Awake with the crowing rooster
It is 6:30, break of dawn. With a crowing rooster in the background Yorn Heijnen, the executive producer, steps on set of Guido Coppis’ newest film Before Bedtime, produced by Talent United and supported by CineSud.
The moment he enters the set he is surrounded by silence, calmness and easiness. Sammy Wisnewski and Daniel Luyck are prepping with no rush, while Evita Feltsadas, the costume designer, is ironing the clothes on the table. ‘I don’t design them, I just bought them.'. She gives a wide smile. ‘The film is classical Guido: dark and pushing the limits. When I saw the test footage they took – it’s great, it’s terrible, but I loved it’.
Like a family
Just past her, Yorn is quickly running towards the entrance: ‘I have brought you a director’s chair!’, he shouts happily and welcomes Guido Coppis, the director, on set. Guido laughs and goes to take some coffee – a table just at the entrance where all the crew gets together like a family to have a drink just like before a celebratory dinner. ‘I have never filmed with a big crew and I would not want to work with a big crew, either. I know a lot of people here and it is an important part of it. It is like a small family.’. Guido takes a sip of coffee and is already in the process of preparation. ‘The crew call is at 8:00 and we start shooting at 8:30. I am very excited, I didn’t sleep last night’.