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Land.film



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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2012 11:06 am    Post subject: Land. First international feature film about a windsurfer! Reply with quote

About the project
Land. is the first fiction feature film about a radical windsurfer. Film maker and passionate windsurfer Jan-Willem van Ewijk started writing the script during one of his windsurfing trips to Moulay-Bouzerktoun, inspired by the stories and lives of his friends in this small fishing village and highwind paradise on the Moroccan Atlantic coast. To develop a story that is at once both based on fiction and a true story, he teamed up with Moroccan writer Abdelhadi Samih and his windsurfer friends from the village Fettah Ahllmara, Soufian Sahli and Boujmaa Guilloul, who are also starring in the film. In this unique project Jan-Willem brings together their raw acting talents with professional actors like veteran Arab actor Mohamed Majd (Oscarwinning ‘Syriana’ and ‘Incendies’) and a well know Dutch actress who’s name will be revealed shortly...

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The film tells the compelling story of young Moroccan radical windsurfer Taha (played by Fattah Ahllmara), who feels lost between the contrasting worlds of the visiting tourists in the summer and the emptiness of his village during the winter. To break free from his personal prison and leave his empty life behind he sets out on an epic adventurous windsurfing journey along the Atlantic coast to Europe.

From early on Jan-Willem hooked up with producer Bero Beyer of the Oscar nominated film 'Paradise Now' for development of the project. Also, he participated in the Binger Filmlab and the prestigious Sundance Screenwriter’s Lab and won the KODAK development Award. In these final months of pre production Jan-Willem and Bero are dedicated to rounding up financing for the film and they have teamed up with director of photography Jasper Wolf ('Code Bue' Golden Calf winner) to work on the final preparations for shooting the film this summer in Morocco. The international release of the film is planned for 2013.

Funding, production, sales & distribution
This project is supported by the Dutch Film Fund, CoBO Fund and Dutch broadcaster NTR. Produced by: Augustus Film, Propellor Film, Endorphine Production, MAN's Films and Agora Film. World Sales by: Fortissimo Films. Benelux Distribution by: Cinemien.

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Join us on our journey to Land. on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Land.film or follow us on Twitter https://twitter.com/Land_themovie Hope to see you!

Get involved!
Do you have any questions or tips? Do you want to help to promote our project via your blog, magazine, website, newsletter or on Facebook? Or are you interested in sponsoring our project? Please do not hesitate to contact Jeannette Kwaaitaal: T +31 (0)622 983 963, E jckwaaitaal@gmail.com
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PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2012 12:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Arabic text on the "Shooting this summer" promo picture looks like mutilated nonsense. What you have in the picture linked below makes more sense:

http://media-cache5.pinterest.com/avatars/landfilm_1335392442_600.jpg
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PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2012 1:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dsgrntlxmply wrote:
The Arabic text on the "Shooting this summer" promo picture looks like mutilated nonsense. What you have in the picture linked below makes more sense:

http://media-cache5.pinterest.com/avatars/landfilm_1335392442_600.jpg


Thank you! Highly appreciate your comment! We have had similar comments recently from other Arabic people. We are actually looking for advice on this. I guess you must be native arabic speaker?
I will forward you comment to the director and producer for their urgent advice. May I contact you if they would like to get in touch with you?
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PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2012 2:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sadly, I am not a native speaker: only took a few courses at university, with most of what I learned having faded away through years of disuse.
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PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2012 8:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

dsgrntlxmply wrote:
Sadly, I am not a native speaker: only took a few courses at university, with most of what I learned having faded away through years of disuse.


Ah ok, still thanks. We will probably revert to the old text. Smile
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PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2012 2:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And it's official! Dutch actress Thekla Reuten is on board to play the role of Alexandra in our flm Land.. You might know her from 'In Bruges', with Collin Farrell and Ralph Fiennes, or from 'The American' in which she starred opposite George Clooney. I am super excited she is willing to take on the challenge of working with my non-actor friends from the village, improvising and staying very close to herself! Watch this space... By: Jan-Willem Van Ewijk (director)
http://www.facebook.com/land.film

Thekla Reuten


Thekla Reuten with George Clooney in "the American"


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2012 9:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Land.film wrote:
dsgrntlxmply wrote:
Sadly, I am not a native speaker: only took a few courses at university, with most of what I learned having faded away through years of disuse.


Ah ok, still thanks. We will probably revert to the old text. Smile


Hi! Just to let you know we have changed the text Smile
http://www.indiegogo.com/Land
Thanks again!
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2012 10:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Check out our new promo video http://vimeo.com/43216162 and help us make this film! http://www.indiegogo.com/Land
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2012 6:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We are stoked! We have a great story, an amazing cast & crew, support of several European film funds and over 10K views and great resonses to our promo video!

But this film is never going to be as spectacular as it aspires to be without the helicopter to shoot the wide ocean windsurfing scènes! And we really need your help to get this helicopter in the air! With a little bit of help from a lot of people we can make it! We are not asking for a lot; just a few minutes of your time and $5 (or more). Are you joining us on our journey?
http://www.indiegogo.com/Land

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 7:16 am    Post subject: We need your help spreading the word across the seas! Reply with quote

Hi everyone,

We are very busy preparing for the shooting of Land., the first ever fiction feature film about a windsurfer starring riders like Fettah Ahllmara, Soufian Sahli and Boujmaa Guilloul. We are starting filming in Morocco in september and the pressure is up!

We are so lucky to have an amazing cast & crew and a large part of the budget in place. With 26 days left in our crowdfunding campaign on IndieGoGo, all we have to do now is to raise the last bit of funding for the helicopter to allow us to shoot the awesome ocean scenes that create the sense of freedom that this film promotes. We are doing great so far with an amazing 27K views of our video and we are already at 25% of our funding goal. All thanks to the contributions of 71 generous people and the shout outs and support of many others from all over the world who believe in our project.

Our spirits are up but we will never ever make our target without the help of you guys! If you like what we are doing, please help us spread the word across the seas! And if you can please support our project, in return you will get a nice reward.

Have a look at our video (you won't regret it) and read all about the project on http://igg.me/p/114401?a=516024



Don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions, tips, want to help or if you just want to say hi Smile.

Many thanks!
Jeannette
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