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TALENT UNITED PRODUCES APPEALING MOVIES, DOCUMENTARIES, TV DRAMA AND OTHER VISUAL ENTERTAINMENT

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This story of Ernest Hemingway of just 6 words has everything in it. Talent United believes in stories for film, television and other media that have it all. And we believe that each project has its own perfect mix of talent necessary to be successful. We initiate, develop and (co-)produce film, television and other media for the Dutch and international market. This website gives an idea of ongoing and completed projects. Member of European Film Academy, DPN (Documentary Producers Netherlands) and OTP (Independent Television Producers)

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“It is the team”.

Famous words. So true. It’s the magic of the team and the collaboration with each other, that makes the production. Experience in the world of film, TV series, and documentary is essential. Emmy nominated CEO Paul Ruven started his career 25 years ago at the Dutch Film Academy, where he co-wrote “Alaska”, which won the Academy Award for best foreign student film. 3 Golden Calf Awards (“the Dutch Oscar”) and 1 Rembrandt Award for the most admissions for a film followed, as well as many selections and awards at international Film Festivals, such as Berlin.

Productions 2017:

MY NAME IS NOBODY – documentary, 80 min, director Denise Janzee, selected for IDFA 2017. A search for a classmate of film director Sergio Leone and film composer Ennio Morricone in Rome, this film explores the magical aura of fame. A film about fame and the glimmer of living in the shadows.

THE YEAR OF THE TRUTH – documentary, 85 min, director Hans Heijnen, about the two sides in a little but very ambitious and competitive village that will find their climax in two soccer teams, which divide the little village on any level (in production)

SEX DING – drama 40 min, director and screenwriter Simone van Dusseldorp, about a young girl whose private picture is posted by her angry friend on the internet (with HUMAN and Mediafonds)

LOST DAUGHTER – drama 40 min, director Martijn Maria Smits, screenwriter Jacqueline Epskamp, about the dilemma of an older couple what to do with a young girl of a refugee, who wants them to keep it  away from the autorities (with HUMAN and Mediafonds)

HANY ABU-ASSAD: GAZA OR HOLLYWOOD – documentary, 55/80 min, director Wilfried Koomen, about the controversial Palestinian director of world famous low budget movies in his country who now is going to direct a Hollywood blockbuster with superstars Kate Winslet and Idris Elba in the ice cold Canadian mountains “The mountain between us” (in production)

SAFE – drama, 80 min, director Paul Ruven, screenwriter Mark Gaspercic. The child of the NSA director is kidnapped. They want him to betray the privacy of all citizens and make him the next Edward Snowden with a devious marketing plan. With Fiona Dourif (“Dirk Gently, holistic detective agency”, “True Blood”) and Jason London (“Dazed and confused”).

OSSIP – documentary 55 min, director Anduo Lucia Kaatee, about the intriguing artist Ossip (in production)

PROJECT X – documentary 90 min, secret until broadcast on public television (december 2017)

HOSTAGE X – drama, 85 min, director Paul Ruven, screenwriter Mark Gaspercic.  What if you wake up, you can’t remember who you are and you have 90 minute to find out why these people want to kill you? With Jason London (“Dazed and confused”) and Stefanie Joosten (Silent from “Metal gear solid : The phantom pain”)

Productions 2016:

ROBIN’S ROAD MOVIE– International Emmy 2017 nominated documentary, 52 min, director Simone de Vries, a famous Dutch photographer decides to travel 10.000 miles on a Harley Davidson through the USA to find new inspiration and get rid of her fears

ALPHEN’S DRAMA – documentary, 55 min, director Wilfried Koomen, about the first Columbine shooting in the Netherlands, in a shopping centre in the little village of Alphen

THE CRISIS CARAVAN – drama, 50 min, director Boris Paval Conen, about an idealist who wants to bring food and medicine through enemy lines in Africa

WIBI SOERJADI – documentary, 52 min, director Anne-Marieke Graafmans, about a famous Dutch pianoplayer, a genius, that struggles with his father’s dementia

productions 2015:

MY SON IS JIHADIST – drama, 40 min, director Sander Burger, about the struggle of a father who sees his son radicalizing to a IS warrior

THE PRICE OF THE TRUTH – drama, 40 min, director Danyael Sugawara, about a medical fault: Two IV baby cells are switched in mothers, that have their last chance to get a baby. Should we tell the truth or wait?

SOCCER MILLIONAIR FROM EAST – documentary, 85 min, director Carin Goeijers, about a Dutch-Moroccan soccerplayer in Russia, that misses his family in Holland and Morocco, that wishes he would marry

MARCO: THE WAY BACK– documentary, 80 min, director Denise Janzee, about a famous opera singer, that fell from grace when his car killed a person. He dreams of singing the Mattheus Passion one more time, but if the public will give him that chance?

productions 2014:

MAR EN SIEN – documentary, 35 min, director Marja Kok en Paul Ruven

ZORG OM ZORG – documentary, 52 min, director Frans Bromet

THE LOVE OF MY LIFE –  drama, 40 min, director Boris Paval Conen

THE LOST SON – drama, 40 min, director Jaap van Heusden

TOUCHED – drama, 40 min, director Sander Burger

JOUW RECHT, MIJN RECHT – documentary, 10 X 10 min, director Frans Bromet

THE SURRENDER – drama, 90 min, director Paul Ruven

T.I.M. – drama, 90 min, director Rolf van Eijk

productions 2013:

SYMBIOSIS – drama 40 min, director Mijke de Jong

MI KULPA – drama 40 min, director Sharif Korver

A SECOND CHANCE – drama, 40 min, director Sander Burger

THE FLIGHT CHURCH – drama, 25 min, director Kees Vlaanderen en Paul Ruven

USHI MUST MARRY – drama 90 min, director Paul Ruven

TULA THE MOVIE – drama 90 min, director Jeroen Leijnders

ROBBIE GOES TO HOLLYWOOD – drama, 10 X 10 min, director Arnhem & Noel Deelen

productions 2012:

THE BOMBARDEMENT – drama 110 min, director Ate de Jong

KILL ZOMBIE – drama 90 min, director van den Eshof/Smits

MAN IN THE CRECHE – drama 25 min, director Paul Ruven

UNDER THE WEIGHT OF CLOUDS – drama, director Martijn Maria Smits

ACCORDING MAGAZINE “LIBELLE” – documentary 90 min, director Juul Bovenberg

THE GOLDEN MARRIAGE – drama 25 min, director Kees Vlaanderen, Paul Ruven

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in development:

MY BEST FRIEND ANNE FRANK – drama 110 min, a drama about the real story of Anne’s Frank best friend Hannah Goslar, who was seperated from her, but saw her again in the concentration camp next to her concentration camp in Bergen Belsen.

MA – drama about the real life story of the struggle of a son, a well known journalist with the dementia of his mother.

SUDDENLY – drama 90 min, a drama about a girl that dreams of being a movie star. When she gets that chance in Japan, a brain tumor is discovered. She needs immediate medical care, but she chooses for her dream.

SEVEN ROADS CROSSING – drama, 90 min, a famous mystery by Tonke Dragt, director Pim van Hoeve, writers Edward Stelder and Anna Pauwels

 

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