Dutch National Opera
You Don’t Know Opera
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