Making a movie is a long run which takes a lot of perseverance, confidence and unconditional support of believers in order to make it to the silver screen. Here you can read all about the steps, the effort and the mile stones.
May 2013 – post-production
We are approaching the final stages of post-production and the movie is starting to look really wonderful.
We are happy to announce the release date in the Netherlands which will be on July 4.
Tula The Revolt will also be released in cinemas on Curacao and Aruba on July 11. Any other updates regarding release plans or screenings at international film festivals will soon follow.
December 2012 – Post-Production
Now that the shootings have been completed it is time to edit the movie. This will be done in Europe and will take up to 5 months. The premiere of Tula the Revolt is planned in April 2013.
November 25th 2012 – It’s a wrap!
The shoot of the last scene is completed while the sun goes down. An emotional moment after 33 days of hard and intensive work. The producers, cast and crew are satisfied.
October 15th 2012 – Start Shoots
The first day of shooting is always exciting, as it is the start of a very intensive working period. The locations on which the producers decided to shoot the movie are most of the time historical ones on which Tula ever really set foot. In total 150 people of five different nationalities (UK, USA, Curacao, the Netherlands, Bulgaria) will work day and night 33 days on this production.
October 2012 – Danny Glover signs
It didn’t take him very long to decide he wanted to join this film project. That’s what Danny Glover stated after he signed with ‘Tula the Revolt’. During a press conference on October the 11th the whole cast was presented to the international media.
October 2012 – Tula found
Finding the perfect ‘Tula’ has not been easy, but when the producers saw the audition video of the British Obi Abili they knew immediately that their search had ended. Abili closes the line of the British cast with names like: Natalie Simpson, Paul Bazely, Deobia Oparei, Aden Gillett and Dona Croll.
September 2012 – Jeroen Willems signs
After Jeroen Krabbé signed with ‘Tula the Revolt’ it didn’t take long until other big Dutch names followed. Jeroen Willems was the last big Dutch name to sign after Derek de Lint, Henriëtte Tol, Mattijn Hartemink and Christiaan van der Wal.
Augustus 2012 – Curacao cast complete
At the headquarters of the ‘Tula the Revolt’ on the Bitterstraat it is getting busier as the castings are in full speed. Of the Curacao actors, Giovani Abath and Hazel Sparen are the first to sign. Not very much later also Curacao actors Albert Schoobaar, Egidio Antonisia and photo model Stephany Fransisca sign for a part in the movie. All the extra roles will be played by Curacao people.
Juli 2012 – Jeroen Krabbé signs
The famous Dutch actor Jeroen Krabbé is the first cast member to sign for Tula the Revolt. With this act he opens the door and more big names will follow. Krabbé will be playing the role of Governor Van der Veer.
December 2011 – Approaching private investors
With a finished prospectus and distribution deal in the Benelux it’s time to step it up and to approach private investors and funds in order to get the budget ready.
November 2010 – Negotiating with US agents
As the producers decided to produce the movie in English for a worldwide distribution, attracting international actors became a possibility. Of course the producers had a wish list with actors whom they would love to have in their movie. Asking for what you want is half of the work.
November 2010 – Distribution contract Benelux
With the closing of this deal the producers can be sure that ‘Tula the Revolt’ will be shown in the cinemas in the Benelux. This also opens the doors to signing actors from this region.
November 2010 – Financial prospectus ready
In order to be able to acquire the necessary funds ’Tula the Revolt’ issued shares along with a detailed financial prospectus.
October 2010 – Script finished
The American script writer Curtis Holt Hawkins finalized the screenplay. This would be the key to the next round.
February 2010 – Legal and Financial on board
In order to make sure that all the bureaucratic, legal and financial issues are well taken care of, the best financial and legal minds on Curacao decided to join the project as well and have been dedicating since that moment all of their free time to this project.
January 2010- Confirmation of project endorsers
No movie can be made without the support of experts on the subject, certainly not where it concerns historical facts. In January 2010 Curacao historical and cultural experts Pachego Domacasse and Charles do Rego decided to join the producers on board of this exciting movie project.
December 2009 – Finishing the ‘Outline’
Jeroen Leinders finished the outline of the movie in which he determined the story scene by scene. This overview has been very important in order to write a script.