ROTTERDAM, I LOVE YOU – Project Status Update
ROTTERDAM, I LOVE YOU
Project Status Update 31st July 2017
We want to thank you for the wonderful support we have received so far from the Rotterdam community and around the world for Rotterdam, I Love You.
The last weeks have been crucial for the project, as we were to finalize the financial construction of the project. This has been a process in development for many weeks and months, with many parties involved. Unfortunately, one piece of this construction did not come in on time for a major deadline for our finance. Which in turn has had an impact on other parts of the film. Film finance is, in this respect, a delicate construction.
The overall quality of the project is the most important to us, to the whole team – and it is a team of some of the finest professionals in the business. As a result of this, we have had to decide to postpone the shooting of Rotterdam, I Love You so that we are able to support our incredible crew and inspiring directors in the most appropriate way. This is a decision that is not made lightly, as the production and logistics consequences are considerable.
Happily, all funding and finance for the film is retained. No cast member or director has left the project due to the postponement (although as reported in AD, De Telegraaf (Privé) and by ANP last week, Martin Koolhoven has left the project due to the rights to his story falling through). It might happen in the future that we have to say goodbye to someone due to availability issues, but we’re focused very hard on minimising the likelihood of that from happening.
It is not yet possible to say clearly when we will be shooting, as a great deal of logistical planning must now be executed. Many Rotterdammers and Dutch crew already did a great deal of sterling work to prep this production and we are ready to continue to build on that. We are hard at work building the new schedule. The movement behind Rotterdam, I Love You – just like this wonderful city itself – continues strongly.
We remain proud of the crew, talent, producers, city partners, business partners, sponsors, the city movement and the city itself. We have been working on Rotterdam, I Love You for a long time and we’re excited and enthused to cross the finish line on this film in such an amazing city and we will do so – together.
One partner recently pointed out that it took Rotterdam a long time for the city to become the architectural marvel we now know and love. This film and its journey is a reflection of that, and we are more than happy to continue working hard to bring it home. Thank you as always for your support.
Matt Jaems, on behalf of the Rotterdam, I Love You Team
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