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Anathema is a short film created by a small Dutch crew of filmmakers. It’s been in development for almost two years and our team can look back with pride as the post-production is now well underway.

With a too-small-to-be-real budget, but with great new technologies (like the Canon 550D) we successfully put to the test a method of indie-filmmaking, that can best be described as “guerrilla-filmmaking”. We went to the city of Charleroi in Belgium in August of 2011 to shoot in and around abandoned buildings, some of which are also popular among urban explorers.

Check out “Cast & crew” for more info

About the story

The story came out of our interest in the world of religion storywise. Without being religious myself (the director) I was and still am intrigued by the stories it produced throughout the ages, particularly regarding Good vs Evil in a philosophical sense. The poems written by Dante Alighieri in the 14th century for instance have been a constant leitmotif in the process of writing Anathema.

While studying we came up with the question that defines Anathema: “Are there conditions that justify the killing of a person?”.

Check out “Story” for more info

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So why are we doing this?

First of all, because filmmaking is awesome! We were inspired by the vast stream of indie films on “the internets”, especially since the arrival of DSLR filmmaking, and with the help of many of their tutorials (like the ones from FreddieW) we found ourselves ready to take the shot.

Since we enjoy what other indie filmmakers create, we want to be an inspiration for other filmmakers ourselves, in the Netherlands and across the globe, by telling our story and sharing our tips. We learned so much in the process that we feel we should take our part in the indie film community. We will do this by creating tutorials in filmmaking and music composition. These will be available to anyone that donates €10 or more!

Since we enjoy what other indie filmakers create, we want to be an inspiration for other filmmakers ourselves, in the Netherlands and across the globe, by telling our story and sharing our tips. We learned so much in the process that we feel we should take our part in the indie film community. We will do this by creating tutorials in filmmaking and music composition. These will be available to anyone that donates €10 or more!