Fraternal Struggle


Concept Street asked me to shoot a documentary about windsurf heroes Dorian van Rijsselberghe en Kiran Badloe who representing the absolute top in RSX Windsurfing.  However… only one of them can qualify for the Olympic Games in Tokyo.

Dorian won two gold medals: In 2012 in London and in 2016 in Rio de Janeiro. Since then he has been married, moved to Los Angeles where he has two daughters. Kiran is the upcoming windsurf talent who was invited to train with Dorian and his coach Aaron McIntosh. The three friends now jointly travel the world, training and living together. Amongst each other they decided that who will perform best during three World Cup tournaments will obtain the Olympic ticket. Who will qualify… the master or his pupil?

For the length of a year we followed Dorian and Kiran during tournaments and in their private lives. This resulted in the documentary Broederstrijd (Fraternal Struggle), which can be seen in the series Helden van de Spelen (Heroes of the Games) on Videoland:

Client – Videoland
Agency – Concept Street en Helden Media
Work – Director, Camera

Director – Maarten Kal
Executive Producers – Roy Aalderink, Barbara Barend
Supervising Editor – Christien van den Aar
Editors – Jasper Boks, Marlies van Cleeff
Supervising Producer – Tiba Prins
Producer – Jurgen Hoogenberk

Camera – Maarten Kal, Menke Visser, Teunis van der Poel e.a.
Edit – Jeroen Westermann
Audio mix – United4All
Color Grade – Jan Maarten de Wit