We flew in award-winning directors from over the world to show them the real Rotterdam to offer them unique insights into what makes this city tick. With the Story Conference organised by HotelRebel we wanted to inspire them so that the Rotterdam, I Love You feature film is truly reflecting this city's life.
Barry Atsma is one of the eleven directors of the international film kaleidoscopic Rotterdam, I Love You. For the popular actor this will be his directorial debut, which is a bold new step in his career.
Rotterdammer Shariff Nasr first of eleven directors for international feature film Rotterdam, I Love You
After an intensive selection process in which thirty Rotterdam filmmakers participated, Shariff Nasr is selected to be the director of a special story, which connects the ten other stories and thus forms the backbone of the film. The names of the ten other Dutch and international directors will be announced in the coming months.
Last weekend, newspaper Algemeen Dagblad reported extensively on the Rotterdam film scene. One of our core producers, Joeri Pruys, was interviewed about Rotterdam, I Love You and other film-related activities.