The city of Rotterdam welcomed in the new year with a drone show above the river Maas.
Producer Drone Light Labs and art organisation Mothership launched a unique alternative to fireworks, which were cancelled in 2020.
The drone show was accompanied by a short film which depicted a young, fairytale figure with a trumpet. He symbolically takes the burden of the country on his shoulders and with the help of music and light sends all the hardships of the past year up to heaven.
The film was directed by Ivan Barbosa, with the music accompanying the film played by the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra.
The film was a collaboration of Drone Light Labs, Mothership, the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, Gloww and Xinix Films.
This project was made possible in part by Rotterdam Festivals, the Municipality of Rotterdam, Eneco, Rotterdam Partners, the Port of Rotterdam Authority and Rotterdam Make it Happen.