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), DAFF (Dutch Academy For Film) and OTP (Independent Television Producers)
“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 Dutch film in one year (more then 1 million), 3 Golden Film Awards for more than 150.000 cinema visitors, as well as many selections and awards at international Film Festivals, such as Berlin (2 times), a retrospective at Karlo Vivary Film Festival. Creative producer of a successful Dutch crime series (setting up the first season, co-writing 13 episodes and filming it, from scratch until broadcasting for a average 1.3 million viewers within 12 months), producer of more than 50 titles.
CESSPIT HOLLAND -documentary, director Wilfried Koomen, In-depth research into environmental crime in the Netherlands. Environmental investigators tell in the documentary ‘Cesspit Holland’ how fraudulent waste companies have been able to operate undisturbed for decades. Commissioning editor Jelle Peter de Ruiter. Producer broadcaster KRO NCRV Dokument Yolande van der Blij. Producer Talent United Paul Ruven
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)
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”)
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
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?
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
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
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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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