Pizza MaffiaBack to Feature films
- DirectorTim Oliehoek
- ProducerIDTV Film
Frans van Gestel, Arnold Heslenfeld
- Visual effects supervisorDennis Kleyn
- CompositingAlbert van Vuure
- Ass. compositingMartin Neças-Niessner
- Vfx producerViolette Kleyn
- Releasespring 2011, The Netherlands
- Running time110 minutes
- Formatshot on RED, post HD
- D.O.P.Rolf Dekens NSC
- EditorJ. P. Luijsterburg NCE, Phantavision
- GradingFloor 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 MaffiaThe 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.