Women on a Roll - Amsterdam is a short documentary (+-15 min) that travels through the past, the present and the future of the roller skating culture in the city of Amsterdam, through the eyes of three women. Skating at iconic places, such as the RAI Hall 1 or The Eye Film Museum Promenade, we will also find out how the public spaces have been redefined to accommodate this reviving trend.
In a cinematic style, we will explore the story of roller skating with the voice over and the moves of iconic skaters from this city, and with the music from artists from The Netherlands.
WHAT WE DID?
We are entirely producing this short documentary, which is currently in the production phase until mid-May. In the meantime, we started the editing process and the colour grading exploration. We have a commitment to have the Premiere take place in Het Ketelhuis in Amsterdam, and we aim to be able to show the film at the end of June.
The film will be distributed worldwide to more than 250 festivals focused on documentaries and sports, with the expertise of YAQ Distribution.
Director & Producer: Alma Tabernero
Self-taught Spanish filmmaker living in Amsterdam for more than 6 years. After finishing a BA in Advertising and PA in 2008, she has been working for more than 13 years as a multimedia producer at companies like Santander Bank and MediaMonks.
Director of Photography & Co-producer: Sacha Glastra Van Loon
Born and raised in Amsterdam, 34 years old and achieved a BA in Cinematography at the MET Film School in London in 2014. He has experience working on large feature film sets like Riphagen, Catacombe and Sense8 (Netflix), but also has worked on many commercial film productions for companies like Porsche, Lotto and Pearle.
We have also assembled a crew for the project, which consists of:
- First Assistant Camera
- Light technician
- Best boy
- Sound operator
- Sound editor
- Golf cart operator
- Crane operator
- BTS Photographer
- Colour grader
Promotional video created for the crowdfunding campaign at Voordekunst, a Dutch online platform focused on creative projects.