The Directors

The story of the band The Directors, consisting of Film Academy alumni, in a film about aging, friendship and transience.
In 1984 Ate de Jong, Dick Maas and George Schouten founded The Directors, a band of feature film directors. Later on, several directors joined as well as actors, actresses and singers. The documentary follows the band members at home, on film sets, during rehearsals and performances. It is a story about friendship, opposing personalities, aging, ambitions and illusions. Anecdotes and archive footage provide a sometimes hilarious look back at the lives of the film friends.

Screenplay and direction: George Schouten
Camera: Bernd Wouthuysen
Sound: Martijn van Haalen
Editing: Vera Jong
Producer: René Mendel