Pieter van Huystee Film
1015 NA Amsterdam
+ 31 (0)20 4 21 0606
Producer & Founder
Pieter van Huystee (born in 1956) started as a photographer for illustrated magazines. After working at a public broadcasting company he became creative director of IDTV. In this period he mainly did entertainment programmes, but also got in touch with Johan van der Keuken and produced one of his documentaries, ‘Brass Unbound’
In 1995 Pieter van Huystee started his own production company. Since then he has produced documentaries, feature films and single plays with well-known Dutch directors like Johan van der Keuken, Heddy Honigmann and Peter Delpeut. Besides, several young filmmakers got the opportunity to realise their plans in cooperation with Pieter van Huystee Film.
By combining daring with decisiveness, Pieter van Huystee Film has nowadays become one of the leading Dutch independent production companies, highly esteemed for the quality and wide range of its projects. In 1999 the distribution department Public Film was added, which sets out to release ‘Dutch Docs’ in local cinemas. Moreover, many van Huystee documentaries and features are screened at festivals all over the world and have been awarded many firstname.lastname@example.org
Simone Merkus studied Film and Television at the University of Amsterdam and finished the Film and Television Academy in Amsterdam in 2008. She started working for Pieter van Huystee Film in 2009 and has been taking care of the festivals affairs ever email@example.com
Curien Kroon started as office manager at Pieter van Huystee Film in 2007. During the years she developed herself within the company and is now also responsible for the publicity and sales firstname.lastname@example.org
Hans Dortmans studied cultural psychology at the University of Nijmegen. He followed a one-year master class at the Dutch Film and Television Academy before he started working as a researcher and editor of different television programs at IDTV Film Productions. There he met Pieter van Huystee. He joined Pieter when he founded his own film production company.
Hans has been working for Pieter van Huystee Film for almost 15 years. He was researcher and co-writer for over 30 documentaries. In 2010, he directed his first film, Divine Pig. His documentary was selected for several international film festivals and won the Golden Merit award at the 2010 Taiwan international Documentary Filmfestival.
Hans is a regular lecturer on documentary research at the IDFA workshop and the Polytechnic of Amsterdam. Currently he is the head of development at Pieter van Huystee Film.email@example.com