Afloat is the initiative of actress and model Cheyenne Löhnen. Like many others, Cheyenne has been a victim of sexual assault and abuse herself. She is making a film about it, hoping to give the victims a voice and raise awareness for this worldwide problem. She does this in collaboration with director Jan Pool.
Jan Pool (1966) is an international acclaimed film and tv director, writer and producer from the Netherlands. He has worked on diverse film productions, documentaries and drama series for both public and commercial broadcast organizations. For his short films #Paradise9 (2014) and Terminus (2021) he received several awards, both national and international. Besides being an awardwinning full-time film and tv director Jan is also a full-time dad and has two amazing daughters and a son. As a father, he finds that it is his duty to create more awareness for victims of sexual violence and for this worldwide problem. That's why he and Cheyenne Löhnen - the co-writer, producer and actress of the film - teamed up and made 'Afloat', hoping to give the victims a voice.
Introducing Cheyenne Löhnen; the writer, producer and lead actress of Afloat and the woman behind this film. Cheyenne is a Dutch film actress, model and producer located in The Netherlands. She is 24 years old and has been working in the film industry for years. She is known for her roles in ‘Keizersvrouwen’, Nu Kan Ik Je Voelen’, ‘Voordat Je Gaat’, ‘De Date Die Helemaal Misging’, ‘Pretty’, ‘Forlorn’, ‘Rosmi’ and ‘To Wander Off’. Like many others, Cheyenne herself has been a victim of sexual violence and sexual abuse herself. That’s why she made Afloat. With this film she wants to give the victims a voice and create more awareness for this worldwide problem. Afloat is not autobiographical but it is inspired on her own experiences as a victim. It is also the first short film she ever made.
Cheyenne Löhnen & Arnold Strachovsky
Noa IJsvelt & Anka Konings
First assistant director
Director of photography
Simon van Rijn
Assistants to the director
Ruben De Goeij & Christian Groot
Martyn van der Sluis, Tim van den Broeke & Ivo Vorhagen
Annick Mooij & Noa IJsvelt
Noa Ijsvelt, Anka Konings & Cheyenne Löhnen
BRAK_studio – Alain Kalender
Stefan de Groen
Colin van der Lei