Tomorrow night, 25 September, you can watch Nico van den Brink's One Night Stand 'Between the rivers' one more time on NPO 2 extra at 20:30! Van den Brink wrote the film together with Victor van der Valk. The film is about the life of farmers boy Jorg and his friends. This feels unspoken differently after the death of their young friend Jochem one year earlier. While crossing around on their quads, the friends playfully bump up a group of Dutch-Moroccan newcomers, who will quickly change their sheltered existence irrevocably.
'Between the rivers' was made for the series One Night Stand XII in 2017, in co-production with NTR/BNNVARA/VPRO with support from the Netherlands Film Fund, NPO Fund and CoBO.
Good news! The feature film INJURY by Karin Junger gets support from the Netherlands Film Fund for production development. Karin Junger wrote the script of the film in cooperation with Mart Dominicus. Partners are co-producer Xavier Rombaut from Polar Bear (Belgium) and distributor September Film.
Last summer we received two new grants from the Netherlands Film Fund for the artistic development of the scenarios of the feature film Get Up Stand Up by Mari Sanders and Dead Man's Passport by Berend Boorsma, Roel Boorsma and Karen van Holst Pellekaan!
Get Up Stand Up is the first feature film of Mari Sanders:
Life is good for Xander (17) until an accident leaves him in a wheelchair. His dream of an independent and free life is suddenly over. When he meets Vera (17), who is disabled and rebellious, he fights with her for independence, but first they have to free themselves.
The film is coproduction with A Private View from Belgium. Gusto Entertainment will release the film in cinemas.
Dead Man's Passport:
A carefree Dutch backpacker couple (early twenties) help a young African man escape his Mauritanian boss after having discovered an unspeakable truth. During their flight with him along the west coast of Africa they find out that their naivety comes with a price.
Parties involved are co-producer Savage Film (Belgium) and distributor September Film.
Zandvoort transformed from a fishermen's village into a seaside resort and home of the Dutch grand prix. In the late 20th century it became a village in decay. But now a radical transition is looming: the Formula 1 mega circus will return to the village. Zandvoort will become world famous! How are the citizens of the village preparing for this event that vanishes everything. Is there still room for a critical view or is euphoria the only touchstone?
Disgraced engineer Erik and small-time crook Lenny come across old wine bottles in a resistance hero’s hidden cellar near Hitler’s 1940 Ardennes headquarters. They convince an antiquarian that the wine was actually the Führer’s. The swindle gets wildly out of hand...
Abkhazian artist Sipa Labakhua travels around his small, unknown native land, provoking audiences with his autobiographical one-man marionette show. Thus he collects the personal stories of Abkazian nationalists, Russian hippies, Syrian repatriates and Orthodox believers. A road movie that sheds new light on a highly topical question in a world that is on fire: What is a country?
Zoë (12) is her dads best friend. When, on a whim, he decides to give up his job as a banker to become a professional actor, her parents get into a big fight. Zoë is the only one who believes in her father and tries to help him in any way she can.
Fourteen-year-old drug dealer Johnny is in a home for young people with a difficult home situation during the week. When he learns that due to circumstances he is not allowed to go home at the weekend, he asks one of his customers, the famous actor Antony, if he wants to be his weekend guardian. This brings them both into unknown territory.
Mr. K, a travelling magician, finds himself in a Kafkaesque nightmare when he can’t find the exit of the hotel he has slept in. His attempts to get out only pull him deeper, entangling him further with the hotel and its curious inhabitants.
When Jacobs (48) American daughter Artis (15) is violently killed in a shooting, he refuses to accept her loss. He goes on a journey through America and imagines that she will travel with him. Slowly he loses all grip on reality.
William (25), a Mauritanian slave, escapes from his Morish Master with the help of a couple of adventurous young Dutch backpackers Jay and Lizz (both mid twenties). In pursuit of identity papers for William they disappear in the faint underworld of Western Africa. Hunted down by his slave masters men William’s life takes an unexpected turn when Lizz secretly falls in love with him.
Jan van der Zanden graduated in cultural psychology and worked as a psychologist at the University of Amsterdam. After the foundation of Waterland Film in 1994, he followed international film financing at the Media Business School. In 2003 he was selected 'Producer on the Move' at the Cannes Film Festival. In January 2016 he founded with Ineke Kanters The Film Kitchen.
Ineke Kanters studied history in Rotterdam. After her college years she worked as a producer for Studio Sport (Dutch public television) and as an Internet editor at the Netherlands Broadcasting Foundation in Hilversum. After this she worked as a fund manager at the Rotterdam Media Fund and as development executive producer at Kasander Film. Since January 2012 she had her own company and worked part time at Waterland Film where she was involved in the development, financing and production of feature films. In January 2016 she founded The Film Kitchen together with Jan van der Zanden.
In the last two years Ineke Kanters was selected to be a member of the jury at international film festivals in Istanbul and Ostend (Belgium). She's also a jury member at the Dutch CineKid Festival and at the Dutch Film Festival in Utrecht (Film Producers Netherlands Award).