Meet the Team: Nand Osendarp
Commitment, flexibility and teamwork are some of the qualities of our crew. Unlimited Productions offers the creative and technical expertise to make your event memorable and effective. Because you might not know all the faces behind Unlimited Productions, we’d like to introduce the team to you, one by one.
Next up: Nand Osendarp
Hi! Who are you and what’s your role?
Hello, I’m Nand Osendarp. I’m 32 years old and I’m Production Manager at Unlimited Productions.
How did you end up working with Unlimited Productions?
Years ago I was working for The Powershop Netherlands where I supplied the power for Unlimited Productions on certain events. After my years at The Powershop I became a freelancer, doing some projects as site crew and production manager for Unlimited Productions. Ultimately I was ready for the next step to become a fulltime Production Manager. Bart contacted me and after some good conversations I was happy to tell the events industry that I joined the Unlimited Team.
Can you tell us a bit about your day?
My day is never the same. One day I’m busy with the project drawings, the next day I’m busy with the production planning or having meetings with suppliers to get a good result for the client and supplier.
What makes working for Unlimited Productions great?
For me that’s the team and all the different types of productions. The team is always supportive and helping each other. You can always ask for help, nobody says no if you have a challenge or if you don’t know something. Furthermore, I like the variety of projects: from festivals to sport events, corporate events and more.
What makes Unlimited Productions different from other technical production companies?
That’s always a hard and difficult question. I think all technical production companies have their strengths and maybe some weaker points. I think what really makes us different is that we have people in-house with knowledge of all disciplines within the events industry but also beyond that.
What has been your favorite Unlimited Production so far?
For me that is 100 Years KLM. It was a large, complex production with lots of fun and challenges on a big terrain.
What do you do in your free time?
I used to have a lot of free time, but a year and 3 months ago I became a dad of a little boy so that takes up a lot of free time. However I want to start building again on my Marklin model trains track. It’s fun and relaxing to do and the rest of free time I spent with my girlfriend and little boy by going to friends & family and taking a walk in the park.
What inspires you?
That’s still my dad. He was the director of a company in the events industry. That’s where the love for this job all started. If I ever get the chance I want to do the same and run a company in the event industry.
What is one word that you would use to describe your team (or our company)?
PinkBlood (the company color we all got it in our veins)
Which work activities make you feel like time flies? And no, not because time is running out, but because you like it 😉
It’s not an activity, it’s the job itself. It’s always the fun, the challenges, the people around you. That makes time fly when you are having fun, even when the weather is bad.
What’s the most memorable event you’ve ever been to and why?
For me, that’s a special event in Dubai. I was there for a presentation of the wedding dress of the Sheikh’s daughter. It was a totally new experience and a very different work mentality, not only from the people at the event but also outside. We went to sleep and the next morning there was a totally new street with trees, grass etc.
If you could choose any show or production, what would be the one you would like to work on?
That would be the opening show of the Olympics. It’s a big show if you see it on TV and I wonder what it would be like on the backstage side (what the rest of the world doesn’t see).
Please come up with a question for your colleague that we will interview next.
What is the biggest mistake you ever made but worked out well in the end?
(Like the Olympics rings a couple years ago)