Entertainment Experience

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Tricked
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Directed by Paul Verhoeven
Produced by René Mioch
Justus Verkerk
Written by Kim van Kooten
Paul Verhoeven
Robert Alberdingk Thijm
Starring
Edited by
Distributed by
Running time
50 minutes
Country Netherlands
Language Dutch

Entertainment Experience was a film-project and competition in which two films were created:

  • One "user-generated film" made by "The crowd" (contesting teams of newbie/amateur film-makers) .
  • and one professional film made by Dutch director Paul Verhoeven (in the Netherlands version).

The process of making the film was shown in TV, on the Dutch TV channel Veronica.

The film script consisted of eight parts. Part one was written by Kim van Kooten. "The crowd" (participators of the competition) wrote the scripts for the seven following parts. Each of the participating film crews made a single short film, corresponding to their part of the film, while Verhoeven filmed all the scripts for his version.

The project was launched on September 21, 2011 and finished at the end of 2012.

Paul Verhoeven announced the name of the movie on 7 May 2012 on the television show De Wereld Draait Door. The international title of the movie is Tricked. (The Dutch title is Steekspel). It was suggested by the participant Trudi van der Stelt AKA 'Trudiola'.

On 24 September 2012, the movie premiered in the Tuschinski Theater in Amsterdam. Both the version by Verhoeven and the version that the contesting teams made together were shown.

On 28 March 2013, Tricked had its public release in EYE.

In March 2013, Lotgenoten (Counterparts), the version of the winning team "IO Filmproducties" (of Stephan Brenninkmeijer), was picked up by Benelux Film Distributors for nationwide release on dvd and video on demand.

Adaptation[edit]

In 2014 the China edition of the project was launched (the local name is: 全民电影EEC). In China director John Woo and actress Zhang Ziyi were attached.

Cast (Verhoeven's version)[edit]

Actor Character
Peter Blok Remco Albrecht
Ricky Koole Ineke Albrecht
Carolien Spoor Lieke Albrecht
Robert de Hoog Tobias Albrecht
Sallie Harmsen Nadja van Romsbeek
Gaite Jansen Merel
Jochum ten Haaf Wim
Pieter Tiddens Fred
Anita Ludolphie Maaike
Celia van den Boogert Verkoopster Nelly
Ronald van Elderen Gijs

Progress of the project[edit]

The public film was composed out of 8 separate parts. The course of the story was determined by the audience. From the beginning of the project several production teams were formed. They filmed their version of the script. The community exclusively received parts of the final script, put together by scriptwriter Robert Alberdingk Thijm and Paul Verhoeven, in order to film them.

The crews who won a segment:

Part Team Directed by Cast
Part 1 Nightwork Films Henriëtte Drost Peter in 't Hout (Remco), Jolijn van Dulken (Ineke), Tirza Gehring (Lieke), Mick van der Waag (Tobias), Rianne Dekker (Nadja), Tamara van Sprundel (Merel), Arjen van der Lely (Wim), William Vast (Fred)
Part 2
Part 3
Part 5
Part 8
IO Filmproducties Stephan Brenninkmeijer Alfred Heppener (Remco), Heleen van Doremalen (Ineke), Fransie Groenendijk (Lieke), Martijn van Hese (Tobias), Charmène Sloof (Nadja), Marleen Maathuis (Merel), Cas van der Sande (Wim), Mischa van der Klei (Fred), Nienke Brinkhuis (Maaike)
Part 4 Vicie Films Maarten van Vliet Rik Luijmes (Remco), Sofie Cornelissen (Lieke), Luuk Weerts (Tobias), Karlijn Lansink (Merel), Milou Adjanga (Nadja), Edwin van Weert (Wim), Peter Smith (Fred)
Part 6 Marantzfilms Joris van Blerck en Max Huisman Eric van der Velden (Remco), Yvonne van Uden (Ineke), Nina van Blerck (Lieke), Igmar Sauer (Tobias), Charlotte Quanjel (Nadja), Evelien Bijnen (Merel), Koen Andringa (Wim), Gert van de Meent (Fred)
Part 7 Van Goch Producties Carel van Goch Helma van Goch (Ineke), Hannah van Goch (Lieke), Wouter van Goch (Tobias), Lea Willenborg (Nadja), Carel van Goch (Wim), Jos van der Heijden (Fred)


Composers who wrote a winning score:

  • Part 1: Roy van der Hoeven
  • Part 2: Guy Renardeau
  • Part 3: TTM Productions
  • Part 4: Augmented Four
  • Part 5: Luuk Degen
  • Part 6: Meriam Stokman
  • Part 7: Luuk Degen
  • Part 8: Ruud Hermans

The script[edit]

Seven of the eight scripts are based on various separate scripts, contributed by the audience. Based on these contributions, Paul Verhoeven and Robert Alberdingk Thijm composed a script each time, which formed the basis for the next script. In total 85 participants contributed to the final scripts. Several recurring contributors are mentioned below.

Scriptwriter Community Name Scriptwriter Community Name
Renee van Amerongen Renee Robbie Veenman Robbyrrrrr
Lidy Koene Lady Esther E. Schmidt Gelijkestrijd
Bart van Wezel Bamahe Annemiek Dirkzwager Moek
Marco de Gardeijn Marcusjosephus Bob le Nobel Bobsjoke
Kenneth Dingens Kenneth Marion Brouwer Marsel
Richard Hendrikse Rotery815 Silvia Nobis Silvie
Carla van Vliet Scriptster Fleur Jansen Fleur
Mireille Oostrom Keshet Stephanie Mac Stephaniem
Constance van den Brink C.Stans José van Winden Jopie70
Anne Karina Westerik Anneka Jozef Onno Johan Casper van Helsdingen Onno van Helsdingen
Joost van Praag JVPS Frank Westerink Frnkwstrnk
Faritia Martina Paula Jochum ten Haaf Murphy
Jonathan Maxwell Reeves Ghostwriter

The teams could write their own ending. The winning screenplay was written by Stephan Brenninkmeijer and Fleur Jansen.

Soundtrack[edit]

On May 24, 2012, the winner of the soundtrack competition was chosen. Dutch band Reveller was the winner with a song called "Hold the Horses". Reveller consist of:

Name Function
Sven Sterk Singer/songwriter
Ramon de Wilde Singer/songwriter
Dennis Biesmans Bass
Evert Aalten Keyboard
Rob Klerkx Drum

Nominations and wins[edit]

  • March 2012, Entertainment Experience was nominated for a Spin Award in the category Cross Media.
  • In 2012 Entertainment Experience won the One Show Entertainment Merit Award in the Innovation in Branded Content category
  • Tricked (Steekspel) was selected for the 7th Rome Film Festival in the category: Medium-length films
  • In April 2013 Entertainment Experience won an International Digital Emmy Award in the Digital Program Non Fiction category

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