Hazazah Pictures is an award-winning production company based in Amsterdam, owned by producers Maarten Kuit en Jeroen van den Idsert. We love creative storytelling and aspire to tell a wide range of compelling, outspoken and well-layered stories. We collaborate closely with our team of producers, directors, researchers, and writers, and enjoy being inspired by new talent, as much as we like to work with experienced filmmakers. Our repertoire covers both documentary and drama productions ranging from original, light-hearted stories to urgent social matters. So far this has resulted in over 35 productions, which have gathered awards at international film festivals such as IDFA, the Golden Globes, Berlinale and Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen.
Currently we are developing Hanna van Niekerk’s sci-fi drama Anthill, Jelle de Jonge’s roadmovie De Terugreis, Maarten Treurniet’s thriller Below the Surface and Rob Lücker’s western The Brute of the Moor.
Director: Jelle de Jonge. Screenwriter: Marijn de Wit. Country: NL. Status: In production. Release: 2022. Sort: feature film. Duration: 90 min. Genre: drama, roadmovie.
Reluctantly, a bitter aged man drives his demented wife to Spain to pay a last visit to a dying friend. In their old car, with road maps in their laps, the bickering couple drives through a Europe that has completely changed. As their journey unfolds, he slowly starts to soften up and learns what it means love again.
Director & Screenwriter: Hanna van Niekerk. Country: NL. Status: in development. Release: 2022. Sort: feature-length film. Duration: 90 min. Genre: science fiction drama.
In a near, dystopian future, the world has become so overpopulated that countries are forced to cut back on their citizens. Some are given a last chance to plead their case for a commission. The unemployed thirty-year-old Nana Mus is one of them. If she fails to convince the commission that she is of value for the future of human kind, she will be ‘recycled’.
Anthill is a sci-fi drama film about performance pressure, our place and value in this world, and the countless ways human beings will fight for their existence.