Saturday night Sinterklaas passes with his fungus over the roofs, on Monday Santa Claus is ready to take over the torch. Then appears The Claus family on Netflix. Also makes her appearance in the Christmas film, next to Jan Decleir and Josje Huisman: Pommelien Thijs, known from the Ketnet series #LikeMe. She also wrote the film’s title song, Still here. “By the way, it was recorded in my bedroom.”
Pommelien Thijs (19) has to sing The Claus family so only to be done during the credits. Fortunately, because on set she and the other actors were already bathed in sweat anyway. The film may take place during the Christmas season, but the filming took place last summer. In the middle of a heat wave. “The snow, the lights, the warm sweaters, it all looks nice on film,” says Pommelien. “But the temperature on the set was unbearable. We had a tough job, wearing those three layers of costumes. ”
But once the cameras stopped running, the work for Pommelien was not over. She also wrote the title song for the movie, Still here. “They asked me that after shooting, but then a lot of people have to give their approval first. When I finally got the green light, I only had a week and a half to make that song. I have a sick sprint. ”
And for that sprint she asked for help from Francisco Schuchter and Joey Kwan, her comrades #LikeMe. “You hear them too, if backing vocals. That number is a bit Unexpectedly in my bedroom, but I am very satisfied with the result. It has a certain Christmas feel to it, but not lavish. You won’t hear bells and triangles, I’m not a big fan of that. For me, Christmas is about the thought, that feeling of togetherness. Not all the frills around it. I wish the song could also stand alone, so I was mainly inspired by the central theme: coping with a loss. Everyone can agree with that, in a way. ”
The Claus family will be released on Netflix on December 7.