Ton Goes Camping

a short movie

In the tragicomedy short film Ton Goes Camping we meet Ton; apparently gentle but unworldly. 
He makes it his day- task to harass his fellow men. 
He picks out a camping for his well-prepared ‘deeds of terror’. A public place where live is being shown and heard openly, in all his details.

At sunrise, when everyone on the camping is (audible) asleep Ton starts working. 
His actions mostly consist in innocent and naughty harassment. He glues tent zippers, 
he changes the red and blue stickers on the shower taps, he lures in ants to tent openings with honey and puts pebbles in walking boots. 
But when he gets caught by a camping guest his relentness doesn’t seems so innocent anymore.
 

Performed by: Ton Heijligers
Concept, directing, camera & edit: Liesbeth Gritter
Coordination & floor manager: Mette van der Sijs
Assistent director: Esther Snelder
Sound: Gjalt Vlam and Udo Akemann
Sounds scape: Gjalt Vlam
Dolly: Gertjan van de Geer
Assistant production: Jelle Dercks 
Camping owner: GJ Rijnders
Extras: Harm van Geel, Mischa van Dullemen, Anja van Kleef, Toon van der Ven, Nienke Vijlbrief, 
Rob van de Werdt, Janneke den Engelsen, Ciel Werts, Cor van Dixhoorn, Merrill Abrahams, Yukio Cheung, Jeannette van der Heiden, Esker Sterneberg, Milan Boele van Hensbroek, Merel Severs, Karlijn Hofland, Dieuwertje Woudenberg, Marjo & Rob Smeets en Banco.
catering: Catering Lepelaar; Paul van den Boomen

Ton Goes Camping has been supported by: 
Amsterdams voor de Kunst
Camping Zeeburg, Amsterdam
Editpoint, postproduction
Theatricity, Hein Eberson
Gerda Bosman
Nienke Vijlbrief
Willemijn & Chris Kuijpers
Barbara van Lindt & Willem de Wolf
Rienus Krul
Joop van Brakel
Nicole Beutler
Mark Grijsbach
Winfred Voordendag
Joey Ruigrok van der Werven
Paul Rubens
Don Satijn
Gert Gritter
Carel Akemann
Paul Bogaert
Bas van Rijnsoever
Arian van Verseveld
Ursula Schurch
Inge snelder
Jan Harm Lieftinck
Jeannette van der Heijden
and all the anonymus donors via Voordekunst (crowdfunding site)

Thanks to:
Andre Pronk/ Grand Theatre GroningenBospark Bilthoven/ Jeroen Aben & Amber van den Breemer, Spar van Santen in Abbekerk/ Appie van Santen, Menno Boerema, Jahaga Bosscha and Patrick Minks, Ute & Carel Akemann, Seppl (www.seppl.nl), Thijs Bloothoofd, Ursula Schürch, Jetse Batelaan, Merrill Abrahams, Janneke den Engelsen, Appie Smulders, Ralf Akemann, Lukas Dijkema, Adriaan Beukema, Marijn Versnel, Koen van Oosterhout and Hetty van Bommel.