Audio Description (AD) makes films and TV series accessible to blind and visually impaired people by adding voice-overs that describe the images and actions. The AD can be heard through Earcatch, the free smartphone app that synchs AD through sound recognition.
We have created AD for numerous films. In a small crew involving different professionals of the industry and the target group, we developed a method that has proven very efficient and with great results. Please click on one of the audio files below to hear some example segments.
director: Dennis Bots
producer: Phanta Vision
Twelve-year-old Karo secretly joins her friends Tonie and Victor who belong to a travelling circus that’s in trouble. Will Karo and her friends be able to save Circus Noël from ruin?
HIERNAMAALS (AFTER LIFE)
director: Willem Bosch
HIERNAMAALS (AFTER LIFE) is about sixteen-year-old Sam who takes care of her little brothers after her Mom’s death. When she gets into an accident and ends up in the After Life and finds out she can go back and redo her life, she decides to do everything she can to prevent het mother from dying.
ZEVEN KLEINE CRIMINELEN (SEVEN LITTLE CRIMINALS)
director: Rob Lücker
The 8-episode series follows seven 12-year-old kids that pull off the bank robbery of the century. The loot however proves to be very different from what they expected. An exciting and immersive heist that leaves the viewer in suspense about whether the kids actually manage to knock off the bank.
director: Dennis Bots
producer: Phanta Film
School friends Kim, Abby, Feline and newcomer Pippa agree to spend the last few days before their final exams at a remote cottage in the Ardennes. What was meant to be fun girls’ weekend soon turns into a living hell.
BEARS LOVE ME!
director: Eva M. C. Zanen
Eight-year-old Jip´s dream comes true with a family holiday in America to see wild bears. Once in America, the family realizes wilderness adventures are not everyone’s cup of tea. Jip goes rogue on a solo adventure meeting all sorts of characters on the road. Her family is always trying to catch up with her.
HET IRRITANTE EILAND (A MOST ANNOYING ISLAND)
director: Albert Jan van Rees
producer: Nuts & Bolts
A curse that is centuries old on an island full of annoying people. A boy full of dreams can turn this around. But how?
A father tells his son the story of a strange island. It starts in the Middle Ages when a group of angry citizens throw a witch into the lake. Just before she disappears, the witch pronounces a curse over the island: everyone upon it will be annoying forever. Who is the chosen one who can save the island and its inhabitants?
director: Mirjam de With
producer: Fiction Valley
During a car trip, Bruno is so annoying that his parents leave him behind. When they return for him a few moments later, he has decided to teach them a lesson...
Chiel and Linda travel to Sweden with their kids for a vacation. They want to go back to nature for a digital detox, especially for their son Bruno (9) who just wanted to stay at home to play games with his digital friend Taiki. On the way, tensions flare and Bruno is left by the roadside for punishment. When Chiel and Linda return to pick him up, however, the boy has disappeared into the Swedish forest where he finally learns that the real world is much more exciting than the world of computers...
ZOMER ZONDER MAMA (SUMMER WITH RANA)
director: Sanne Vogel
producer: JOCO Media
Suzan 10 spends her summer with her grandmother because her mother – Connie – is a war correspondent in Syria. She visits a recently built refugee camp near Grandmas’s house and befriends Rana, a fascinating girl with brightly colored clothing. It turns out they have much more in common than just their favorite flavored ice-cream, and they help each other in their ‘summer without mum’.
NIEMAND IN DE STAD (OPEN SEAS)
director: Michiel van Erp
producer: De Familie
A coming-of-age story about friendship, desires, and growing up.
All raised in affluent but broken families and dominated by successful fathers, Philip and his best friends Matt and Jacob struggle with relationships and their mutual friendship. Jacob's suicide makes everything come to a head: does true friendship allow room for secrets? Is love fragile, or can it take a punch?
MY FOOLISH HEART
director: Rolf van Eijk
producer: Pupkin Film
Amsterdam 1988. The ambitious detective Lucas investigates the mysterious death of jazz musician Chet Baker. In the wake of Chet's final notes, Lucas is touched by the lyrical music and the life story of the legend that had fallen upon hard times. When Chet's dark side reveals itself to him, Lucas realizes that he looks more like Chet than he likes.