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  • Director
    Joram Lürsen
  • Release
  • Producer
    Topkapi Films
    Frans van Gestel, Arnold Heslenfeld
  • VFX Supervisors
    Dennis Kleyn, NVX
    Frank van der Peet
  • VFX Producer
    Violette Kleyn
  • Lead Compositors
    Albert van Vuure
    Luc Boesten
    Ruben Vroman
  • Compositors
    Frank Taris
    Roel Meijering
    Pepijn Schroeijers
    Jasper Scheepbouwer
    Pieter Schillemans
  • Grading & Facility
    Laurens Orij
    Haghe Film Digitaal
  • Music Reel
    Merlijn Snitker
  • Director of Photography
    Mark van Aller, NSC
  • Editor
    Peter Alderliesten, NCE
  • Running time
    90 min

When the very attractive Brigitte shows up at publisher Goudemondt with a horrible manuscript, the brothers Marc and Boudewijn (directors of the ailing family-publisher) sense possibilities. With their eye on the media they make her switch roles with an unsightly and stuttering author of a literary masterpiece.

The trick works; the book becomes both artistically and financially a huge success, but the initial agreement between all parties overturns into a bitter strife for acknowledgement. To the heat of the battle fall many victims, but eventually Brigitte and Marc will find each other.

Planet X has been responsible for the many scenes that take place in moving cars. The actors were shot in static car interiors inside of a studio and in front of a green screen. Later, these shots were combined with background plates that were specifically shot to match the studio's angles and light. The end result convncingly shows the actors driving around in cities like Amsterdam and Frankfurt in both day-and night time settings.

Furthermore, Planet X helped bring the obvious success of Brigitte to life by creating a huge (3D/CG) banner decorating the exterior of the publisher and the advertisements on the side of large trucks that deliver Brigittes bestseller to countless book stores.

Cars in front of green screens

'Before and after' situation of a car shot in the studio and in which a background plate was added afterwards.

Short impression of the set during the shoot of the many green screen scenes. The light has been set up in such a way that it will match the background plates shot earlier for these particular car scenes.