Maddance Productions

films/other film projects



90 min 2003 DVD

25 short films made by secundary school pupils in the stately home at Oud-Amelisweerd wich lies between Utrecht and Bunnik, in 18th-century parkland bordering the Kromme Rijn river. Commissioned by Baron Gerard Godard Taets van Amerongen, the house was built as a country seat in 1770. In 1808 it was sold to Louis Napoleon, King of the Netherlands from 1806 to 1810, who lived there for a total of eight days. Neither were the next owners, Paulus Wilhelmus Bosch van Drakenstein and his successors, regular residents. Thanks to such infrequent occupation, Oud-Amelisweerd has remained largely in its original state. No doubt this house with it’s famous 18th-century Chinese wallpaper, was a big inspiration for the scholars to make very scary, romantic, funny and exciting movies.
commissioned by the Centraal Museum, Utrecht

workshopleaders scriptwriting
Anna van der Kruis, Jannika van Wijk, Linda de Kooning
workshopleaders drama
Thijs Hazeleger, Christien Meindertsma
workshopleader camera, sound and special effects
Dorothée Meddens
Leonieke Terlouw
edited by
Dorothée Meddens
additional music
Frank Weyzig
2004 Centraal Museum, Utrecht
2005 Country House Oud-Amelisweerd, Utrecht