The Holy Trinity

A coming-of-age film about three friends from Eindhoven, the Netherlands: Alex, Emma and Robbie. Three emo kids aged 15 and 16, going through the main developmental stage of life, on their way to adulthood. The camera intimately shows their boldness and strength, but also the vulnerability of the three best friends. Filmmaker Martijn van de Griendt captures them during the summer of their high school graduation year. A musical rollercoaster about friendship, loss and insecurity.

  • Martijn van de Griendt
    Maria I Need Your Lovin'
  • Martijn van de Griendt
    Maria I Need Your Lovin'
  • Martijn van de Griendt
  • Anneloes Pabbruwee
  • Eva Heinsbroek
  • Martijn van de Griendt
  • Sander Kuipers
  • Kees Kroot
    Sound Design
  • Pepijn Klijs
  • Bas Mooij
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    De Heilige Drie-eenheid
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    1 hour 10 minutes
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    December 1, 2023
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    20,000 EUR
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Director Biography - Martijn van de Griendt

Martijn van de Griendt has been photographing teenagers all over the world for 30 years now. As a street photographer, working in the tradition of Ed van der Elsken, Van de Griendt records a generation of young people, still searching for its identity, in an open and direct way. His photos form an exceptional overview of the younger generation, then and now, in the Netherlands and elsewhere in the world.

Martijn van de Griendt works for many magazines and newspapers in The Netherlands. Alongside this, Van de Griendt records a fast-changing Western society in thematically-based series, which often encompass many years of work.

Martijn van de Griendt has made his first film documentary in 2017. A film about the girl Maria. (Dutch National television)
He started ten years ago taking polaroid’s of Maria, whom he met on the streets of his hometown Eindhoven.
One year later he bought a video camera and started his very first documentary.
Together with the film he released a photobook about Maria, containing a large selection of his polaroid’s that he took over the past nine years.

Since his movie about Maria Van de Griendt has the plan of making a documentary about teenagers.
In the beginning of 2022 he met three teenagers, Alex, Emma & Robbie, on the same spot as where he had met Maria. He took pictures of them for half a year and then decided that they were the perfect teenagers for his second film.
The kids graduated from high school this summer and Van de Griendt followed them for a story about friendship, insecurity and loss.
The result is a touching film with a lot of music about three close friends in their last summer together. (The Holy Trinity)

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