Bloed, Zweet & Tranen

In 2014 I’ve worked on Bloed, Zweet & Tranen. A biopic about the late Dutch folksinger André Hazes. The story covers three significant periods from his turbulent life. Going from the 60s as a little boy to the 80s at the peak of his succes until the day of his death in 2004. For a three month period I recreated several props ranging from recreating old, out of use logos, newspaper articles, posters, signage to recreating album covers.

Album Covers

Bloed, Zweet & Tranen

Bloed, Zweet & TranenMost of the things I had to do were pretty straight forward since it was based on existing material. For example the André Hazes album covers where I had to replace the singer with the actor for consistency. Occasionally this turned out to be somewhat of a challenge because everything had to stay recognisable even if it was just for the fans. Most of the times I had to get my references from the almighty internet, which didn’t always had the desirable high quality images with astounding accurate colors suitable for duplication.

Andre Hazes - Voor Jou
Andre Hazes - Samen
Andre Hazes - Met Liefde
Andre Hazes - Live in Concert
Andre Hazes - Met Heel Mijn Hart
Andre Hazes - Hazes Nu

I had to do the same for a Muddy Waters album. Here you see the design flattened out showing it’s frontside on the right. And you know you did a good job when the filmcrew misstook it for a genuine Muddy Waters album cover. But admittedly some good photos (made by the D.O.P.) also helps a lot.

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Newspaper Articles

During a montage we see André Hazes’ proud mother collecting several newspaper articles and glueing them in a big scrapbook. For this I had to write fake articles and fitted them in real ’60s newspapers between the real articles so she could cut them out.

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BZT-krant-2

Logos

Sometimes things can’t get anymore straight forward than duplicating out of use 1980s logos.

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Skills: Movie Props
Client: Bloed, Zweet & Tranen