Kees: Short film/portrait of an ex-policeman
As an end of year project at Open Studio (Amsterdam) we had to go out and produce a short movie. I found my subject in a bar in Amsterdam. A very interesting character told me his story accompanied with a few necessary pints of beer. Kees van Oort had been a more than passionate police officer for more than 20 years.
Unfortunately, due to a terrible health condition, Kees was forced to hand in his badge. This is a story about his daily struggle coping with his illness while trying to come to terms with his new identity. Kees still walks the streets of Amsterdam but can do no more than just watch...
With special thanks to Raymond Pluim and Kees van Oort