Trueworks produces feature length documentaries since 2003.

 

PRODUCER

Producer Reinette van de Stadt (1974) graduated from the Netherlands Film & Television Academy in 2000.

She founded TRUEWORKS in 2003.

Here is her full cv.

Reinette is a member of the DOCUMENTARY PRODUCERS NETHERLANDS (DPN) and the

EDN (European Documentary Network) and a graduate of the

EAVE producers workshop 2012.

Participant of: SourcesII 2009, IDFA Forum/Filmfonds 2012, Rotterdam Lab 2013, ACE coproduction Lab Hong Kong 2013, Ties That Bind 2013, Documentary Masterschool 2014.

reinettevandestadt

 

ASSISTENT PRODUCER

 

Nienke Rispens finished her master Film Studies at the University of Amsterdam in 2010. She started working at Trueworks in 2013.

 

TRUEWORKS

Zeeburgerpad 51 bg

1019 AB Amsterdam

The Netherlands

+31 (0)6 24 87 04 68

reinette@true-works.nl

 

 

KVK & BTW

STICHTING TRUEWORKS AMSTERDAM

KVK: 34.188.415

BTW: 8123.29.107.B.01


DIRECTORS

The films Trueworks has produced are directed by one of the following directors:

 

Director Willemiek Kluijfhout (1971) studied Philosophy at the University of Amsterdam. In 2000 she graduated as a filmdirector at the Netherlands Film and Television Academy.

 

Director Judith de Leeuw (1981) graduate at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in 2007 Her first film 'Stuff Everywhere' was released in 2011. She got nominated for the Debut prize at the Nederlands Film Festival.

 

Menno Otten (1984) attended the Netherlands Film and Television Academy in Amsterdam. At the academy he made award-winning documentaries NIGHTWATCHER  and TIME WITHIN TIME. His new documentary VIA DOLOROSA premiered at the IDFA2013.

 

Director Yan Ting Yuen (1967) is born in Hong Kong, China. She studied communication at the University of Amsterdam. She is a filmmaker since 2001. Directed the succesfull film HET GEHEIM VAN DE HEMA /// SECRET OF HEMA.

 

Director Marieke Schellart (1973) studied Industrial Design in Delft, then film directing at the Utrecht School of the Arts.

 

DirectorJochem de Vries (1979)

studied Directing at the Utrecht School of the Arts. In 2009, he directed the successful short film MISSING.


Board of Directors

Saskia Schoneveld (1973) has her own catering company, Gulzigand works for Doctors Without Borders.

 

Aliefka Bijlsma (1972) is a lawyer and writer of novels, screenplays and short stories. Follow her at Aliefka.com.


 

SET PHOTOS

Click here to look at set photos.


 

 

(Feature length documentary, NL, 80min.)

Master chef Sergio Herman closes his 3 Michelin star restaurant Oud Sluis. A revealing story about perfection, ambition and sacrifices.


Director: Willemiek Kluijfhout, Produced by: Reinette van de Stadt, D.O.P.: Remko Schnorr, Sound recording: Bram Boers, Film Editor: Saskia Kievits, Music by: Trentemoller , Sound editing and mixing: Marc Lizier en Paul Gies, Klink Audio
VPRO: Barbara Truyen, Netherlands Film Fund: Pieter Fleury, CoBO: Jeanine Hage.

 


SHORT DOCUMENTARY

released 2014

FACE TO FACE

(Documentary, 25', 27th SEPT Premiere, 21th OCT Broadcast NPO2)


Director: Menno Otten, Camera: Remko Schnorr, Sound: Evelien van der Molen, Edit: Saskia Kievits

This film is made within DOC25 with the support of VPRO and MEDIAFUND.

 

FACE TO FACE online

 


SHORT DOCUMENTARY

BADEMEISTERS

(Documentary, 25', Broadcast NL April 2015)

Director: Judith de Leeuw, Camera: Rogier Timmermans, Sound: Anneloes Pabbruwee & Jasnai Jansen, Edit: Patrick Schonewille, Sound design: Klink Audio, Paul Gies

This film is made within


FEATURE LENGTH DOCUMENTARY

released 2013

MUSSELS IN LOVE

(L'AMOUR DES MOULES)

SCREEN INTERNATIONAL:

“This delightful delve into the hardy mussel is a charmer of a film.”

