Dutch National Opera

You Don’t Know Opera 

“The Boxer”

ROLE: Agency Producer

Anomaly Amsterdam in partnership with The Dutch National Opera + Ballet launched the “You Don’t Know Opera” campaign. The campaign focused on changing misconceptions surrounding modern day opera by re-positioning it as approachable to a younger audience by telling stories from behind the scenes. The film “The Boxer” portrays an unexpected combination of a tenor, Frank Engel, who is also a boxer, and challenges pre-conceived notions of an opera singer, and in turn, of opera itself.

The short film director’s cut version presented by NOWNESS  includes a voiceover by Johnny “Bang” Reilly and won best short at Sydney International Film Festival.


Director: Ruben van Leer
DoP: Paul Ozgur

Agency: Anomaly Amsterdam

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