Animated Feature Film: The Test of Time

Feature Film: De Tand des Tijds (The Test of Time)
Client: Ka-Ching Cartoons
Director: Joost van den Bosch & Erik Verkerk

The Dutch Telefilms are a yearly series of television features, that have garnered international praise because of their high quality.  The 82 minute The Test of Time is the very first animated Telefilm.

It tells the story of the young Sam who is having a tough time at school because his boring teacher Menno also happens to be his father. In a desperate attempt to spice up his lessons Menno steals an ancient relic that allows him to bring historical figures into the classroom. But after a promising start, with musical lessons by Mozart and art classes by Van Gogh, things quickly go wrong when Menno gets abducted by the pirate captain Haaie Tiese. Together with two of his classmates Sam has to travel through time to rescue his father and save history!

For this animated feature Joscha storyboarded a large number of sequences. The images shown here are only a small selection of the 1000's of panels that he drew for the film.

Commercial: GamePoint - Play Bingo




"Gelukkig kun je ook online bingo├źn!"
Commercial: GamePoint
Client: Dr Barefoot
Director: Joris Dommels

It's fun to play bingo -but there are times when the facilities of the bingo hall are lacking. And at those moments it is good to know that you can also play bingo online: from the comfort of your own home. With GamePoint you can play online bingo for free, without the disturbances of a bingo hall.

Joscha drew shootingboards for these commercials, that illustrate the different distractions and problems that you might encounter at your local bingo venue. There were three scenarios, all of which were drawn out as storyboards by Joscha, in one day. The first two commercials have aired on Dutch TV and are now online here and here. The third video will air at a later time.

Below is a selection of stills from the first two commercials:

De Ondergang van de van Imhoff (Documentary Series)

Documentary Series: The Doom of the Van Imhoff
Client: Episode One
Directors: Foeke de Koe & Kees Schaap

The three part documentary series De ondergang van de Van Imhoff (The doom of the Van Imhoff) tries to uncover the horrible history of the Dutch ship Van Imhoff. The Van Imhoff was lost at sea after being attacked by Japanese warplanes in 1942. At the time of the attack the ship was transporting German civilians who were taken prisoner because of the war. After the ship was hit the Dutch crew saved themselves but left the prisoners to fend for themselves. Of the 477 Germans on board only 65 survived.

When a Dutch filmmaker in 965 made a film about this dark page in modern Dutch history, the government intervened. The film was never aired, and has since been lost and the filmmaker was fired from his job. In 2017 documentary-makers Foeke de Koe en Kees Schaap set out to find out what happened in 1942, and why it was so important for the Dutch government in 1965 to keep these events hidden from the public.

They approached VFX studio Planet X to find a way to bring the horrific events of this disaster to the screen. Together with the directors, VFX supervisor Dennis Kleyn and director of photography Dennis Wielaert, Joscha worked out a series of storyboards that depicted all the required sequences that needed to be reenacted and /or digitally recreated.  

In this video VFX supervisor Dennis Kleyn explains how they went about recreating a ship that has been lost since 1942. It also highlights the importance of the storyboards. [Dutch]