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Van Amstel

Van Amstel is based on the true story of Hans Caljé

In 1944, resistance fighter Hans Caljé (pseudonym: van Amstel) was send out on a mission to smuggle important documents from Amsterdam to Prince Bernhard in Brussels. With these documents sewn into his jacket, he starts his journey on an old and ramshackle bike. Hans quickly discovers that danger is lurking around every corner. He has to put his life on the line to make sure the documents will make it to Brussels safely.

  • Isis Caljé
  • Isis Caljé
  • Isis Caljé
  • Lionel Kuiken
  • Sem Jones
    Focus Puller/Camera assistant
  • Lizzy Diesveld
    Focus Puller/Camera assistant
  • Tim Bosch
  • Makai van Haren
    Best Boy
  • Mathilde Caljé
    Hair & Make-up
  • Mathilde Caljé
    Wardrobe & Styling
  • Dickenson Eekman
    Sound Department
  • Sten Kloot
    Foley Artist
  • Tim Kranenburg
    Foley Artist
  • Michael Keet
  • Sebastiaan Molenaar
  • Julie Dekker
  • Gerlof Kamerling
  • Dennis van Ooyen
    Key Cast
  • Glenn Coenen
    Key Cast
  • Peter Nilesen
    Key Cast
  • Isis Caljé
    Key Cast
  • Mathilde Caljé
    Key Cast
  • Alexander van Reeken
    Key Cast
    "German Soldier 1"
  • Lars Asscheman
    Key Cast
    "German Soldier 2"
  • Michael Keet
    Key Cast
    "German Soldier 3"
  • Makai van Haren
    Key Cast
    "German Soldier 4"
  • Arjan Filmer
    Key Cast
    "American/British Soldier"
  • Project Type:
  • Genres:
    War, drama, short, adventure
  • Runtime:
    15 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    July 31, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    2,700 EUR
  • Country of Origin:
  • Country of Filming:
  • Language:
    Dutch, German
  • Film Color:
    Black & White
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Dutch Filmers Academy
  • Première
    July 13, 2023
Director Biography - Isis Caljé

Hi, my name is Isis Caljé and I am an actress and filmmaker based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. I recently graduated from The Dutch Filmers Academy with my graduation film van Amstel.

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Director Statement

Van Amstel tells the story of my great-grandfather Hans Caljé. The film is based on one of his missions and with the help of my family I was able to bring Hans' story to life.