I had the honour to direct a music video to the wonderful song ‘Born To Perform’ by Anne Soldaat. I have been working on this film for a while, recording with a variety of wellknown Dutch musicians, a television host, comedian, actrice and even – by then – the Dutch vice-president and Minister Of Finance Wouter Bos. The music video was released this week.

Official video for Anne Soldaat’s ‘Born To Perform’.
Directed, filmed and edited by Matthijs van der Ven.
Grading: Mitchel Tan.
‘Born To Perform’ is taken from Anne Soldaat’s album ‘In Another Life’, released on Excelsior Recordings.
http://www.annesoldaat.com

Apart from Anne Soldaat, the video features Wouter Bos, Youp van ‘t Hek, Nico Dijkshoorn, Hadewych Minis, Evelien Bosch, Maurits Westerik, Matthijs van Duijvenbode, Reyer Zwart, Marcel van As, Janne Schra, Odilo Girod, Simon Akkermans (C-Mon & Kypski), Otto Wichers (Lucky Fonz III), Tim Knol and Erik de Jong (Spinvis).

Since the release, there has been a lot of attention in the Dutch press. Online and offline, regional and national. Here is an overview of the publications and broadcasts I have noticed so far.

Twitter
Elsevier (Dutch national magazine)
– AD (Second page of Dutch major national newspaper)
AD.nl Muziek (Website of Dutch major national newspaper)
AD.nl Showbizz(Website of Dutch major national newspaper)
Trouw (Dutch major national newspaper)
Het Parool (Amsterdam newspaper)
– Radio 3FM ‘De Koen en Sander Show’ (Mention on Dutch national radio)
– Radio 2 (Dutch national radio – interview with Anne Soldaat)
SBS Shownieuws (Dutch national TV show, both shown on TV as article on website)
RTL Editie NL (Dutch national TV show)
VPRO 3VOOR12 (Dutch biggest online music magazine)
Joop.nl (Dutch website)
KINK FM (Website of Dutch radio station)
Q Music (Website of Dutch radio station)
IndiePlaylist.net – (International music website)