Below some examples from my film portfolio, that are either in English or contain English subtitles. View the Dutch version of this page for more films in Dutch.
documentary ‘Notes from Brussels’
What sacrifices are we willing to make to maintain our trajectory career? What choices would we reconsider in hindsight? Nadine van Loon’s documentary debut ‘Notes from Brussels’ follows three women and their drive to keep ahead in Brussels’ fast-paced institutions as they pursue their European dream.
Do you see what I see? Participants about their view of one another.
In this film participants in Point of View talk about their view of one another, before and after the project. In the project Point of View refugees in the Dutch town Culemborg and their fellow inhabitants made pictures of their surroundings which they afterwards discussed with one another. The project resulted in a photo-exhibition in the ‘Elisabeth Weeshuis Museum’ of Culemborg (may – september 2016). This film was part of the exhibition and was also shown at several festivals (UITmarkt in Amsterdam and LeKArt in Culemborg). Point of View is an initiative of documentary photographer Karijn Kakebeeke.
Concept en production: the Picture Bridge Foundation (www.picturebridgefoundation.nl)
Director and editor: Nadine van Loon
Camera: Thomas Roebers
Zie jij wat ik zie? Do you see what I see? from Nadine van Loon on Vimeo.
2014 – ‘making of’ films for the exhibition ‘Hail the People’ in the Museum of Ethnology in Leiden and the Africa Museum in Berg and Dal (director & editor)
Commissioned by the National Museum of World Cultures, I made three short films that tell the story behind Jimmy Nelson’s photographic art. Camera: Michael Spierenburg (images Marken and Terschelling) & Bram Vis (images Mongolia). The films were part of the ‘Leve de Mens’ (Hail the People) exhibition the Museum of Ethnology in Leiden hosted in 2014 and the Africa Museum in Berg and Dal in 2015. In 2020 Jimmy Nelson and his team started a new art project about the Dutch communities. His new photo book will be launched in October 2022. For more information, visit: https://www.jimmynelson.com/
The ‘making of’: Jimmy Nelson in the Netherlands from Nadine van Loon on Vimeo.
The ‘making of’: Jimmy Nelson with the Kazakhs in Mongolia from Nadine van Loon on Vimeo.
Mummy coffins from the priests of Amon: the restoration-project (camera, director & editor)
For the National Museum of Antiquities in Leiden I made this short film about the restoration of the mummy coffins of the priests of Amon. What’s it like to work as a restorer on three thousand year old coffins? And what challenges does the curator encounter while researching the coffins? Dive into the world of restorer Elsbeth Geldhof and curator Christian Greco and discover why they research these coffins with so much passion. The coffins of the priests of Amon were exhibited from April 20 2015 until September 15 2015.
Film portraits for the Dead See Scrolls Exhibition (director)
Commissioned by Tungsten, I directed three portraits of believers for the Dead See Scrolls Exhibition. In the films the women talk about the role the ‘holy texts’ in respectively the Bible, Koran and Torah play in their daily lives. The films were part of the Dead See Scrolls exhibition hosted by the Drenths Museum in Assen until January 2014 which then travelled around the world.
Portret Christen from Nadine van Loon on Vimeo.
Portret Moslima from Nadine van Loon on Vimeo.
Portret Joodse from Nadine van Loon on Vimeo.