We Did Not Come Here For The Weather

As Vincent Van Gogh once said, "For my part I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of the stars makes me dream." It is not about the outcome in life, but rather the journey that makes everything worthwhile. The documentary takes viewers into the everyday lives of artists in Amsterdam. A portfolio of a musician, a graphic designer, and a man who blows bubbles for fun aside from his day job, demonstrates the importance of loving what you do while using your talents to enjoy the simple things in life. With these characters in mind, Amsterdam proves to be a city thriving with talented and determined artists eager to chase after their dreams.

  • Megan Roethlein
    Director
  • Megan Roethlein
    Writer
  • Megan Roethlein
    Producer
  • Shane Robinson
    Key Cast
  • Matthew Burns
    Key Cast
  • Caleb Yoder
    Key Cast
  • Richie Sherman
    Special Thanks
  • Anita Gabrosek
    Special Thanks
  • Josh Spector
    Special Thanks
  • 张云泽
    Special Thanks
  • James McShane
    Special Thanks
  • Paul Moses
    Featuring
  • Ken Parsons
    Featuring
  • Jay Nulzes
    Featuring
  • Xantha-Iris Vorst
    Featuring
  • Geery Staal
    Featuring
  • Helmi Schellinger
    Featuring
  • Hans Hoekstra
    Featuring
  • "Stars and Satellites" By: Dan Griffin
    Music
  • "Love your Light" By: Dan Griffin
    Music
  • "Spring in my Step" By: Royalty Free Music For Youtube Partner
    Music
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Runtime:
    8 minutes 36 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 8, 2015
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    Netherlands
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    Yes
  • Blue and White Film Festival
    State College
    United States
    April 24, 2016
    Official Selection
  • Biennial Edition of CinéWomen 2016

    United Kingdom
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Megan Roethlein

I am a Film-Video major at the Pennsylvania State University. I believe that too often filmmakers forget that some of the most compelling documentaries to be created are hidden treasures and valuable stories right in the mist of our lives. Ben Okri stated, “Stories can conquer fear... They can make the heart bigger.” By sharing our own stories we can inspire and motivate others. Everyone has a story to tell. My job is to find those who are willing to tell it.

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