The last of the Weir Fisherman

Commissioned by Panasonic Europe to shoot the first film and video footage with their newest flagship camera, the LUMIX S1 system. For this assignment we created this short film on an old traditional fisherman. The short film is about the traditional weir fisherman in the North of the Netherlands that using an ancient technique to catch the anchovies in the Schelde river. I photographed this family years ago and decided to also create a short film portrait about their work and lives.

film by Daimon Xanthopoulos 
audio by Stefan Osadzinski 
poem by Paul Asselbergs ‘the verliefde ansjovis’ 
translation by Mark Poysden 
Special thanks to Cor van Dort, Corné van Dort, Henk Schilt, Rian van Dort