NL Film is a creative, leading production company that specialises in feature films and television drama. Thanks to its great affinity with contemporary audiences, NL Film provides a wide range of high-quality productions for every target group.
This Amsterdam-based production house was founded in 2001 by Johan Nijenhuis and Alain de Levita. Nijenhuis left the company in 2010, and De Levita announced his departure at the end of 2017. Since January 2018, the day-to-day running of the company is in the hands of a three-strong management team made up of Kaja Wolffers, Ronald Versteeg and Sabine Brian.
Since its foundation, NL Film has built up an impressive oeuvre of short and feature-length films, youth drama and television series. A striking feature of the company’s output is the breadth of target groups it has been able to reach. Its television drama portfolio ranges from (public broadcaster) NPO series Penoza, The Menten Case and Mother, I Want to Join the Cabaret to drama series Black Tulip, Bluff and Aaf for the commercial broadcasters.
Thanks to a diverse range of feature films, including The Resistance Banker, Love over Distance, Tonio, Men In the City 1&2, In my father's garden and telefilms such as Rhubarb and The Strongest Man in Holland, NL Film is one of the most active, talked-about contemporary Dutch film producers.
Many of the company’s productions have won awards and/or nominations, including Tonio, the Dutch Oscar submission for 2016, two International Emmy Kids Awards for telefilm Rhubarb and kids series Casper and the Christmas Angels, and On the Way to Boxing Eve, which was awarded the Cinekid Audience Award by that children’s festival’s young audiences.