 

A film by W.J.A. Kluijfhout

(Feature length documentary, 35mm, 73 minutes, 2012)

 

The Belgians and French look forward to it with bated breath: the start of the mussel season in the Dutch province of Zeeland, like many other aficionados? But how does this shellfish end up on our plates? And why do we love them so?

MUSSELS IN LOVE (original title L’AMOUR DES MOULES) is a feature-length documentary that reveals the life of the Zeeland mussel in an intimate, humorous way, with playful music and fascinating close-ups that turn the shell-fish into abstract art. We get to observe its complete life cycle: the mussel that loves, the mussel that holds on with all its might, and the mussel that is cast off by the storm.

On its odyssey from seabed to restaurant plate, the mussel encounters passionate enthusiasts who - like itself - fall in love, struggle and overcome. Biologist Annelies introduces us to the sex life of mussels. Then she becomes pregnant – by one of her mussels students! Top chef Sergio Herman, after a love-hate relationship with the shellfish, now specialises in preparing it. Gynaecologist Jan uses the glue of mussels to save the lives of unborn babies. And then there's the local Zeeland phenomenon of the mussel princess.

 

Filmfestivals official selection:

Film by the Sea, Nederlands Film Festival, IDFA, Berlinale, Vilnius International Film Festival, Durham USA, Jeonju South-Korea, Planete+Doc Poland, Transatlantyk Poland.

 

Awards nominated:

Magic Hour Award & Canon Cinematography Award (may 2013), Planete+Doc, Poland.

Culinary book L'AMOUR DES MOULES by 3 Michelin Topchef Sergio Herman (Oud Sluis). Sergio's mussel recipes are combined with the story's and images of the film. Publisher of the book is Tony Le Duc for Minestrone.be.

 

WWW.MUSSELSINLOVE.COM

 

BEST CINEMA POSTER 2012

 

SALES AGENT: AUTLOOK FILMS

 

* DVD L'AMOUR DES MOULES

buy here: Filmfreaks

 


DOCUMENTARY

released 2010

EGGS FOR LATER

///ei voor later

A Film by Marieke Schellart

(Documentary, 50 minutes, NCRV Dokument, 2010)

 

35 year old film maker Marieke Schellart's biological clock is ticking. She'd like to have a child and raise it, together with a man, but her knight in shining armour hasn't turned up yet. Marieke decides to get some of her unfertilised eggs frozen, to prolong her chances of fertility. It's a controversial choice which has a dramatic effect on her life.

 

EGGS FOR LATER in the media:

on De Wereld Draait Door

on Pauw & Witteman

on Facebook

on Holland Doc

 

Did you miss this?:

NCRV Dokument

EGGS FOR LATER official website

 

DIRECTOR: Marieke Schellart CAMERA & EDITING: Anneke de Lind van Wijngaarden EDITING ADVICE: Govert Janse MUSIC: Sonja van Hamel SOUND POST PRODUCTION: Diederik Idenburg & Rob van de Schootbrugge POST PRODUCTION: Postoffice Jane Bakx COLOUR CORRECTION: Daphne Maierna BROADCASTER: NCRV Dokument Jelle Peter de Ruiter & Yolande van der Blij PRODUCER: Reinette van de Stadt, POSTER Design: Sander Plug POSTER Photography: Eddo Hartmann

 

Awards:

Audience Award DokmentART 2011 Germany

Honorable Mention Belgrade Documentary Film Festival 2012 Serbia

Honorable Mention UnderhillFest 2012 Montenegro

 

Filmfestivals Official Selection:

