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Dutch rapper Willem’s single ‘Houten Pak’ was accompanied with the release of a stirring music video, marking the beginning of a new chapter of his career. It was the first drop from his debut solo-album, after years away from the spotlight.
The rapper and Paul have worked together in the past – Willem was then part of rap-duo the Opposites and together they created the Edison Award winning ‘Sukkel voor de Liefde’. As the artist goes solo, he teamed up with Paul to visualise the stories at the core of the album and the challenges that followed his career after the Opposites.
“The album spoke to me from the very beginning. It’s mature, moving and profoundly musical – a big contrast to a lot of NL hip hop. To collaborate with Willem on such a vulnerable and personal project was really wonderful. I wanted to share his story in an impressionistic manner, and create a visual that would truly reflect the sincerity of the album. Our aim was to make this a small and intimate story that at the same time felt grand and universal.” – Paul Geusebroek
Awarded the jury prize (with unanimous vote) at the Netherlands Film Festival Fullscreen.