iI Luster


Arnoud Rijken & Michiel Snijders
Hooghiemstraplein 90 | 3514 AX Utrecht
info@illuster.nl | +31 624128200 | +31 0617452682
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Founded in 1997 il Luster has become the biggest producer of animated short films in the Netherlands, winning many awards on international filmfestivals. The company is involved in both independent and commissioned films and series, with activities ranging from concept and consultancy to writing, production and distribution. il Luster’s recent focus is on developing international co-productions for an international market.


Anansi the Spider

Director: Partick Raats. Screenwriter: Michiel Snijders & Arnoud Rijken. Cast: Roue Verveer, Rogier Komproe, Shirma Rouse, Georgina Verbaan, Murth Mossel, Arjan Ederveen. Animation Design: Studio Moldybyrd. Country: NL. Co-producer: KRO-NCRV. Status: in production. Release: December 2021. Sort: serie. Duration: 15 x 8 min. Genre: children. Distribution/Sales: ODMedia. 

Anansi is a mischievous but merry spider who tries to outsmart everyone. This, however, doesn’t always go according to plan, which leads him on exciting and entertaining adventures together with his family and friends in the forest.


Director: Jose Miguel Ribeiro. Screenwriter: Virgílio Almeida based on the play "A Caixa Preta'', by Jose Eduardo Agualusa and Mia Couto. Cast: tba. Country: PT/NL/BE/FR. Co-producer: Praça Filmes (PT) , SOIL (BE), JPL Films (FR). Status: in production. Release: March 2022. Sort: feature, art house cinema. Duration: 90 min. Genre: drama. 

Angola. Three generations of women stricken by war: Lelena (the grandmother), Nayola (the daughter) and Luana (granddaughter). Two narrative times that come together to reveal an undying love. In the past, Nayola sets off in search of her husband, missing in combat, and finds herself on an endless, devastating and mysterious trail. In the present, Lelena and Luana endure a double threat, a masked intruder breaks into their house and the police come to arrest Luana for political agitation.