MatterhornBack to Feature films
- DirectorDiederik Ebbinge
- ProducerColumn Film
Gijs van de Westelaken
- Visual effects supervisorDennis Kleyn
- CompositingAlbert van Vuure
Frank van der Peet
- Design and typographyDonald Roos, Bureau.Donald®
- Vfx producerViolette Kleyn
- ReleaseFebruary 2013
- Running time88 minutes
- FormatArri Alexa, 2:35
- DOPDennis Wielaert
- EditorMichiel Reichwein
- GradingMartin Klein
The tragicomedy ‘Matterhorn’ tells of the unlikely friendship between a lonely man called Fred and a stranger called Theo. Since the death of his wife, Fred has been living alone in a humdrum village. His friendship with Theo allows Fred to break free from the grind of his bleak surroundings and he finds the courage to come to terms with his past and himself.
‘Matterhorn’ premiered during the International Film Festival in Rotterdam and won the UPC Audience Award.
Planet X was responsible for all the visual effects in the film, the pinnacle being the magnification of the Matterhorn mountain through matte paintings.
The main title, which appears as looming mountainscape, is a reference to a later sequence in the film. The choice of the Helvetica font (with its Swiss origins) is therefore significant.
The Swiss mountain Matterhorn was digitally enlarged for greater impact
Move your mouse cursor over the still and click the arrow to see a before-after.
The main title of 'Matterhorn'
A 'Helvetica mountain range' in an otherwise strikingly flat landscape. Please visit the Matterhorn page under Title Design for more info on the titles.