Civil Affairs

In Burgerzaken (Civil Affairs), a young man is zigzagging between two urban realities. In one, he is waiting for an appointment at the government office; in the other he is wandering the streets of Amsterdam in search of his muse, a woman in a blue coat who left him with her saxophone. Several people along his path mistake him for who he is not. Just as he appears to find love, things change once again.

  • S.G. Collins
  • S.G. Collins
  • Michele De Saint Sauveur
  • Kaloyan Mokrenov
  • Eric Frantzen
    Key Cast
  • Anna Swinkels
    Key Cast
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    14 minutes 30 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 31, 2015
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    4,600 EUR
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    digital, 1080p25
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Director Biography - S.G. Collins

Writer-director S G Collins leads a double life. Above ground, he’s been creating marketing films and commercials for globally active companies since 1981. On the shadow side, he’s a maker of underground music videos, quirky documentaries, microbudget dramas, sound plays, short fiction, paintings and music. Lately he's also become something of a Youtube essayist, stirring up controversy with clips like Moon hoax not, Nuke skeptic and My trouble with nations.

Collins confesses to having fallen in love with Amsterdam at first sight, when he was just 17. More recently his abiding love led him to found and its associated YouTube channel.

Collins grew up in the Merrimack Valley in New England, and lived in New York, Buffalo and Boston before emigrating to Amsterdam in 2003. His company is called Postwar Media.

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