Once we get There trailer

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Excerpt of the film

Once we get there
A Documentary that leads you through an unfolding city

by Esther Polak and Ivar van Bekkum

Movements and audio recorded in Philadelphia

Written and directed by
Fate and Coincidence

(in order of appearance)
Danielle & Kate
Kasaan Smith, Grace and Bruno
Akhneton Jones
Charles Hysek and Mason Love
Sarah Mueller
Michael Whittington
Mike Roge
Ram Riches
Alexander Connor
Milan and One Eyed Dusty
This documentary has been made possible by
Art Along the Avenue of Technology
Percent for Art Program of the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority
University City Science Center Philadelphia
Wexford Science + Technology, A BioMed Realty Company

Esther Polak and Ivar van Bekkum
Rob Das

Production assistance
Olivia Guerrasio
Sarah Mueller
Beth Heinly

MilkMachine01 and 02

Software Development
Edward Farrell
Sean McGinnis
Floris Maathuis

Rob Das

Arno Peeters

Sound recording
The Beagle

Sound Assistance
Alex Lewis

Huba de Graaff

Erik Pezarro

Web Design and Development
Barbara Hennequin
Daniel Maarleveld
Sean McGinnis

With thanks to:
Anna Abrahams
Aker Philadelphia Shipyard
Department of Making and Doing
Esther Klein Gallery
Fletcher Street Urban Riding Club
ICA Philadelphia
Ignite Philly
Iron Stone Management
Restaurant Uzbekistan
Revolution Recovery and Recycled Artist in Residency
Rieker’s Prime Meats
Roe Fabricators
Welcoming Center Philadelphia

Omenihu Amachi Margot Berg Robert Blackson Bill Callahan David Clayton
Michael Darfler Billy Dufala Alex Duncan Meredith Edlow Corine van Egeraat
Cilia Ehrens Henk Ester Simone Evanson Lance Evanson Peter Gonzales Fern Gookin
Olivia Guerrasio Julia Guerrero Yolande Harris Beth Heinly De Herrieboerderij
Hana Iverson Junko Kageyama Laurine ter Keurst Mike Levin Brujo de la Mancha
Matt and Maxi Angela McQuillan Michael O’Mannel Adesola Onitiri Leendert Pot
Heather Redfern Ursula Rieker Joey and Mrs. Ro Richard Robinson Jenifer Rodriguez
Carol Samluk Dorien Sanders Veronica Scarpellino Jan Willem Schrofer Austin Seraphin
Edward Shanken Mimi Sheller Daniel Tucker Keith VanDerSys Walter West
Kelly Whitaker Gaby Wijers Jan Willem Wirtz Scot Wittman Melody Wong

© 2015 PolakVanBekkum/AAAT


  1. the connection of sound and sight, these two approaches of one location …. wow.

    • Ivar van Bekkum

      Thanks Cilia!

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