|Anne Lordon, Anouk Sluizer|
|Stadionweg 212 | 1077 TE Amsterdam|
Sluizer Films was founded by producer, director and screenwriter George Sluizer (1932-2014) and Anne Lordon. From the 1960s until the early 1980s, he directed many documentaries. With Spoorloos (The Vanishing, 1988) he received worldwide recognition. The film won many awards and was the Dutch entry for the Academy Awards in 1989. In 1992, Sluizer directed the remake of The Vanishing for 20th Century Fox starring Jeff Bridges, Kiefer Sutherland and Sandra Bullock. George Sluizer died in 2014 at the age of 82. The production company is continued by Anne Lordon and Anouk Sluizer.
Status: in development. Sort: long feature. Genre: philosophical thriller. Scenario: Nick Fisher and George Sluizer.
Professor in physics and best-selling author Richard Hargreaves leads a perfect life with his younger wife. He is specialised in notions of time and cosmos. After a lecture Tempray, a strange antique dealer tempts Richard into buying a fabulous ancient chronometer. While Richard is obsessed by the clock Tempray insinuates himself in their life and particularly making contact with Richard’s wife Samantha. Once Richard finally understands that his own complex theories on time and the intimate relation humans have with time are embodied in the clock it then could be to late to save his life.
George Sluizer’s feature Dark Blood was filmed in 1993 in Utah, but shooting came to a halt 10 days before completion due to the sudden death of leading actor River Phoenix. The other cast members were Judy Davis and Jonathan Price. After almost 20 years, Sluizer and his production company were finally able to finish the film in 2012.