CHRISTMAS NEWSLETTER IFAN 2017
At the end of the old year and at the beginning of the new year, it is always a good time to look back ánd look ahead.
The idea behind IFAN is that we want to make both beautiful artistic and beautiful commercial productions with our network of film-and video makers in order to make a positive contribution to makers, customers and the world. And that goal came one step closer in 2017. In 2017 we have shifted the emphasis somewhat from our artistic productions to our commercial productions. This because we want to be able to finance our own artistic productions from the revenues of the commercial branch. We have been able to make beautiful TV commercials, videos and web series for many customers over the past year, which we have been delighted to do.
But what we are particularly pleased with is that we are able to welcome more and more customers who make a positive contribution to this world. It gives an extra boost to work for these customers because you all feel that you are part of something bigger. We were very happy that we were once again allowed to make the TV commercial for Stichting Villa Pinedo this year. This foundation, which stands up for children of divorced parents, is a wonderful goal to work for. The way this production came about has given us a lot of extra appreciation, attention and positive energy. We also managed to give a number of Syrians a crew position on set through our director Dennis Overeem. Joining forces is the credo. The TV commercial is now being broadcast on almost all TV channels and has contributed enormously to the name recognition and the growth of members at Villa Pinedo.
Other special productions that we have produced last year were for Evidentia Publishing. This company uses their large network of renowned doctors and experts to do their best to eradicate ‘child sex trafficing’ from this world. Alliance of Nature, dedicated to the preservation of all living beings in our world, starting with the rhinoceros. And pet food chain Pets Place, where we created video’s for their customers where we answered some very pressing ‘pets’ questions. And of course it is always nice to create video content on behalf of KLM. IFAN produces web series ‘cockpittales’ where people can take a look behind the scenes of a KLM flight in the cockpit.
For 2018 we want to maintain and expand the course we have taken in 2017 for the commercial branch, but we also want to give extra attention to the network and our artistic productions. Marijn Liek is the driving force behind a couple of our new artistic ‘Greyhouse productions’. We currently have 3 of them in development. The flagship of these short films is the short film ‘Opera on the Wadden’ that we make in collaboration with a few big names in the field; director Elmer de Haas (commercial director C&A, TV commercials), Lars Boom (scriptwriter ‘Michiel de Ruyter’ and ‘Tuintje in mijn Hart’) and composer Eric van Tijn (‘The passion’ and so much more that it will not fit here ). There is currently a request at NTR-short for this film, so thumbs but we will be chosen for that.
Then lastly we want to give a big thank-you go to our relations, customers and filmmakers of 2017 and whom we hope to see much more of in 2018. Thank you all!
We enjoyed being on set with you!