The Directors

The story of the band The Directors, consisting of Film Academy alumni, in a film about getting older, friendship and transiency.

In 1984 Ate de Jong, Dick Maas and George Schouten create ‘The Directors, a band of fiction-directors. Later more and more directors, actors, actresses and singers joined the band. The documentary follow the band-members at home, around the film-set, at rehearsals and of course at gigs. It is a story about friendship, contradicting personalities, getting older, ambitions and illusions. Anecdotes and archive-footage make for a sometimes hilarious look back at the life of the film friends.

Scenario and directed by: George Schouten
Camera: Bernd Wouthuysen
Sound: Martijn van Haalen
Edited by: Vera Jong
Producer: René Mendel