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The Hell of '63

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  • Director
    Steven de Jong
  • Release
    2009
  • Producer
    De Hel van '63 Film BV
    Klaas de Jong
  • Visual effects supervisor
    Dennis Kleyn, NVX
  • 3D technical director
    Bastiaan Hooimeijer
  • Compositing
    Dennis Kleyn
    Albert van Vuure
  • Ass. compositing
    Violette Kleyn
  • Vfx producer
    Violette Kleyn
  • 3D modelling, animation
    Bastiaan Hooimijer
    Martin Venema
    Marlon Regien
    Harry Arling
    Peter Pankras
  • 3D producer
    Martin Venema
  • Release
    December 2009, The Netherlands
  • Running time
    100 minutes
  • Format
    shot on 35 mm, post HD
  • D.O.P.
    François Perrier
  • Editor
    Sándor Soeteman, NCE
  • Facility
    Filmmore Amsterdam
  • Grading
    Martin Klein
  • Music reel/clip 
    Ronald Schilperoort

'The Hell of '63' (‘De Hel van ‘63’) is set in the glacial Elfstedentocht of 1963. During this legendary skating marathon four participants conquer not only the weather and the treacherous ice conditions, but each his own heartbreak, low self-esteem, lack of perseverance and egocentrism.