KeyFilm develops and produces feature films and drama series in close collaboration with writers and directors for all platforms in a variety of genres for multiple audiences. Founder and producer Hanneke Niens, nominated for an Oscar and 3 times the Prix Europe, and her team have an extensive international network of co-producers, funds and financiers. KeyFilm projects are a.o. the summer hit drama series Swanenburg for NPO1, winning the NPO Award for most streamed series 2021, and box office successes Soof, Soof 2, Soof 3, Ventoux and So What Is Love. International festival selections are Nena by Saskia Diesing, winning the Berlinale Special Mention Jury Award 2015, IFFR opening film 2016 Beyond Sleep by Boudewijn Koole, the for Toronto selected film and Palestine Oscar submission The Idol by double Oscar-nominated director Hany Abu-Assad and The Reports on Sarah and Saleem by Rami and Muayad Alayan, awarded with the Tiger Award Best Scenario and the HBF Jury Award IFFR 2018.
Director: Saskia Diesing. Screenwriter: Saskia Diesing. Cast: Hanna van Vliet, Anna Bachmann, Eugénie Anselin. Country: NL/LU/DE. Co-producer: Amour Fou Luxembourg (LU), Coin Film (DE). Status: Post-production. Release: April 2023. Sort: Feature film. Duration: 101 min. Genre: Post-war drama. Distribution/Sales: Picture Tree International.
In the spring of 1945 a train deporting hundreds of Jewish prisoners gets stranded near a small German village occupied by the Red Army. Condemned to each other and in a context of deep mistrust, desperation and revenge, an unexpected friendship emerges between Russian sniper Vera, village girl Winnie and Jewish-Dutch woman Simone.
Fotograaf: Ricardo Vaz Palma
Director: Anne de Clercq. Screenwriter: Eddy Terstall, Anne de Clercq, Luuk van Bemmelen. Cast: Lies Visschedijk, Fedja van Huêt, Anneke Blok, Dan Karaty, Elise Schaap, Roos Dickmann, Manpreet Bachu, Brent Schoemaker, Niek Schoemaker, Noortje Herlaar. Country: NL. Co-producer: Millstreet Films (NL). Status: Released. Release: September 2022. Sort: Feature film. Duration: 104 min. Genre: Comedy. Distribution/Sales: Dutch FilmWorks.
Sophie finally seems to have her life back on track. She’s happy, her restaurant is booming and her kids are ready to leave the nest. As usual, Sophie tries to keep way too many balls in the air at the same time. Then she gets some bad news at the same time her daughter Sacha comes home from abroad to introduce her fiancée. Sophie gratefully embraces her daughter’s upcoming wedding as an excuse to bury her head in the sand. Soof must learn to accept help from her loved ones and that she’s worthy of their concern.
Fotograaf: Martijn van Gelder