.P.: Danny Noordanus
Production: Vice Studios
Broadcasted by: Insight TV
Based on a true story, Rooted in Shadow is a soulful coming of age film that revolves around a kid trying to follow in the footsteps of his father who is a boxing legend. Until he decides to use his boxing skills in a unique way and creates his own destiny.
A film by Eyeforce
Follow Eyeforce: https://www.instagram.com/eyeforce/
DIRECTED BY - BOB VAN DE GRONDE
PRODUCERS - MASCHA SPAANS
CINEMATOGRAPHY - JURGEN LISSE
2ND CAMERA - RENZE ROYÉ
EDITOR - ARON VAN BLOOIJS
COLORIST - RUBEN LABREE
SOUND DESIGN - GUIDO MAAT
PROJECT MANAGER - EGON FEINER
1ST AD - COCO SEIGNETTE
1ST AC / FOCUS PULLER - LINDE VAN PINXTEN
MAXIME VAN ERP
2ND AC - ANNA LEE
STEADICAM OPERATOR - JASPER VAN GHELUWE
GAFFER - BART BLANKENZEE
BEST BOY - JORIS VAN GULIK
SOUND - ABDURRAHIM GULTEN
GIJS DE RANITZ
ART DIRECTOR / SET DRESSER - SUKI VERWIEL
STYLIST - SANDER STRIJBOS
HAIR / MAKE UP - LAURA VAN DUIJNHOVEN
PHOTOGRAPHY - CAS KERSSENS
ALBERT CUYP - ROCKY EL FALAH
SPORTHAL CLEIJN DUIN - LAURA OUWEHAND
LOCATION SCOUT - HEIN TEUNISSEN
JESSEY VOORN - HIMSELF
RAMON VOORN - HIMSELF
YOUNG JESSEY - WULICIO SABAJO
YOUNG RAMON - LENNARD SIBEIJN
MRS VOORN - ALICIA SABAJO
80’S TRAINER - STEVEN KELDERS
RAMON’S OPPONENT - WAHAB AHMED
YOUNG 80’S PLAYERS - MYLES VAN DER SAN
YOUNG JESSEY’S OPPONENT`- YASH RATAN
ADULT JESSEY’S OPPONENT - SYDNEY LOSWIJK
BOXING REFEREE - HABIB BEN SALAH
BASKETBALL COACH - TYRONNE ‘TREE’ MARIONEAUX
THE HAGUE BASKETBALL - RALPH TORIA
BJORN DE VRIES
ONNE DE MOES
‘I am home’ is a visual sci-fi poem about a simulation going through different stages of self-conceptualisation.
We were invited to Bulgaria to work together with EXE and Stratospheric on something extraordinary. As part of the launch for a new club in Sofia, EXE wanted to release a short film that touched upon the social aspects of their brand. The abstract story we created revolves around a female simulation that goes through various stages of self-conceptualisation and identification. From the very basic act of recognising her own body to the complex analysis of social identity. ‘I am home’ is ultimately a first glimpse at what is going to be a new home in Sofia, built by a very inspiring group of people.
MODULAR is the last in a serie of 5 films we made for DGTL festival. The film builds further on this year’s overarching theme of Modularity. In engineering terms, it means the degree to which a system’s components can be separated and recombined. In nature, modularity refers to the construction of cellular organisms, that join together their standardized units to form larger compositions. While in music, it hints to the modular synthesizer, one of the most common instruments in dance music. The theme reoccurred throughout festival efforts, its Art and Revolution programs and its stage designs.
We believe nothing is set in stone when it comes to creativity. Sometimes, out of sheer passion an idea originates and results in something beautiful.
That’s exactly what happened with this music video. Editor Jay de Jong was nothing short of a die-hard fan of the band Lonely the Brave (tattoos included). So he decided to give a go at directing their new music video.
He spend many after hours developing the concept, script and visual style for the film. And with passionate work comes intangible reward;one of the band members commented that this was his favorite music video ever.
Client: None Agency: None Directed by: Jay de Jong D.O.P: Dylan Haigh
NO MAN’S LAND is a kaleidoscopic portrait of a team of bullet biters. Instead of seeing their old lives swept away, they see new frameworks emerge in the corona crisis. If fate takes everything out of our hands and even wipes our streets clear, what happens then? Are we discovering something new? It is a visual rendition of the fragile and penetrating ‘monologues intérieur’ that we carry with us when the hamster wheel stops turning.
This is the zeitgeist of tomorrow captured in the words and imagination of a motley group of inspiring individuals; from tattoo king Henk Schiffmacher, to actress and entrepreneur Hanna Verboom, from hip-hop artist Dio, to violinist Noa Wildschut.
Shot analogue on 35mm film as a tribute to the unfiltered era. The abrupt transitions are vividly framed by the eclectic Amsterdam cityscape: from the stately Concertgebouw to the neon-filled windows of the Red Light District.
Find more information on: https://www.thenomanslandproject.com/
Executive Producer / Concept: Christiana Rigaud
Creative Director / Writer: Luna Michel
Project Manager: Michelle van Huisstede
Producer: Jorin Lancee
Styling / Producer: Neda Farzanyar
D.O.P. Thomas Buelens
Production: Eyeforce & Back2Back
Sr Producer: Daan Starrenburg
Digital Strategist / Development Bas Gosewisch
Photographer: Nick van Tiem
Steadicam: Erwan van Buuren
1st AC: Danny van Deventer
2nd AC / Light: Ab Gulten
A.D. Farah Abdi
Gaffers: Mick Durlacher, Uwe Kuipers
Drone Cam: Tom van Ooijen
Gripper: Mike Laureys
Drone Pilot: Kim Hoogervorst
Production Assistants: Mees Kleijn, Eric Vader, Steven Tips, Jill Sanrodji, Mascha van Sintermaartensdijk
Editor: Johannes de Jong
Colourist: Barry Clarke
Music: Lennard van der Last
Music Composer: Joep Meijburg
Sound Recordist: Willem de Wijs
Creative Designer: Morten Termeer
Visual Effects: Ruud Zeelenberg, Bas Moonen
Graphics: Rosa Koolhoven
Reverb Master: Rick Ronner
Catering: Yomama Catering
Today is a gift. That is the slogan of the biggest festival in Holland; Mysteryland. It’s a place where many music cultures and subcultures meet, and where creativity flourishes.
Director Bob van de Gronde studied how music and sound affect our emotions, how it makes us move, how it unites us and how music makes the hair in our neck stand up when that perfect note hits. This aftermovie reflects a lot of these things, but above all it is a tribute to dance culture.
Client: Mysteryland Agency: None Director: Bob van de Gronde Cinematograpy: Stefan Jansen, Arthur Neumeier, Dylan Haigh, Renze Roye, Bas Rozenbeek.
Together with ARCH and One Football we have created a series of remarkable stories focussing on Latin American football countries.
This campaign was set up for One Football and has been used to promote the One Football app and platform during the World Cup 2018 in Russia.
One of our favorite stories was the memoir of Gabriel Jesus, a Brazilian football player competing in this years World Cup. His first coach José Fransisco Mamede explains us how special Gabriel Jesus was as a kid and as a person is now.
Directed by: Alex Revers
D.O.P: Thomas Fibbe
Editor: Renze Roye