When she was ten, the film­maker was mad about the Australian TV series The Flying Doctors, and in partic­ular dr. Chris Randall, played by actress Liz Burch. The walls of Eijsink’s old room in Hengelo were covered with pictures and posters of her idol, she regu­larly wrote letters to her and had even made a savings plan to travel to Australia. When her heroine was elim­i­nated from the series, Eijsink was incon­solable. There­fore she invented her own episode in which Randall re-appeared. Fifteen years later, Eijsink flies to Australia to ask Liz Burch to make a film with her. The journey stirs up a lot of memo­ries and emotions. For example, how her fantasies about dr. Randall made her discover her lesbian feel­ings. Through her quest for Burch and her history as a fan, she wraps up a period of doubt. Eijsink inter­weaves footage of her trip with scenes from the series and old films and photos from her personal archive. And by means of the chroma key tech­nique (green screen), she even tries to play some scenes with her heroine as a flying doctor.

Title: Fan
Year: 2009
Duration : 52 minutes
Category: Short Documentary
Edition: NFF 2009

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