For the documentary Blown Out I was asked to be director and cinematographer for one of the four story lines. During New Year’s Eve, I followed the Amsterdam fire brigade in their struggle to deal with small fires and explosions, caused by illegal fireworks.

New Year’s Eve in the Netherlands is a unique tradition with people setting off their own fireworks. This phenomenon has been a matter of intense discussion for several years now. Due to the Corona pandemic there has been a total ban on consumer fireworks. This will be the ultimate test: can we live without it?

The documentary was broadcasted by NTR on 4 January 2021.

Platform: National TV
Agency : Ministry of Frames
Work: Director and cinematographer

Director – Bas Goossens
Item Director – Maarten Kal, Mark de Nijs
Editor in Chief – Reinder Elzinga
Editor in Chief NTR – Patricia Greven
Executive Producer – Bas Schinkel
Producers – Lieve Claessens, Barend van Balen
Research – Anna Meijer van Putten
Camera – Thomas van der Gronde, Thomas Leur, Maarten Kal, Mickey Vissers
Sound – Dennis Alink, Stephan Kos, Lieve Claessens, Marzouk Magouz
Edit – Sander Lith, Gerard Braam, Robin Delpeut, Niels Veenendaal
Audio Post – Stefan de Groen
Color Grading – Bas Goossens