Planet X was responsible for all the visual effects in the film, the pinnacle being the magnification of the Matterhorn mountain through matte paintings.
The Swiss mountain Matterhorn as it is, and after it was digitally enlarged for greater impact.
For this particular film, we’re proud that we designed the title sequence. The camera follows the yellow region bus through the meadows. When the first credits have been shown, the main title becomes visible in the distance. The letters create a mountain, as it were, the Matterhorn, in the flat Dutch landscape.
For the typography, we used typeface Univers. Not only does this typeface originated from Swiss. The clear and regulated character of the Universe also fits well with Fred's life.
Matterhorn Title Sequence
The tragicomedy ‘Matterhorn’ tells of the unlikely friendship between a lonely man called Fred and a stranger called Theo. Since the death of his wife, Fred has been living alone in a humdrum village. His friendship with Theo allows Fred to break free from the grind of his bleak surroundings and he finds the courage to come to terms with his past and himself.
‘Matterhorn’ premiered during the International Film Festival in Rotterdam and won the UPC Audience Award.