This film about two graffiti writers form Rotterdam who are each others totall oposites was released in 2008. I made it as a conclusion and ode to my own graffiti "carreer" as this was how my creative life actually started. I wanted to make the film in my art school graduation year but the teacher advised me not to because it would have been such a big project.
I couldn't get the story out of my head and I really felt that I had to get it out of system in oder to move on in my carreer. So I finishes the script, used my saving to buy new gear and jsut started to film. Mostly in the evenings and weekends, as I was working on freelance jobs as a DP and director. The crew was mostly the actors ans me with one or two friends helping out. I was always, directing and shooting, or booming. As I was producing it myself, I was also the one trying to get the actors on set, with the proper outfit, extra's etc. It was such a great experience and I can truly say that I learned A LOT during this period!
The film was released in 2008 and eventhough the premiere was great and it was well rechieved at a few national festivals it felt like it should have reached a bigger audience.
In 2011, I noticed that somebody ripped the dvd and put it on Youtube. I was surprised that it had about 11k views. Then suddenly it got picked up by a German grafiti blog and form there the film went viral and within a year it reached more than a milion views. I put an decent HD render on my own channel that also had quite some views.
Turned out that this niche, almost no budget film had an audience after all.
Geoffrey Zijffers and Vincent Patty
Writer/director: Danny Stolker
DOP: Danny Stolker, Bouba Dola, Thijs Willemstein
Production assistent: Dennis Ilic.
Music: Dennis van der Meijden (Terilekst)
Score: Joris Titawano