• DocUtah (2011, USA)
• Cambridge Film Festival (2011,UK)
• 1001 Documentary Film Festival (2011, Turkey)
• DokumentART (2012, Germany)
• Rocky Mountain Women’s Film Festvial (2011, USA)
• ZagrebDox (2012, Croatia)
• POW Fest (2012, USA)
• Women's Film Festival Brattleboro (2012, USA)
• Cape Winelands Film Festival (2012, South Africa)
• Belgrade Documentary Film Festival (2012, Serbia)
• Portugal Underground Film Festival (2012, Portugal)
• Open City Docs Fest London (2012, UK)
• UnderhillFest (2012, Montenegro)
• Pineapple Underground Film Festival (2012, Hong Kong)
• Pärnu International Documentary Film Festival (2012, Estonia)
• Moscow International Festival of visual Anthropology (2012, Russia)

 

Film Markets:

Dok Leipzig (17-23 Oct 2011, Germany)

Lucerne Film Festival (19-23 Oct 2011, Swiss)

Miradas International Documentary Festival (28 Oct - 5 Nov 2011, Spain)

 

EGGS FOR LATERhas been sold to Sweden, Poland, Finland, Israel, Switzerland, Russia, France and Belgium

 

SALES AGENT: NPO SALES, Kaisa Kriek


SHORT FILM

released 2009

MISSING ///missen

OFFICIAL SELECTION CANNES FILMFESTIVAL 2009

GOUDEN KALF NOMINEE NEDERLANDS FILMFESTIVAL 2009

A film by Jochem de Vries (Short Film, 35mm, 12 minutes, 2009)

 

A mother takes her 7 year old daughter to school on the day she's to go on a school trip. Everything we see on the journey points towards something being out of the ordinary.

 

DIRECTOR: Jochem de Vries, CAMERA: Remko Schnorr, SOUND: Gideon Bijlsma, PRODUCTION DESIGN: Florian Legters, STYLING: Robert Southamer, Nicolas Boyer, SOUND DESIGN: Arno Willemstein, MUSIC: Jina Sumedi, EDITOR: Manuel Rombley, PRODUCTION MANAGER: Remco Evers, PRODUCER: Reinette van de Stadt

STILLS

 

Filmfestivals Official Selection:

SALES AGENT : PREMIUM FILMS


SHORT FILM

released 2007

BALL POSSESSION ///balbezit

A film by W.J.A. Kluijfhout (Short Film, 35mm, 8 minuten, NPSkort!2007)

 

The amateur football match at S.V Aartswoud is over. 38 year old Willen wants his ball back. While his team mates drink beer at the club house, Willem does all he can to get the ball out of the ditch where it is stuck.

  • Nederlands Filmfestival Utrecht, The Netherlands 2007
  • Very Short Movies Festival, Hollywood, USA 2008 (BEST COMEDY AWARD)
  • 11e Court du Metrage, Brussels, Belgium 2008
  • 11mm Short Kicks Festival, Berlin, Germany 2008
  • World Festival Houston, USA 2008 (SILVER REMI AWARD)
  • Cannes Short Film Corner, Cannes, France 2008
  • NYC Shortsfilmfestival, New York, USA 2008
  • Festival du Cinema, France 2008
  • Alcine 38, Madrid, Spain 2008
  • Leeds International Filmfestival, Leeds, UK 2008
  • Guangzhou International Documentary Festival, China 2008
  • Festival du Premier Plans, Angers, France 2009
  • Heart of Gold, Queensland, Australia 2009
  • 12e Court du Metrage, Brussels, Belgium 2008

 


ANIMATION

released 2007

BLACK AS INK

///zwarte inkt

(Animation, 4 minutes, from the film Black Ink, 2007)

 

An innocent girl sits on a table, floating at sea. When a storm arises, she meets a snake, and an enormous toe biter. After three days at sea, she encounters a mouse with a good idea.

 

ANIMATION: Marloes Albers DIRECTORS: Willemiek Kluijfhout & Marloes Albers DRAWINGS AND TEXT: Wim Hofman PRODUCER: Reinette van de Stadt

  • Festival: Nederlands Filmfestival Utrecht, The Netherlands 2007

 


DOCUMENTARY

released 2006

BLACK INK

///zo zwart als inkt

A film by W.J.A. Kluijfhout

(Documentary, 50 minutes, Omroep Zeeland & Mediafonds, 2006)

 

The documentary is a portrait of Wim Hoffman, the acclaimed Zeelandic writer. His work has won many prestigious prizes for children's literature. As a writer, poet and artist Wim Hoffman has established his own creative language. He illustrates his own stories. They are often bleak stories, with unhappy beginnings and unhappy endings. Not run of the mill fairy tales or sugar sweet children's books. Luckily humour and fantasy provide an escape from the melancholy.

