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  • Director
    Nicole van Kilsdonk
  • Release
    2015
  • Producer
    KeyFilm
    Hans de Wolf, Hanneke Niens
  • Concept
    Dennis Kleyn, NVX
    Donald Roos
  • Animatie titels & compositing
    Dennis Kleyn, NVX
  • Graphic design & typography
    Donald Roos
  • Director of photography
    Anton Mertens, NSC

Four men, old friends, climb the mountain Ventoux on their race bikes, just as they did 30 years ago. And they do what men do well: alternating serious conversation with bullshitting and laughter. Until their old friend Laura shows up, and the ghosts from the past coming knocking on the door.

In between regular shooting, director Nicole van Kilsdonk and DOP Anton Mertens found time to shoot plates from the summit of the Ventoux. The pristine white of the rocks create a sharp contrast with azure skies surrounding it, resulting in interesting lines and compositions. We used this 'slanted' approach as the main concept for the typographic design. Even also in to the end credits, which appear diagonal over the filmed background.

The choice of the typeface was based on classic cyclist's shirts, with solid narrow letters.

Stills end scroll

Vintage shirts as typographic inspiration