Project Description

Production team

Leo AnemaetComposer / sound mixer
Leo Anemaet was a solo guitarist before he started making music with computers. With 120 titles under his belt, Leo has made versatile music and sound composition for installations, animation, film, television and theatre.

He is most known for his collaboration with Dutch director Pieter Kramer on his award-winning television drama series 30 Minuten, 25 Minuten and Hertenkamp with co-writers and actors Arjan Ederveen and Joan Nederlof. His first soundtrack was the fiction film Plan Delta (1987) by Bob Visser and the latest are the arthouse film Ascent (2016) by Fiona Tan and Sacred Mountain by Mari Soppela.

Leo’s permanent music and sound collections can be found in the 360-degree installations of The Sea Voyage in the National Maritime Museum in Amsterdam, Wonder Rooms in The Kunstmuseum Den Haag and Earth in The Columbus Earth Center in Kerkrade.

Mari SoppelaWriter / DOP / Director
Mari Soppela is an award-winning filmmaker and mixed-media designer. After studying videography in Finland and computer graphics in the Netherlands, she gained an MA (Computing in Design) at Middlesex University in 1993 in London.

Since the early 90’s, Mari works in the fields of documentary and cross media. Her primary tools are the video camera and the computer. At one point a video artist, at another an interface & interaction designer, she now enjoys making creative documentaries.

Mari’s film career has taken her on an odyssey from suicidal depression in her native Finland (Family Files) through challenging the fear of intimacy (Home Recordings) before returning north to trace the censored history of her German grandfather (Who the Devil Can See in the Dark). She has now returned to Amsterdam where she let go of a dream (Sacred Mountain) and is working on The Glass Ceiling (the working title).

Julia TonProducer
Julia Ton is a producer with over 10 years of experience in fiction and creative documentary. She uses the stage to raise awareness on social issues. Her credits include films such as the International Emmy Award winner Bellingcat – Truth in a Post Truth World by Hans Pool.

Currently she is producing The Glass Ceiling – The Invisible Made Visible on behalf of LPMA Productions, with support of the Finnish, Dutch and Iceland Film Foundations and broadcasters ARTE and YLE.

Furthermore she has projects in development with versatile talented filmmakers; English filmmaking anthropologist Pinny Grylls, Dutch video artist Irma de Vries and Turkish activist Imre Azem.

Kees KasanderCreative producer
Kees Kasander entered the film industry in 1978 as Head of Distribution for a Dutch company called Film International, a company which was also deeply involved in the organisation of the Rotterdam Film Festival. From 1982 until 1985 Kasander was the official producer of the Festival. He has been an independent film producer since 1981, working all over the world. Until now he has produced over 100 feature films.

His collaboration with Peter Greenaway has brought him international acclaim. The films The Cook, the Thief, His Wife and Her Lover (1989) and The Pillow Book (1995) have also been great commercial successes.

Kasander’s production Fish Tank written and directed by Andrea Arnold premiered at the Cannes Film Festival (2009) and received the Jury Prize. In February 2010 this film won the BAFTA for Best Outstanding British Film and got awarded for Best European Film Awards.

Kasander has also produced Soppela’s debut documentary film Family Files