Het Hemelse Leven op Aarde

[Heavenly life on earth]

Filmmaker Jesse de Jong is not happy. After a clarifying journey through the jungle, he decides to move from the city to a commune in the countryside, and be happy with his fellow residents. But can you really turn life to your advantage?


Mrs Pinas, Bra, Pinas family, the people of Santigron, Lyda Valentijn, Harry Reinders, Annie Klein Gunnewiek, Dirk Klein Gunnewiek


Director & ScreenplayJesse de Jong
ProducerCirce Films (The Netherlands) & JESSE FILMS (The Netherlands)
EditorJesse de Jong
MusicFons Merkies
Sound designPaul Bijpost

Supported by

The film was supported by The Netherlands Film Fund, the Rotterdam Media Fund

Release & Festivals

World premiere at the International Film Festival Rotterdam 2010 – Bright Future Section

Bright Future – IFF Rotterdam 2010 NL

Technical Features

Dutch, 73 mins., 35 mm, color, Stereo, 4:3 ratio