As always, the OFFF festival‘s main titles is stunning. From form created this title sequence in collaboration with Part of something and soundesigner Hecq.

” In this film, we’ll have a peek into Mr. Emilton’s cabinet of curiosities. A mysterious room filled with exotic objects and animals he collected during his journeys. All of the speaker’s names are incorporated in these rarities of Mr. Emiltion’s room.

Throughout the film, we hear Mr. Emilton telling his life story. About how he used to draw as a child and got inspired by all the books he read. About the countries and exotic animals he discovered during his journeys. Until the moment he realizes he neglected one the most important things…” Source From Form

” We wanted to draw a resemblance between the 19th century explorers and today’s creatives. In the way that explorers were literally discovering the world, creatives rediscover the world by looking at things differently and using their imagination” according to Wouter Keijzer, who was responsible for the script of the film.


” From Form and Part of Something got a 7 week production period for making the OFFF Main Titles.

Unlike most film productions, the visuals were drawn out before writing the actual script…

After finishing the script, Versteeg started drawing out every single title they were planning to use. A storyboard was formed and now they could start building the set and the actual titles.

There was no budget, so they decided to built the actual set in their own studio. Their wood and metal workshop was transformed into a 19th century room, including a stained glass window and cabinets filled with unique curiosities. Walls were painted dark, a wooden floor was laid and all of the interior was borrowed from friends and family.

Almost every title was hand crafted. Sewing, soldering, printing and laser cutting are several techniques they used to create the 46 titles for the film. Drawings of the insects and the dodo were all drawn by hand by Jan-Maarten Nachtegeller, a close friend of Govers and Versteeg.

Ben Lukas Boysen, aka HECQ, was responsible for the music and sound design of the film. Boysen strolled flea markets to find unique and old instruments he could use for the final music.” Source From Form



Concept, direction and screenplay
Ashley Govers, Jurjen Versteeg and Wouter Keijzer
Wouter Keijzer
Color correction and visual effects
Jurjen Versteeg
Set design
Ashley Govers
Music and sound design
Ben Lukas Boysen
Cello Performed by
Cordula Grolle
Recorded by
Jochen Mader At Audionerve
Jan-Maarten Nachtegeller
Nick Smith
Caspari de Geus
Making of Music
Bibio-Lovers’ carvings