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Founders and producers Hanneke Niens (former co-founder and producer of IDTV Film) and Hans de Wolf (former producer of Egmond Film) develop and produce features and TV drama. They have an extensive network of co-producers and financiers like ITVS, the British Film Institute, Eurimages, Chios Investments, AI Jazeera and Netflix.
KeyFilm develops intelligent, character-driven audience favourites (Soof and Soof 2 €14 million box office The Netherlands, VENTOUX) and art-house films (Nena- Berlinale Special Mention Jury Award 2015, The Idol – Toronto International Film Festival 2016, The Reports on Sarah and Saleem - Tiger Competition, HBF Jury Award International Film Festival Rotterdam 2018).
The producers won numerous (inter)national awards, including an Oscar nomination for Twin Sisters, a Crystal Bear for Bluebird, an Emmy and three times the Prix Europa. They scored box office hits with Twin Sisters, Nynke, Bride Flight, Oysters at Nam Kee's and Soof 1&2. Their films were screened in competition in Berlin (Nena, Chopsticks, Bluebird), Locarno (Katia's Sister), TIFF (Nynke, Unfinished Sky, The Idol), San Sebastian (Godforsaken, Silent City) and IFFR (The Beast in the Jungle (world premiere Jannuary 2019) Beyond Sleep, Craving, The Reports on Sarah and Saleem)
Recent titles a.o.:
• The English language co-production The Beast in the Jungle by Clara Van Gool (Emmy Award Enter Achilles), world premiere at IFFR 2019 ;
• English language drama Dreamlife by Melvin Moti and co-production Tench by Belgian director Patrice Toye (Rosie ;
• Comedy So What is Love, directed by Aniëlle Webster (No Such Thing as Housewives)
THE BEAST IN THE JUNGLE 2018
Director: Clara van Gool
Screenplay: Clara Van Gool, Glyn Maxwell
Cast: Dane Jeremy Hurst, Sarah Reynolds, Claire Johnston
The Beast in the Jungle is a film adaptation of Henry James’ 19th century novella of the same name. Set in a remote English country mansion and stretching from the Jamesian era to a globalised present-day setting, the film uses dance to recount the epic and unconventional love story of John Marcher (Dane Jeremy Hurst) and May Bartram (Sarah Reynolds). During a chance encounter ten years after first meeting, May reminds John that he once revealed to her a deep and menacing conviction that his life would be defined by a life-changing experience – one that was waiting for him “like a Beast in the Jungle.” Intrigued by his continued belief in this foreboding secret, May decides to stay by John’s side and soon develops feelings of genuine love for him. John is not able to reciprocate her devotion, preferring instead to resume his shallow life as a travelling businessman. Only when it’s too late, does John realize that the beast had already sprung in the jungle of his life.
World premiere at the International Film Festival Rotterdam 2019
THE REPORTS ON SARAH AND SALEEM 2018
Genre: Drama, Adventure
Director: Muayad Alayan
Screenplay: Rami Alayan
Cast: Adeeb Safadi, Sivane Kretchner, Ishai Golan, Maisa Abd Elhadi
The affaire of a married Palestinian man and a married Israeli woman in Jerusalem takes a dangerous political dimension when they are spotted in the wrong place at the wrong time leaving them to deal with more than their broken marriages.
World premiere at the International Film Festival Rotterdam in Tiger Competition 2018
SOPHIE 2 (A.K.A. SOOF 2) 2016
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Director: Esmé Lammers
Screenplay: Marjolein Beumer
Cast: Lies Visschedijk, Fedja van Huêt
Life can really suck from time to time, but if we all do our best eventually we will enjoy it. After a good dose of marriage counselling Soof and Kasper decide to go their separate ways. Soof tries to look on the bright side, but loses control over her already chaotic life. Her restaurant is not inspiring anymore, the kids are preoccupied and Kasper hits on a very young girl. Soof pulls herself together and meets the handsome chief cook and ‘foodie' Bauke. He appears to be a real magician in the kitchen and sees Soof for who she really is. But is he really the solution to Soof’s marital problems?
Platina Award for box office success (6.500.000 box office in The Netherlands)