The idea was conceived by them – but the film wouldn’t have seen the light of day if there hadn’t been so many other awesome people pouring their love into this. (For a detailed account of how all this happened click here.)
To show who all those lovely people are – and how to contact them in order to pour gratitude over their lucky heads – is the purpose of this page.
Experienced Mediator and Conflict resolution trainer. Co-Author of the book “Words That Work In Business“. Based in Warsaw, Poland.
No mediation-movie without Ike! We enjoyed his focus and experience as a mediating Friar Laurence as well as his humour (which you get a full picture of in the Making Of). That’s why I had to have a silly picture of him – seriously Ike, you left us no choice!
And by the way, you get the reallly juicy learning experience from him as a mediator when you watch the Full, Uncut Mediation between the two families.
Carolyn Davies & Mark Minard
Carolyn is professional TV Producer and Director based in London – working for the BBC a lot. She handled the camera – and because she really knows what she’s doing we got all those nice shots and different angles and close-ups and so on. Huge contribution!
Mark is the guy who owns the equipment that we shot the movie with. He generously offered his professional camera and the microfones (worth about 5.000€ in total!) to shoot a short movie to spread Nonviolent Communication. THIS movie! 🙂
Well, he’s a dancer and an actor based in Brussels – that’s his profession. I don’t know about the Romeo as a profession, I hope there is no job that has “killing yourself for no reason” in the job description. But hey, wait…
Random trivia: You can see a dance art film he starred in (naked!) here: www.maps-of-emotion.com
A vicious and brutal Tybalt came from the swedish teacher, social worker and NVC trainer Anders. In his spare time he wrestles. I’m so relieved that he came across that Nonviolent-thing, he’d scare the shit out of me otherwise!
I really enjoy being around this guy though 😉
He courageously jumped in as the actor for Mercutio when during shooting time we weren’t able to find Johan who had promised he’d be Mercutio. Clara, our logistical support played a crucial role in casting him on the spot. But, erm, well, phew, erm, I actually don’t know that much about him, apart from that he’s Danish and very active as a political activist (by the way, if you’re inactive as an activist are you an inactivist?).
But I guess that’s also a great expression of this atmosphere of openness and trust that we very often have in this Nonviolfor ent Communication community – and especially in a Summerfestival like this. Or how desperate we were. 😀
He was also the main organizer of the NVC Festival where all this happened. Don’t know what he does otherwise, actually. I guess he’s retired or something. Seems you don’t talk about occupations that much in a Festival like this. 😀
We’re very grateful to him for inviting us (meaning Kathleen, Katrien, Lies (a friend of them that hasn’t been mentioned here) and me) to his home in Leicester (UK) in order to edit the freshly shot movie. And for taking confused people like me from and to the train station, having to wait 1 hour because my message of “I took the train 1 hour later” didn’t come through and talking on the cell phone while on the train turned out impossible because of bad connection. And bearing all the silly singing in the house. Thank you! 🙂
Brought some spice and anger to the table in her role as Lady Capulet, mother of Juliet. Experienced NVC trainer (inactive) and now executive in a community college in South-West Germany.
If you want to get in touch with there, maybe you get successful via this (German) website of a pretty successful school NVC project she did. Klick “Kontakt”. No I meant Click “Contact”. No, I’m confused, it’s “Click ‘Kontakt'”. Phew!
I’m afraid she doesn’t have Facebook or anything. Maybe e-mail. Who knows? She’s still awesome.
NVC trainer and mediator (and coach and consultant and so on – you know how this is) in Vienna. So she’s actually my colleague and we see each other pretty often! At least compared to all those other folks living all over the place.
Next monday, actually, for at least 5 hours, as we’re in a “Restorative Circles Exploration Group”-meeting together. You see?!
Daughter of Katharina. On the spot casting director for Mercutio and general logistical support. Maybe she’s wondering why I express so much gratitude towards her as she didn’t do THAT much, but still, without her it would have been the decisive bits harder, more tiring and less feasible. And besides, I never had anything close to an assistant before! 😀
I’m afraid she doesn’t have Facebook let alone anything close to a Website. But you will definitely reach her if you contact her mother.
Did you know he’s a model?! I didn’t.
Had a small role as Juliet’s nanny – which sadly didn’t make the (main film) cut. No fault of hers. She’s in the making of!
Robin Oijens, Rebekka Roed, Lara Simsek & Oliver Flodström
You don’t write anything about the extras!
No, well, I just don’t know what to write anymore, my creativity has run out!
Robin is a great guitar player though, by the way. If you ever need a 15-year-old-looks-like-19-guitar-player-from-Sweden-with-one-of-the-coolest-accents-I-ever-heard just contact him. 😉
Raffi Lawton, Saga Thomsson, Poul Andersen & Paw Vej
Kathleen De Laet
Flemish-for-adults-teacher living in Antwerpen, Belgium. A NVC-Summerfestival veteran, having been to most of the 7 that took place so far, together with her son Tuur. Passionate amateur (as in “not-for-a-living”)-musician, -actor, -director, -film-maker.
Well, I “co-conceived” of this movie, co-screenwrote it, directed it (with a lot of support from Kathleen), edited the Main Film and the Uncut Mediation, recorded and played the guitar for the Main Film and wrote the texts of this website.
What do I do besides that… The catchy tag-line I have about myself is “Changemaker and Changemakermaker” which means I am what the call us lots nowadays a “Social Entrepreneur” and I mostly inspire and train young people to become “Changemakers” themselves. I do this in several ways all of which I won’t bore you with here and if it’s really that interesting to you you can read about them on my website. 🙂