The Firebird

Lucas van Woerkum Short film - 2014 - 30 min.

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Visual spectacle by Dutch filmmaker Lucas van Woerkum combined with Stravinsky’s classic tunes. The Radio Philharmonic Orchestra plays this composition live with Van Woerkum’s new Symphonic Cinema production, his images giving the Russian fairy-tale a special cinematic touch. The filmmaker is among the orchestra members to perfectly synchronise the tempo of the film with the performance.
Magical realistic film, based on the Russian fairy tale The Firebird, on music by Igor Stravinsky. After the death of his wife, Emperor Kashkei lives in solitude in his memories. In a deserted castle he's being looked after by his enchanted servants. Kashkei's neglected daughter can't stand this situation and uses her magical powers to confront her father.


Director(s) Lucas van Woerkum
Producer(s) Wim Lehnhausen
Dik van der Stroom
Production Company
Wim Lehnhausen
Director of Photography
Production Design
Visual Effects
UPP Praag
Production Country