Still from the film Door Het Vuur. A firefighter is sitting in a firetruck. His a close-up and he is looking out the window.

5″23 – Dutch

Door het vuur is the third short documentary assignment I had in my second year at the Netherlands Film Academy. This assignment was shot on 16mm film. The crew had fifty minutes worth of celluloid film and three days to shoot. There were no subject restrictions, but the maximum length was 10 minutes. The director, Niels Beth, was inspired by the flipside of being a firefighter.

The film focuses on one firefighter and a traumatic experience while on duty. Even though it still affects his life, he keeps getting into that truck. We follow him on route to another assignment while he tells us his story.




Director: Niels Beth
Creative Producer: Tessel Jonkers
Executive Producer: Yanick Pilgram
Cinematography: Erwin Smit
Editing: Eva Plompen
Sound Recording & Sound Design: Lode Woltersom

Unfortunately, I do not own the rights to this film. Therefore I cannot publish it here. If you wish to see it, you can contact me and I will see if I can arrange it.