Like a fresh splash of... blood! The one and only Mr. Horror (aka JAN DOENSE) will join us and bring all his unique style to a terrific session with Horror movies. Mr. Horror also invited producers HERMAN SLAGTER and SAN FU MALTHA to talk about the brand new 'Genre Film Lobby Group', which aims to find financing for a slate of low-budget genre movies. They are also planning to launch a VOD portal where they will present only Dutch short horror and other genre movies.
JAN DOENSE aka Mr Horror, producer
Jan Doense studied law at Amsterdam University and film at the Netherlands Film Academy, the New York Film Academy and the Binger Film Lab in Amsterdam. In 2015 he took part in the renowned producers' workshop EAVE. For his work in the Dutch film world, he was made a Knight in the Order of Orange Nassau in 2008.
Jan started his film career as a journalist for Skoop and de Filmkrant. From 1984 to 2007 he organized the annual Imagine Film Festival, formerly known as The Weekend of Terror and the Amsterdam Fantastic Film Festival. He was also the initiator of The Night of Bad Taste, The All-Night Horror Show and the Halloween Horror Show.
In 2001, Jan wrote and directed the short film R.I.P., "a zombie movie for the whole family" starring Manouk van der Meulen and Huub van der Lubbe. This was the first short film to receive a Platinum Film industry award for more than 250,000 spectators in Dutch cinemas. In 2004, Jan directed the short science fiction film FAR AWAY, starring Victor Löw and Huub van der Lubbe and in 2011 produced and directed the short NOISE, starring Mirjam de Rooij and Victor Löw. 2015 saw the US home entertainment release of CHEESEHEAD BLUES, a feature-length documentary about the delta blues scene of Clarksdale, Mississippi which Jan produced and directed.
SAN FU MALTHA, producer / distributor
San Fu Maltha has started organizing marketing campaigns for the films COCKTAIL (1989) and BATMAN (1989). Then he focused on the production of films. In 1995, San Fu founded Fu Works production company, which has grown into one of the leading film production companies in the country, producer of movies such as ZWARTBOEK (2006), SÜSKIND (2012), MEET ME IN VENICE (2015) and most recently ALBERTA (2016). San Fu also founded the distribution company Periscoop Film (in collaboration with Submarine), distributor of films such as YOUR NAME (2017), LIEFDE IS AARDAPPELEN (2017) and the documentary WHITNEY: CAN I BE ME (2017).
HERMAN SLAGTER, producer
Herman Slagter studied law at the Erasmus University Rotterdam. In 2002 he started Riverpark Films and produced and directed his first short film KATVANGERS, starring Herman den Blijker, Jules Deelder and John Buysman. A year later Herman produced FIGHTING FISH, the first ever Dutch martial arts film with, starring Kim Ho Kim and Chantal Janzen. The film premiered at the International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) and was released theatrically in Dutch cinemas by UIP. In 2009 Herman co-produced the Irish film SENSATION, starring Domhnall Gleeson. SENSATION received rave reviews and was selected for many international film festivals including the IFFR, TIFF (Toronto), the BFI London Film Festival and the Galway Film Fleadh.
In 2012 Herman produced Richard “FRANKENSTEIN’S ARMY” Raaphorst’s 30-minute film THE ROCKETEER, which was again selected for the IFFR and the BFI London Film Festival. In the same year, Herman produced the feature-length documentary THE ONPLAATSBAREN directed by René Hazekamp, which was nominated for Best Dutch Documentary at the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) and was selected for Locarno International Film Festival.
Herman followed many post-graduate training courses for producers, including the Binger Film Lab, EAVE (European Audio Visual Entrepreneurs) ECAFIC (European Certificate in Audiovisual Financing and Commercialisation), Digital Strategies & Distribution and Legal and Financial Aspects of Co-Production at the Erich Pommer Film Institute.
In our Official Selection:
Maarten Groen | Fiction | 11:40
The Italian Salvatore Luciano spends his last days in a Dutch retirement home. He has a laborious relationship with the caretaker Stefan, who scoffs and tramples him. But Salvatore's revenge is sweet. For one last time, he revisits his Mafia past.
Nico van den Brink | Fiction | 4:55
Elin's upstairs neighbours are getting on her nerves.