Topkapi Films

Frans van Gestel, Arnold Heslenfeld & Laurette Schillings
Kloveniersburgwal 131-III | 1011 KD Amsterdam
+31 203032494
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Topkapi develops and (co)produces television series, feature films, and nonfiction productions for the Dutch and international market. It strives to build long-term relationships with writers, directors and coproducers. Topkapi Films is run by Frans van Gestel, Arnold Heslenfeld and Laurette Schillings. Robert Oey leads Topkapi Nonfiction. Titles successfully (co)produced include Instinct, Girl, Tailgate, Another Round, Layla M., Benedetta, Land and Belgica.


The Arrow

Director & Screenwriter: Sam de Jong. Country: NL. Status: in development. Sort: feature-length film. Genre: drama. 

When the maladjusted Eva is released from prison after twenty years, she does everything in her power to regain the love of her now grown-up son Stijn. Her boundless mission does not bring her closer to Stijn, but all the closer to herself.

De Life

Director: Giancarlo Sanchez. Screenwriters: Chris Westendorp, Ashar Medina, Wander Theunis. Country: NL. Status: in development. Sort: series. Genre: drama, crime. 

Glenn and Yola are a couple like many others: with ambitions, dreams, willpower and a carefree future ahead of them. A twist of fate throws them into a spiral of escalation, which forces them to face their expectations of themselves and each other. Play it safe, or live on the edge? Were their sobriety and rigorous work attitude just a mask they were wearing to fit in? Or will they have to channel their inner crook in order to win in a tough world?