George Sluizer – Filming beyond boundaries is a disarming portrait of George Sluizer, a great Dutch filmmaker and passionate mountaineer, who, balancing on a cliff, looks back on the highs and lows of his career.
Many of the protagonists and antagonists from his career give their views, including Karen Black, Jeff Bridges, Jan de Bont, Nick Powell, Gene Bervoets and Johanna ter Steege.
Hans Heijnen was born in 1957 in Sittard. He studied political science and in 1981 he went to study at the Dutch Film Academy; he graduated in 1985. He wrote various filmscripts for the EAFA and First Floor Features. Since 1988 Hans Heijnen is working as a freelance-documentary filmmaker voor NOS/NPS and VPRO. After two nominations he received a Golden Calf for is Documentary works at the Dutch Film Festival. (1996). In 1999 he won the Silver Spire Award at the San Francisco International Film Festival for his documentary: “Lisdoonvarna, Lourdes of Love”. In september 2000 the Dutch Film Festival held a retrospective of his films which show the life of people in rural areas, which is a theme in his work.
SCRIPT AND DIRECTOR: Hans Heijnen
CAMERA: Erik van Empel, Adri Schrover
EDITOR: Teun Pfeil
SOUND: Marc Wessner
MIXAGE: Boon & Booy
ONLINE EDIT: Edit ‘B – Bouke Vahl
PRODUCTION NPS: George van Breemen
PRODUCER: Frederik Nicolai
PRODUCED BY: Frank van den Engel
COMMISSIONING EDITOR NPS: Cees van Ede
With the support from Dutch Media Fund.