Ter Haak Group setting for romantic comedyAmsterdam, 11 October 2010 – In early October the facilities of the Ter Haak Group on the America Harbour (Amerikahaven) in Amsterdam became the setting for a new film by producer Rob Houwer called Stilettos. Various scenes were filmed at the USA terminal and in the head office of the Ter Haak Group over several days of shooting. Stilettos will be the first digital production by Rob Houwer, renowned for famous Dutch films such as Soldaat van Oranje (Soldier of Orange) and Turks Fruit (Turkish Delight). The film is being directed by Hans Scheepmaker, who has made popular Dutch television series such as Westenwind and Voetbalvrouwen. Stilettos is expected to be released in cinemas across the Netherlands in March 2011.
The romantic comedy follows the adventures of a port company director who has everything but is willing to give it all up for an ‘ordinary’ girl who works in his cafeteria. In order to win her love, the director starts leading a double life which results in countless complicated and funny situations. The film even refers to the Ter Haak Group by calling the port company ‘Hook’ (the English translation of the word Haak). The main characters will be played by Dutch stars Bas Muijs and Fajah Lourens. Other actors include Elle van Rijn, Marc van Uchelen, Mimoud Ouled Radi, Edwin Jonker, Tim Murck, Casper van Bohemen and Ernst Daniel Smid, as well as several Ter Haak employees who will be acting as extras.
The cooperation between the Ter Haak Group and the film crew went smoothly. As port facilities can be dangerous due to the constant activities and the use of heavy equipment, a wide range of safety measures were in place to ensure the safety of the film crew and the Ter Haak Group personnel. As a result of all these measures, which included the use of container walls to screen off the film sets, no problems were encountered during filming. The Board and employees of the Ter Haak Group are looking forward to seeing the final outcome when Stilettos is premiered next spring.
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