Reading the Apple Tree book it might not become entirely clear what the over all theme of the story is. It’s layered, open to interpretation, poetical diction, word-art, blah and all that. I wrote it much like the way I write song lyrics. However, writing the screenplay I soon discovered …

Putting heart into it

Rare, unpublished book illustration from Under The Apple Tree

Rare, unpublished book illustration from Under The Apple Tree. The Klik! Amsterdam animation film festival needs your support. Join their crowd funding campaign and get an original illustration from the Under The Apple Tree book!!!

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Wooohooo! The Appletree project has received funding from Productiefonds Oost Nederland. This is the true kick off of the project. I am so happy! A huge thanks goes out to the committee!

Funding!

Dear crowd, The book is out! Have a look at the preview and click the order button, not just to help financing the movie but to get your copy of this fantastic, illustrated story! Oh, and may we suggest a lovely present for you to put under the apple…. ehr… …

The book is out!

The miniature sets will be extended using so called matte paintings. In the good old days this was done by placing a pane of glass between the camera and the partly built set, for instance the ground floor of a sky scraper. An artist would then come in and paint …

Matte paintings

Erik explains

Last saturday I had the pleasure to present my work at DTO, Arnhem Holland, and promote Under The Apple Tree. I got lots of positive reactions from the audience, and great offers that will help me getting this show on the road. A big thanks to all who attended, and …

Apple Tree live!

To give this horrifying tale the quality of a bedtime story I decided to write it as a poem. A great read for you and your little ones, sweet dreams guaranteed. But I will most likely use it for voice-over and dialogue as well. I’m still in the process of …

Poem

Web developer Nieta – who happens to be my partner in crime as well as the love of my life – and myself, expanded our apple tree team with two talented partners in crime. Arne, a social media editor and another Erik, head of a graphic design company. Both of …

Joinnn usss..!

In front of me lies a fifteen page screenplay. It needs one more writing pass, just to polish it, and then I will start work on the storyboards. The film has an opening sequence which I plan to animate soon. It’s a shot of a rotting apple. I have always …

Screenplay and opening sequence

Please meet one or two of the main characters: Abernethy. The character design process is not finished yet. I’ll do that later tho, first I want to do decent storyboard.

Abernethy