 

DIRECTOR: Willemiek Kluijfhout PRODUCER: Reinette van de Stadt CAMERA: Hans Bouma SOUND: Alex Booy en Rob Dul EDITOR: Katarina Turler MIX: Rob Dul ANIMATION: Studio C, Marloes Albers BROADCASTER: Omroep Zeeland

 

Festival: Film By the Sea Vlissingen 2006

 


TRAILER

released 2006

FILM BY THE SEA

On the 1st of August 2006 we shot the trailer for the Film by the Sea Filmfestival, in Vlissingen. The (30") promo was shown in cinemas and at the festival in Vlissingen.

 

DIRECTOR: Willemiek Kluijfhout CAMERA: Remko Schnorr

PRODUCTION MANAGER: Hans Mulder

PRODUCER: Reinette van de Stadt, commissioned by Film by the Sea


DOCUMENTARY

released 2005

THINGS TO COME

///de dingen die komen

A film by W.J.A. Kluijfhout

(Documentary, 50 minutes, Omroep Zeeland & Mediafonds, 2005)

 

In THINGS TO COME we spend two days with Jan Rouw (96). Jan enjoys life in the old people's home where he lives, he has good friends and is in an unusual band with one of his neighbours. A 'feel good' documentary about happiness late in life.

 

DIRECTOR: Willemiek Kluijfhout PRODUCER: Reinette van de Stadt CAMERA: Hans Bouma SOUND: Rob Dul EDITOR: Bertil Dubach

 


DOCUMENTARY

released 2002

SURVIVING THE WATER

///boven water

A film by W.J.A. Kluijfhout

(Documentary, 10 x 18 minuten, Omroep Zeeland & Mediafonds, 2002)

Ten portraits show the impact of the flood disaster of 1953. Personal stories, images and associations give us insight into the disaster and its effects.

 

DIRECTOR: Willemiek Kluijfhout PRODUCER: Reinette van de Stadt CAMERA: Jacko van ‘t Hof SOUND: Rob Dul EDITOR: Bertil Dubach

 

Watch the films online:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ybHSiayxb4

 

 


DOCUMENTARY

released 2000

KAFIRBILLAH

A film by W.J.A. Kluijfhout

(Documentary, 40 min, Netherlands Film & Television Academy, 2000)

 

KAFIRBILLAH takes place, on the eve of the year 2000, in Pieter van der Doesstraat in West Amsterdam. The film documents the film-maker's attempts to film a young Morrocan girl who lives nearby. She manages to film in the houses of her neighbours from Surinam and Turkey. But Sanae won't open her door. Why?

 

DIRECTOR: Willemiek Kluijfhout PRODUCTION: Reinette van de Stadt CAMERA: Robert Jaap de Lange SOUND: Helene Wackers EDITOR: Erik van Breemen


DOCUMENTARY

released 199

TIALDA

15 YEARS


It is December. Tialda is fifteen but she doesn't want to celebrate the Eve of St Nicholas with her family. She can't enjoy herself because she knows she will have to leave home soon. She would rather celebrate with her boyfriend, or with other friends. TIALDA 15 JAAR is about the weeks just before Tialda leaves home. At first sight, Tialda is just a normal teenager, but it quickly becomes apparent that her parents are no longer her official guardians. The documentary is about the sadness and anger, the power and powerlessness of both mother and daughter, just before Tialda is taken away from her parents by the authorities.

 

A film by W.J.A. Kluijfhout

(Documentary, 35 minutes, Netherlands Film & Television Academy, 1999)

 

DIRECTOR: Willemiek Kluijfhout PRODUCTION: Reinette van de Stadt CAMERA: Hester Jonkhout SOUND: Rik Hut EDITOR: Wouter Crusio

 

Festival: IDFA Kids & Docs, Amsterdam 1999


IN DEVELOPMENT

FEATURE FILM

HONG KONG SISTER

(Feature Film, NL / HONG KONG, 90 minutes, expected 2016)

 

Set against the backdrop of booming Hong Kong, a dysfunctional family finds itself confronted with loss. A young woman's husband and child die in a car-crash. She decides she no longer wants to live.

