Hanneke Niens
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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 Hanneke Niens is an Oscar nominated producer and she and her team have an extensive international network of co-producers and financiers. KeyFilm teams up with partners like ITVS, Eurimages, the British Film Institute, Al Jazeera, Netflix, RTL, NPO and many European broadcasters, funds, distributors and sales agents. Niens (co-)produced over 20 drama series and 40 feature films.

KeyFilm projects are a.o. the two season drama series Swanenburg for NPO1, winning the NPO Award for most streamed series 2021 with 7 million streams for season 1. Box office successes are the feel good trilogy Soof, Soof 2, Soof 3 (20 million box office), tragic comedy Ventoux, comedy So What Is Love and war drama Line of Fire. 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, 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 and the Venice 2022 selection Queens by French-Moroccan filmmaker Yasmine Benkiran.

Just like in the Movies

Director: Albert Jan van Rees & Dorien Goertzen. Screenwriter: Dorien Goertzen. Cast: Noortje Herlaar, Benja Bruijning, Uriah Havertong, Kay Greidanus. Country: NL/BE. Co-producer: Prime Time (Belgium). Status: release. Release: 2023. Sort: feature. Duration: 97 min. Genre: musical. Distribution/Sales: Independent Films.

Initially, Annabel and Sander seem like polar opposites in their final year of school in the early 1980s, but when they both join the school band they connect over their love for music. However, Sander’s not the only one who recognises Annabel’s musical talent and when she decides to team up with Olaf, she loses sight of Sander. Until they meet again in the 1990s and they start a dance act, together with Sander’s best friend Malcolm. Before they know it, Three is a Crowd is heading the charts. But the bigger their success, the harder it is to remain true to each other and themselves.

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Lost Transport

Director: Saskia Diesing. Screenwriter: Saskia Diesing. Cast: Hanna van Vliet, Anna Bachmann, Eugénie Anselin, Bram Suijker, Konstantin Frolov. Country: NL, LUX, GER. Co-producer: Amour Fou Luxembourg (Luxembourg)
Coin Film (Germany), NTR (Netherlands). Status: release. Release: 2023. Sort: feature. Duration: 100 min. Genre: drama. World sales: Global Screen Telepool.

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.

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