Apples and pumpkins go very well together. Check out these Halloween feasts, screening Under The Apple Tree: SAT 31 OCT 2015 22:00 Nijmegen – Midnight Madness, Kloosterkino 00:00 Amsterdam – Halloween Horror Show, Tuschinski 21:30 Amsterdam – LAB111, theatre 4

Happy Halloween!


Friday, October 2, 2015 Under The Apple Tree was honored with the prestigious Golden Calf award for Best Short Film at the Netherlands Film Festival (NFF). Director Erik van Schaaik was welcomed to the stage by two of his most esteemed colleagues, Oscar nominees Marieke Blaauw and Joris Oprins, to …

Golden Calf award Best Short Film


The observant reader may have already read it on the movie poster: The song from Under The Apple Tree is written and performed by none other than Racoon! Thank you Bart, Stefan, Paul and Dennis, for Fun We Had, a beautiful, melancholic feel-good tune, the cherry on top of our …



Erik Vos from graphic design company Het Lab created this bodacious poster for us. Right away the movie won the Golden Calf award, so now Erik has to start adding laurel leaves and reprint. Let’s hope we can keep him busy.

Film poster


This week we successfully finished our crowdfunding campaign, we wrapped shooting in Holland, we also wrapped in Belgium and we’re ready for post-production. Thank’s a million to all our supporters, funders, likers and cider-enthusiasts! Cheers! Here’s the small Belgium crew at Beast Animation, and the larger Dutch crew at Pedri …

It’s a wrap!


Ladies and gentlemen, you’ve been a fantastic audience. This crowdfunding campaign really rocked, but now it’s coming to an end. Our last song is called ‘Only 4 hours left’. So if you still want to get one of our awesome rewards, invest in a thing of beauty or if you …

Our very last song


Hurray, we’ve reached our crowdfunding goal! We’re happy, thankful and totally motivated to make the best movie ever! Also our lead animator Sergio finished his last shot yesterday, which was yet another reason to pop a champagne bottle. I enjoyed a good mug of bubbly together with Sergio and the …