TV & Film

His Name Is My Name

Original Soundtrack

Film released 8 July 2022.

His Name Is My Name is an Instagram-based animated documentary series from JONGSMA + O’NEILL that explores how the crimes of WWII-era perpetrators still reverberate through today’s society, shaking the foundations of our homes and our families. Part detective thriller and part personal visual essay, His Name Is My Name tracks Eline Jongsma’s investigation into her family’s history, and shines a light into a still-dark corner of Europe’s past.

The documentary series is one of three artworks for the project Houses of Darkness and will also have a place in the exhibition The Memory of Camp Westerbork, in the museum of Remembrance Centre Camp Westerbork, in The Netherlands.

Watch the film and learn more on Instagram at @hisnamemyname, on YouTube, and Vimeo.

Written and directed by Kel O’Neill and Eline Jongsma
Director of animation: Jure Brglez
Interaction design: Imagination of Things (Monique Grimord & Vitor Freire)
Sound design: Aroud Traa
Composer: San Ré
Project manager: Sofia Mourato

Produced in collaboration with Paradox
Founder/director: Bas Vroege
Project manager: Ana Zibelnik

Length of piece: 33 minutes
Format: audio/video, AR, images

This project is made possible by generous funding from the Mondriaan Fund, The Creative Europe Programme, DutchCulture, the Province of Drenthe, and the Herinneringscentrum Kamp Westerbork.


(Portland’s Burning Heart)

“Portland’s Burning Heart” features three tracks from the Digient Collective catalog, Ecdysis, Plush and Didgi. The film uses a combination of iPhone footage, on-the-ground photography and haunting voice over to tell the story of Portland’s ongoing street protests from the perspective of a woman who knows them well: Emmy-winning photojournalist Beth Nakamura of The Oregonian. Beth is the burning heart at the center of the film, and over the course of its 13 minutes we watch as she evolves from local reporter to teargas-dodging, stab-vest-wearing conflict journalist.

Commissioned by the Dutch public network HUMAN in anticipation of the 2020 US elections, the film is a collaboration between Nakamura and the Tim Hetherington Visionary Award-winning filmmaking team Jongsma + O’Neill.

Directed by Kel O’Neill & Eline Jongsma
As told and photographed by Beth Nakamura
Edited by Kel O’Neill
Written by Kel O’Neill
Executive Produced by Jos de Putter @ Deep Focus Web Docs
Commissioned by HUMAN/NPO2
Sound design by Quentin Chiappetta
Selected music by Ben Evolo and ORIGIN OF PIE
Additional photography by Dave Killen
Additional editorial support, transcoding, and edit bay rental provided by Jan Beddegenoodts, Laurent Fluttert and Paul de Heer

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