Luxembourg has paid tribute to Nick Rollinger, a well-loved film producer who died on 31 July aged 57.
Rollinger founded Equinox Productions and VRcreative, a virtual reality initiative providing immersive technologies in schools and tourism. He also helped secure funding for films including “Asta” by Olivier Koos and “The Past We Live In”, by Jérôme Weber.
“The team of the National Fund for the Support of Audiovisual Production expresses its sorrow after the announcement of the death of Nick Rollinger, director of the audiovisual production company Equinox Productions,” Xavier Bettel said in a statement published on Friday.
The news came almost a month after the death of award-winning film maker Pol Cruchten, aged 55.
Over the weekend, social media platforms came alive with tributes to Rollinger. Film maker Adolf El Assal wrote on Twitter: “RIP Nick Rollinger, you will be greatly missed!”
“The world has lost a wonderful and talented man. May you rest in peace…” Serkan Yardimci wrote on Facebook.
“The world has lost a wonderful and talented man. Thinking of you and your family Nick, may you rest in peace,” wrote Hayley Ward on Facebook.
Rollinger made his last public post on 26 July when he announced Equinox would produce Gil Pinheiro’s new animation movie. Work is expected to begin on “Who Will Separate Us” in October 2019.