Founder and producer Hanneke Niens, nominated for an Oscar and 3 times the Prix Europe, develops and (co-)produces feature films, documentaries and drama series. She has built an extensive international network of co-producers, funds and financiers. Vital to her approach is the close collaboration with writers and directors to develop quality drama series (Swanenburg - 7 million streams on NPO Plus in The Netherlands), audience favourites (Soof and Soof 2 - €14 million box office in The Netherlands) and art-house films (Nena - Berlinale Special Mention Jury Award 2015, Beyond Sleep – Opening film IFFR 2016, The Idol - Oscar submission Palestine by double Oscar-nominated director Hany Abu-Assad and The Reports on Sarah and Saleem - Tiger Competition, 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: 2022. 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: Post-production. Release: September 2022. Sort: Feature film. Duration: 90 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