This idea arose from questioning what makes people tick creatively and how individuals find their inner passion and drive. I wanted to document and get close to these protagonists who each uniquely have found their passion, but in practicing it, they sacrifice part of themselves. This intensity is what I wanted to manifest and capture on film. 
This resonates with all of the characters as they are committed so fiercely to their art, at the expense of nothing. 
The portraits of the protagonists capture their very essence and the incredible passion they put into their profession. 

Starring Dana Salenko, Johannes Floors, Nikolai Kinski, Lea Malenka Prinz
Music composed by Wouter Rentema 

Inspired by the Charles Bukowski poem “So you want to be a writer“ narrated by Nikolai Kinski.