Ministry of Foreign Affairs
We are who we become

We wrote, produced and directed this commercial, six short portraits, a photo book and a website for Sports for Development (SFD), a cooperation between Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Right to Play, International Sport Alliance and KNVB World Coaches.

For three weeks we dove into some gritty areas in South Africa to capture real moments in a cinematic way. The youngster we worked with, allowed us to get very up-close and personal, telling us their impressive story about drug abuse, gangsterism, oppression and domestic violence. By joining sports
programs they were able to change their lives drastically.

In some areas we had four body guards who sometimes didn’t dare getting out of the car, as we were filming actual gangsters. The scene where these gun dealing gangster are chased by the police is kind of bizar. These police officers and gangster are real. Working together for some hours for the experience of a film shoot. Can you imagine? Crazy!

  • ADCN Nomination, Best Director
  • Winner YDA award at Cannes
Agency: Widen & Kennedy
Director & Producer: Nanno Jiskoot
DOP: Nanko Goeting
Focus Puller: Lena de Boer
Producer: Nanno Jiskoot
Editor: Annelien van Wijnbergen
Sound & Music: Monster Music
Grading: Laurens Orij