Currently, several projects, both documentary and feature film, are in production or development. Filming for LONG LIVE THE KING (working title) by Kees-Jan Husselman has recently resumed now that there is a workable Covid-19 film protocol. LONG LIVE THE KING is a documentary for broadcaster HUMAN that takes place within the Ghanaian immigrant community of Amsterdam Southeast: the elected Ashanti king of the Netherlands Nana Nyanin must protect his position against the rise of Queen Nana Ama Serwaah who has been appointed by the supreme king in Ghana and employs a much more traditionalist policy.
Laura Hermanides received a grant from the Netherlands Film Fund for developing her project WHITE FLASH in the framework of New Screen low budget.
Logline: After a psychiatric circuit of twenty years, a date is set for René for his much desired humane ending. Can his parents finally let go of him as the ultimate expression of their love?
WASTED BEAUTY by Lex Reitsma will be a film about the portraits of photographer Koos Breukel. The documentary is made for Close Up by broadcaster AVROTROS, with support from CoBO, Fonds 21 and the Pictoright Fonds.
Logline: Koos Breukel, once named the best portrait photographer of the Netherlands by fellow photographer Rineke Dijkstra, knows how to engage his models in front of the camera and how to intimately connect with them. This leads to intriguing portraits that make you curious about those portrayed. Koos searches for himself in every portrait. For him the act of photography has everything to do with the processing of trauma.