With heart and Soul

‘With Heart and Soul’ is a film by Interakt and Peter Scholten about songwriter Henny Thijssen.

In the documentary De liedjessmid we will look for the seemingly indestructible power behind the Dutch phenomena ‘levenslied’ (Life song). We will do this through the singer/songwriter Henny Thijssen (1952), who worked with André Haze (Ga (Go), Het kind in mij (The child in me), Blijf nog even hangen (Stay with me)). He brings us to the singers and the fans of the life songs. Through them we take a look into the world of the people who work on the life songs professionally: the artist and the professional network around the popular music industry. We wish to show which criteria – commercial, artistically and other categories – they go by on their way to success.