A personal dance
"I did research on different subjects and themes for my graduation film and got a bit stuck in the beginning. I wanted to make something that would be close and personal to me. When I was a teenager I went to dance class and then I got the idea to write a story that takes place in this arena: a dance school."
"I wrote the story myself and soon the storyline came together piece by piece. I received feedback from many people, other classmates and our teachers at that time. I remember that they told me that the script was very good, but I didn't like it and rewrote and developed it another 10 times. I believe that it helped me in the process of making the film, I actually followed my inner gut and was very critical to myself."
"I also worked on the script with my producer, Naduah Zahradnik, who also really helped me a lot. After the script was finished, I started collecting my crew, which was very stressful because I had to use people outside of my graduation class. I found my DOP Eva Heinsbroek quite early in the process and we worked together on the shotlist. We visited the location for the scenes that should take place in the dressing rooms in order to make the shot list. It really helped us to actually be in the room where we were going to film the scenes. It helped us to visualize how we wanted the scene to be. However, it was a tougher job than I expected. You can tell a story in so many different ways."