Gene Zijde (for adults)

'Gene Zijde' is a historical fiction grounded in Amsterdam's spiritism craze, late 19th century. It balances on the edge of reality, with an unsettling merge of archive photography and an ink-inspired animation style.

concept art




English title: On the Other Side
Original title: Gene Zijde
Running time: 100 minutes
Release date: TBC
Country: the Netherlands
Technique: mixed media, computer animation
Target audience: adults
Genre: historical fiction
Dialogue: English
Category: debut feature film
Status: in concept


Director: Dario van Vree
Producer: Tünde Vollenbroek
Visual development: Iris van Hassel, Damiët Anijs, Lesley Blom, Rozemarijn Kon


Dario van Vree directs animation with an eye for the weird, the incentive and the power of character performance. Previously he directed the short film 'Tabook'.