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The Modelmaker - Constant Willems

"The Modelmaker - Constant Willems" takes viewers behind the scenes of the incredible artistry of Constant Willems, who spent five years at his attic, building a replica of the medieval city of Zutphen as it looked in the year 1485. The Maquette is exhibited in the Stedelijk Museum Zutphen.

The film offers a compelling glimpse into the passion, dedication and technical skill with which this beautiful work of art has been created. It is an inspiring story that will appeal to anyone who enjoys history, art and craftsmanship.

  • John Post
  • John Post
  • Jeroen Post
  • John Post
  • Constant Willems
    Key Cast
  • Carsten Altena
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    De Maquettebouwer - Constant Willems
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Feature, Television, Other
  • Genres:
    Documentary, History
  • Runtime:
    55 minutes 30 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 29, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    12,000 EUR
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  • Luxor Theater Zutphen
    April 29, 2023
    Luxor Theater Zutphen
  • TV Gelderland

    October 10, 2023
    Local Television
Distribution Information
  • PMP - Post Media Producties
    Sales Agent
    Country: Netherlands
    Rights: Video on Demand
Director Biography - John Post

I started my career as a Filmmaker/Animator in 2004, when a was an Art director at a Publishing house. Beside my work I made a lot of animations and film projects for museums and other businesses. In 2020 I started my own company PMP - Post Media Productions as an independent filmmaker/animator.

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Director Statement

A man who works 5 days a week, 8 hours a day, for five years in a small attic room of his house on building a model and only does so at the cost of materials. That's what I call having a passion for your work. I hope that after watching this movie everyone has the same awe and admiration for the protagonist as I do.