2018 in Super 8

Movies on Super 8.  


Scroll down for both projects!  

It is a combination of my love for nostalgia and absolute obsession with how images are put on light sensitive paper (film), which resulted in these two short films. The first, 2018 in Super 8, was an experiment. The second, When Summer Comes, in Super 8, is a repeat of the same idea, but in Summer 2020.  



2018 in Super 8.  


A film by Eza Doortmont 
August 2019 
Duration: 3:55

2018 in Super 8. 
It was January 2016 when I saw a video by filmmaker/YouTuber Adrian Bliss. He filmed 2015 in super 8. Despite hating to steal other people's ideas, there's been nothing I've wanted to make quite like this. Dad told me about Grandpa's super 8 camera. He shot 'movies' in the 80s. I officially asked Grandma for permission to use him, and that was that.

It took a whole year before I actually had the CANON 310xl super 8 camera in my possession. And two more years before I started filming. Wherever I went, I took my camera with me. I filmed everything that fits the idea of happy memories. Sometimes less than a second, sometimes 3 times a week, sometimes nothing for months. This super short film is a combination of almost all my favorite people in the world and the adventures we had in the 15 months that I used the camera. They are mainly memories that I want to keep. This is my first real Super 8 movie. 2018 and a little, in Super 8.


Not only did I want to make something so badly, I have never been so happy with the result. It's pure luck. Memories of being happy. enjoy. xx

Music: Tom Rosenthal - Go Solo. (licensed through audio network)

I know the song is about missing someone you love and going above and beyond to be with them. To me it's a representation of Going Solo to England/through life and finding all these wonderful people along the way.


I filmed in Manchester, Burscough, North Wales, The Peak District/Mam Tor, Porec/Croatia/TOUR, the Isles of Scilly, Utrecht, Van Lieflandlaan, Amsterdam, Liverpool, Chorlton Waterpark, The Koffeepot, University of Manchester, The Old Granada Center for Visual Anthropology,  the Northern Quarter, Levenshulme, Lancaster, Ody Toernooi, Groningen, Tampe-Kukuo, Mole national park, Cape Coast, the air, Canal Street, Peak District, London, Kinder Scout, Fletcher Moss park, Withington, Istanbul, Hebdenbridge, Utrecht, Museum Voorlinden, Den Bosch, Schiermonnikoog, Utrecht and Nijmegen. 
With special thanks to (in order of appearance) Ellie Cunningham, Alice Simonetto, Anna Carey, Aafke Doortmont, Anna Murphy, Jeannie Pritchard, UMWFC, Hope Strickland, Danae Alphas, Ally Lomas, Evan Derosiers, Leah Winstanley, Emma Clarke (Barns) , Abi Hirst, Rachel Akhondi, Sophie Belchambers, Jess Buck, Lucy Barra, Emily Bullet, Julia Morten, Myself, Selien Koster, Jett Ruigrok, Elselotte Smink, Megan Clarkson, Layla Whyatt, Liv Barnacles, Natalie Ward, Sharon Nijmeijer, Dirk Peters , Talula Carpenter, Dillon Steele, Jenny Quinn, Elaheh Habibi, Anna Georgia Mackay, Chloe Senior(Chole), Silke Hulman, Anouk de Ronde, Roos van Schaik, Marloes Vrolijks, Nikki van de Klundert, Suzanne Lith, Aafke Doortmont, Carla van der Burg, Michel Doortmont, Konnie, Maria Jose Villa Garcia, Roberto Dooner, Maria Casas Cassillo, Toet, Julia Fontaine, Saada Elabed.

When the summer comes, in Super 8.  


A film by Eza Doortmont 
summer 2020  
Duration: 3:40

When Summer Comes - in Super 8 

Remember when I made a super 8 video in 2018? Well there is a new one!! It remains my combination of love for nostalgia and capturing, combined with my obsession with images appearing on light-sensitive paper (film) that resulted in this video.

When summer comes - in Super 8 

Do you remember that in 2018 I made a super 8 video? There's a new video!!
It is still the combination of my pure love for nostalgia and capturing, combined with images appearing on light sensitive paper that made this film exist. 

In 2018 I took my granddads Super 8 (canon 310xl) video camera to every nice moment that year. I had the same plan for this year. But I filmed the summer. The summer of 2020 will always, I think, be different, because of this funny year. But that's also a good reason to have it captured.