 

DIRECTOR Yan Ting Yuen

WRITER Aliefka Bijlsma

PRODUCER Reinette van de Stadt

 

HONG KONG SISTER is selected for TIES THAT BIND, EAVE workshop in Italy (April 2013) and in Busan, South-Korea (October 2013).

 

HONG KONG SISTER is selected for the ACE Coproduction Lab in Hong Kong, march 2013.

 

HONG KONG SISTER participant of EAVE Producers Workshop 2012.

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

NEWS:

* CHINA'S VAN GOGH get support of IDFA BERTHA FUND! Cinema release late 2016.

 

* Now available DVD Sergio Herman, FUCKING PERFECT. Buy here.

 

* TV broadcastSergio Herman, FUCKING PERFECT in the Netherlands. See the film here:

NPO Gemist

 

* Stay updated here:

* 35.000 admissions forSergio Herman, FUCKING PERFECT!

 

* BADEMEISTERS broadcast see here: NPO GEMIST

 

* Premiere Fucking Perfect in Amsterdam and Antwerp!

 

* Menno Otten wins DDG Award for Face to Face!

 

* Sergio Herman, FUCKING PERFECT 12 March in Cinema's see official trailer here

 

* Sergio Herman, FUCKING PERFECT premiered at Berlinale 2015

 


FEATURE LENGTH

DOCUMENTARY

in post production

(minority co-production)

CHINA'S VAN GOGH

(Documentary, CHINA / NL / FRANCE, 90 min, expected 2016)

 

DIRECTOR Haibo YU

PRODUCER Tianqi YU

COPRODUCERS Reinette van de Stadt, Fabrice Esteve, Christian Poppe

Pitch @ IDFA Forum 2014

 


FEATURE LENGTH DOCUMENTARY

released May 2015

(minority co-production)

THE ACCIDENTAL

ROCKSTAR

(Feature length documentary, NORWAY / NL 90 min, 2015)

director: Igor Devold

producer: Ingvil Giske for Medieoperatorene

"The Accidental Rock Star" is a music-documentary telling the story of the iconic rock band, Kaizers Orchestra, through band member Helge Risa – the "man with a gas mask."

 

Composer: Paul van Brugge

Postproduciton: Loods, Lux Lumen

Production Netherlands: Nienke Rispens

 


FEATURE LENGTH DOCUMENTARY

development

SEX AND OYSTERS

(Feature length documentary, 90 min, expected 2016)

director: W.J.A. Kluijfhout

 

Everything you always wanted to know about oysters but were afraid to ask.

 

SEX AND OYSTERS wins pitch @ Leipzig

 

THIS PROJECT WILL BE PRODUCED BY OLIVIA SOPHIE VAN LEEUWEN @ 100% HALAL


FEATURE LENGTH DOCUMENTARY

development

MY NAME IS NOBODY

(Feature length documentary, 80 min, expected 2016)

director: Denise Janzee

writer: Tamara Vuurmans

 

One man in between two of the most famous Italians in cinema, Sergio Leone and Ennio Morricone. Only... He didn’t make it. A film about fame, misfortune and stardom.

 

 

THIS PROJECT WILL BE PRODUCED BY PAUL RUVEN @ TALENT UNITED


FEATURE LENGTH DOCUMENTARY

development

THE THREE LIVES OF MY FATHER

(Documentary, NL / HONG KONG / CHINA, 90 min, expected 2015)


After 40 years of immigrant life in Europe the parents of filmdirector Yan Ting Yuen decide to move back to their homeland Hong Kong. Forever.

 

DIRECTOR Yan Ting Yuen
PRODUCER Reinette van de Stadt

 

With the support of

and

and

Pitch @ Thessaloniki Docs March 2014

 

THIS PROJECT WILL BE PRODUCED BY IRIS LAMMERTSMA @ WITFILM