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April 13, 2013 | posted in Filmmakers
Michiel ten Horn was inspired by his family to make his feature directorial debut, “The Deflowering of Eva Van End.” He and co-writer Anne Barnhoorn wanted to work together again after they had collaborated with on another project—a Dutch television film called “Alex in Amsterdam.
“We share the same humor and like the same stuff,” he explains. “Anne can make my ideas a bit darker. I love that.”
For ten Horn, it was important to start at the beginning of the process in making this film, which was coming up with the story idea.
“For me as a filmmaker, I always want to start at the beginning. I can't really imagine someone handing me a script and saying, go for it. I want to make up the stories from the top.”
The story of “The Deflowering of Eva Van End” developed from the writing duo’s observations about how bizarre familial relationships can be sometimes. He sees a little bit of himself as a kid in the character of Manual and a little bit of Anne Barnhoorn in Eva.
“We started brainstorming and we kept coming back to our own families and families in general—how bizarre relationships in a family can be and how much you can both love and hate the same person. We just had a lot of funny and embarrassing anecdotes of ourselves as kids.”
One challenge for ten Horn in the filmmaking process was maintaining his original intentions with the story despite the intensity of the process.
“You always have to keep listing to yourself,” says ten Horn. “What do I really want to say? What did I really want to say when I came up with the story?”
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