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  • Director
    Tim Oliehoek
  • Release
    2011
  • Producer
    IDTV Film
    Frans van Gestel, Arnold Heslenfeld
  • Visual effects supervisor
    Dennis Kleyn
  • Compositing
    Albert van Vuure
    Dennis Kleyn
  • Ass. compositing
    Martin Neças-Niessner
    Chris McCallum 
  • Vfx producer
    Violette Kleyn
  • Release
    spring 2011, The Netherlands
  • Running time
    110 minutes
  • Format
    shot on RED, post HD
  • D.O.P.
    Rolf Dekens NSC
  • Editor
    J. P. Luijsterburg NCE, Phantavision
  • Facility
    Filmmore
  • Grading
    Floor Bos

‘Pizza Maffia’ tells the story of Ibrahim and his cousin Illias. They are known as Bram and Haas (hare), the fastest pizza delivery boys at Novara, the pizzeria owned by Bram’s father. Every evening they race through the city on their scooters and pull the most dangerous stunts to be the first to get to their clients. After a serious argument between Bram’s father and his brother Faris, Illias’s father, Faris, begins his own pizzeria on the opposite side of the square. A pizza war ensues. Everyone and everything imaginable gets involved in this war. 

Planet X FX created the title sequence and was responsible for the spectacular scooter crash in the opening scene of the film in which the character Haas is launched in the direction of the camera.

In addition, diverse stunts were enhanced. There are about 80 visual effects shots in the film.

The title sequence from Pizza Maffia

The exciting opening scene with the scooters going through a tunnel was interspersed with macroshots of a pizza being prepared. The titles were merged into the shots of the pizza preparation to look like they were physically present.