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, documentaries and drama series.
They have an extensive network of co-producers and financiers like ITVS, the British Film Institute, Eurimages, Chios Investments, Al Jazeera and Netflix.
Vital to their approach is the close collaboration with writers and directors to develop intelligent, character-driven audience favourites (Soof 1 and Soof 2 €14 million box office The Netherlands, Ventoux) and accessible art-house films (Nena - Berlinale Generation Plus 2015, The Idol - TIFF 2016, The Reports on Sarah and Saleem - Tiger Jury Award IFFR 2018).
Recently September Film Production's Pim Hermeling acquired an interest in KeyFilm, integrating both parties expertise to further expand KeyFilm's international position and co-productions.
The producers and their productions won numerous (inter)national awards (click for list of Awards), including an Oscar® nomination for Twin Sisters, an Emmy, three times the Prix Europa and the Tiger Jury Award. They scored box office hits with Twin Sisters, Nynke, Bride Flight and Soof 1 & 2 and their films were screened in competition in Berlin (Nena, Chopsticks, Bluebird), Locarno (Katia’s Sister), Toronto (Antonia, Unfinished Sky, The Idol) and San Sebastian (Godforsaken, Silent City).
Recent titles a.o.:
- The Palestinian-German-Mexican-Dutch co-production The Reports on Sarah and Saleem by Rami and Muayad Alayan, world premiere Tiger Competition IFFR 2018, release mid 2018
- Craving, based on the award winning novel by Esther Gerritsen, directed by Saskia Diesing, release March 15th 2018
- Series Soof: A New Beginning, now on Videoland and RTL4
- In production: Belgium co-production Tench by Patrice Toye, Melvin Moti's Dreamlife, Soof de Series 2 and relation comedy In Love and War
Hanneke and Hans are guest tutors of respectively the Netherlands Film and Television Academy, EAVE and Theatre Academy Maastricht. They are members of ACE, EFA, the Netherlands producers association FPN and the European producers association EPC.