Good reviews for Chayka!

May 28, 2020 May 28, 2020

The press seems to enjoy Chayka’s adventures..! (all links to articles in Dutch)

De NRC ***

OPIUM – Radio 4

De Cultuurpers

In de Bisocoop ****

Cinemagazine ***

De Filmkrant


De Volkskrant (2018)

De Volkskrant (2020) ***


De protagonisten

Bioscoopagenda ****


“Chay wants to fly” becomes “De vliegende hond”

August 21, 2019 August 21, 2019

We will change the name of the facebook page into “De Vliegende Hond”, since it’s more about the movie itself then about the movie’s instagram page.


The Flying Dog in the Media

August 11, 2018 August 11, 2018

The Flying Dog is finished and generates quite some media attention already! After an article in the newspaper Chayka and me were live guests at the table in (item starts around 35.50)

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Training has started!

January 13, 2017 January 13, 2017

Funding is secured, training has commenced 🙂

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Otto Lilienthal and The Flying Dog

March 20, 2016 March 20, 2016

The movie will open with a short history of the art of flight. Otto Lilienthal, the first man to fly, must be part of that ofcourse. Especially for this I made the first moving images of Otto lilienthal, and the internet loved it: German media jumped on it like Der Spiegel and this newspaper: ..and that’s only a […]

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August 28, 2015 July 1, 2016

Today, after a 4 year struggle, the news finally came: The Dutch Film Fund will support our movie! A lot still has to happen before we can actually start shooting, but this is the biggest step forward since the idea’s conception. Thanks to the persistance of my producer..!

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Testing a Steadicam

August 3, 2015 August 3, 2015

Its not easy to film a dog running through the fields. That is why ‘steadicams’ were invented. A steadicam allows the cameraman to run, while his camera stays stable. But these are very big and heavy and expensive instruments… To film Chayka properly I need something small and light, but still able to perform like […]

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Introducing Chayka

February 25, 2015 February 25, 2015

I proudly present to you; Chayka, the aspiring Flying Dog! Wat he thinks of all this, I will let him say in his own words..: (click the CC button for english subtitles)

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A new dog has been found!

February 12, 2015 February 12, 2015

His name is Chayka. That’s Russian for ‘seagull’. He came from the streets of Bosnia and was brought to the Netherlands by a shelter-organisation. He’s been with me for a few months now, and he’s super sweet, loyal and learns very fast. And he’s handsome! I believe he will play a fabulous part in the […]

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The Flying Dog in Hollywood!

January 7, 2014 January 7, 2014

Happy New Year! Last year, I’ve worked to attach a professional movie-dog-trainer to the Flying Dog. I found Omar von Muller, who is undoubtedly the very best in the business. And I went to Hollywood to meet him! And I went to Germany to meet Rudy Blazer, who is writing a song for the Flying Dog..! Also some […]

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