My work activities for Pride Amsterdam this year have increased. This is also due to the sad news that many bigger evenements, amongst them the canal parade, were not allowed to be organised in relations to the fight against Covid-19. This does mean that I’ve been asked to take on a few extra productions for Pride’s several commissions and departments.
Amongst others I have been asked to create a few reportages for Pride Amsterdam. For instance I have attended the ambassador’s meeting where Pride Amsterdam from different editions gathered to together select the photo’s that will be exhibited for the 25 years of Pride Amsterdam exposition, but also have I created a reportage about the special edition Pride Amsterdam coin created in collaboration with the Dutch Heritage knowledge centre and Dutch Royal Coin and have I made an item about the opening of Pride Amsterdam 2021 where the Zero Flags Project was introduced to the world.
I was also asked to create a short promo for the Student Hotel, which during this Pride week was turned into the Pride Hotel and have I asked colleagues André Kloer and Indie Nile to help me out to film and edit this years Aftermovie for Pride Amsterdam 2021. Normally I do not take on After movie productions, but the song that Pride Amsterdam was able to provide for the Aftermovie was a very gorgeous and reflective song that spoke to me:Wrabel feat Duncan Laurence – Back to Back. So I couldn’t say no!
Even with all restrictions, this year has also been a great and beautiful edition of Pride that gave me the opportunity to speak to many beautiful and interesting people, to attend some cool and intimate events and to help realize some of Pride’s productions and help with its visibility.