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ABOUT THE MOVIE
The film goes all the way back to where it started: Paramaribo (Surinam),where Patrick´s grandfather already played soccer on a high level and his father Kenneth was one of the big stars of the Surinam Soccer League and the National Team.
Besides the story of Patrick's own successful career, the movie will also zoom in on the current, fast developing careers of sons Justin (AS Roma) and 10-year old Shane in his second official year at the FC Barcelona youth.
ABOUT THE STORY
The documentary picks Patrick Kluivert up as he is leading the Curacao national team during their campaign to try and qualify for the World Cup 2018 for the first time in history. This failed attempt in front of our cameras (El Salvador, September 2015) leads Kluivert from transports in a rasta roof-topped players bus on match days, to the shiny and almost over-the-top catacombs of Paris Saint Germain, where Patrick signed next as director of football (summer 2016). This is where the camera 'meets' one of the main characters of the documentary: Shane Kluivert, then 8 years old and starting to play for one of the youth teams of the Parisian club. The unique footage of a talented boy fooling around with his father in the appartment complex in one of the upscale neighborhoods of the French capital. Patrick starting to pass on some of his footbal experience to his eager son, our camera invisibly present.
Then, in January 2017, the attention shifts to Amsterdam, where we get to know Justin Kluivert, making his debut in Ajax first team at only 17.
Bit by bit, we get to know the Kluivert Family, both on and of the field, while following them moving around Europe. After leaving PSG, Paris is swapped for Barcelona, and this time around it is Shane who signs a contract at the youth division of FC Barcelona. His first championship with the Barcelona youth coincides with his big brother Justin quite unexpectedly choosing an Italian adventure at AS Roma over an extension of his contract at Ajax.
A conversation between three Kluivert brothers in the kitchen of their family home in May 2018 was already more than a hint that Justin wasn't to stay in Amsterdam.
The cameras keep rolling, the stories developing. DNA can't be stopped.
Special Eyes Productions started in 1998, the year the two founders Pamela Sturhoofd and Jessica van Tijn decided to bundle their experience in journalism, their knowledge and love for traveling. Besides writing and radio work, Special Eyes concentrates on making short(er) and documentary films for companies, corporations and Dutch television channels.
ABOUT THE CREW
Sports has always been a bonding factor while working together. After actively playing sports together for many years, their fascination for so many different sports and sporters, and footbal in particular, has only grown.
During the over two decades of operating, Special Eyes has been able to create a group of incorporated people – from cameramen, sound engineers, editors, audio post-processors and other people who share the love for our profession.
Depending on the content of the film we are working on, we are constantly able to create the right team to get to the best results.