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Does it Matter

One of Holland’s most talented artists, Janieck, returns with his stunning new single Does It Matter. Featuring a sweet blend of deep house, acoustic guitar lines and the singer/songwriter’s wonderful vocals, it’s one of the strongest crossover records to come out this year, incorporating a worldwide famed chorus and melody.

  • Gideon van Eeden
    Bijltjesdag (Day of Reckoning)
  • Raymond van der Bas
    Director of Photography
    Bijltjesdag (Day of Reckoning)
  • Gideon van Eeden
  • Janieck Devy
    Key Cast
    Pluk van de Petteflet, Kruistocht in Spijkerbroek, My Queen Karo
  • Gina van Os
    Key Cast
  • Gideon van Eeden
  • Raymond van der Bas
  • Gideon van Eeden
  • Carina Claassens
    Art Director
  • Mandy Nijland
    Hair and Make Up
  • Saskia van der Linden
    Wardrobe and Styling
  • Anastasia Afonina
    Wardrobe and Styling
  • ERic van der Heide
    Key Grip
  • Fleur de Lisle
    First Assistant Camera
  • Francois Nell
  • Fred Damler
  • Martin Kruit
    Production Assistant
  • Marnus Tredoux
    Post Production Consultant
  • Project Type:
    Music Video
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes 28 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 5, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    15,000 EUR
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  • Available online
    World wide
    December 8, 2017
    Premiere online available to public
  • International Music Video Underground
    May 2, 2018
    Finalist for: Best Director, Best Cinematography
  • Gold Movie Awards Goddess Nike
    United Kingdom
    January 10, 2019
    Official Selection
  • Move Me Productions Film Festival

    March 18, 2018
  • Oniros Film Awards
    June 26, 2018
    December Monthly Edition: Best Director, Best Scenography, Best Cinematography, Best Music Video. Nominated for Annual Award for Best Music Video.
Distribution Information
  • music rights and distribution via Spinnin' Records
    Country: Netherlands
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Gideon van Eeden

Gideon van Eeden is a South African former television actor and theatre creator who attained success in South Africa and performed in various European countries. After emigrating to the Netherlands he has worked as a festival programmer and as filmmaker for corporate clients, NGO's and wildlife documentary. He is currently studying as a writer-director in the Raindance MA programme and is well on his way to complete his studies with distinction.

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Director Statement

The music vibrates with the sound of conflict - unreconcilable extremes, the cliches of a young and fiery love, love vs hate. To visualise these ideas I have chosen for a strong visual symbolism reflecting these extremes: fire and ice, blue and red. The film begins with a warm, loving and cosy atmosphere but quickly spins out of control and becomes harsh, violent and gritty. The female character goes through a distinct metamorphosis, liberating herself from the constraints of a stifling relationship while becoming a powerful symbol of feminism while retaining a sexual power over men - our hero in particular. He observes this change, helpless and hopeless to prevent the inevitable. In a way he is a passive protagonist, which gives room for poignant and gentle moments of masculine vulnerability in the artists performance. The narrative becomes increasingly surreal as she breaks away, giving the art department a challenge to dress the set with both realistic living room props and art objects symbolising the precarious nature of the relationship and the deteriorating harmony. Our hero is addicted to her uncertain love, and is left in isolation at the end, completely alone - the victim of his own inability to understand the relationship. The pace in the editing is progressive, underlining the sexual undertone of the scenes and enhancing the beat of the track. The cinematography is supportive of the notion of extremes, varying between high frame rate slow motion takes to cinematic push-ins and pull-outs and high shutter speed handheld takes.