The Noorderplantsoen

The Noorderplantsoen park offers citizens ease and joy and is a home to

many animals. Animals that adapted to our cities allow a peek in their

lifes. This film shows the survival of the moorhen, the coot and other

inhabitants with quite unexpected turns.

Director: Hilco Jansma

Born in 1979 Hilco Jansma started out as a biologist before deciding to switch careers in 2014. With a GH3 Panasonic camera, a drone borrowed from a friend and with his own money he started out on a one year full time project filming the Noorderplantsoen Park in the Dutch city of Groningen. After another three months of editing he finished his nature documentary on the lives of the moorhens and coots in the park. He wanted to show that nature is right on everyone’s doorstep. The film was nominated for the Best Professional Film award at the Rotterdam Wildlife Film Festival.

32 Min.
SUB: English
Director: Hilco Jansma
Script: Hilco Jansma
Cinematography: Hilco Jansma
Editing: Hilco Jansma
Music: Audio Network
Narrator: René Scharenborg
Editor: Hilco Jansma
Producer: Hilco Jansma
Awards: Special Mention 2016
Nominations: Best Newcomer 2016