The Dutch doc Look What You Made Me Do, produced by Witfilm and written/directed by Coco Schrijber, has been granted a financial contribution of €114,917 in the latest round of Production Investment support.
Meanwhile, €52,871 was granted to BALDR Film’s Oh Father, I Don’t Want To Hate You, directed by Dawood Hilmandi
In Schrijber’s film, Luka is fighting for her life in a violent marriage. Four female killers, who murdered their husbands out of love, fear or rage, comment on her struggle. A film like a punch in the stomach about women as perpetrators, in contrast to women as eternal victims. The Dutch expenditure is on director, script, director of photography, editor, sound recordist, sound designer, composer, production manager, post production supervisor
In Oh Father, I Don’t Want To Hate You, years after he ran away from home as a boy to find freedom in the ‘West’, an Afghan‐Dutch filmmaker goes back to challenge himself and his authoritarian father, and questions him about the notion of freedom. Dutch expenditure covers director, script, cast, sound designer, composer, production manager, post production supervisor
The first round of the Netherlands Film Production Incentive of 2020 saw contributions to 15 productions totalling €6.8 million. These include 11 feature films, 2 documentaries and 2 drama series, including 4 international co-productions.
These contributions are expected to generate more than €24 million in production expenses in the Netherlands across the entire spectrum of Dutch film professionals and film companies.
The next application round for Netherlands Film Production Incentive for both film productions and high-end TV series is May 6, 2020.
The Netherlands Film Production Incentive offers a financial contribution in the form of a cash rebate on the qualifying production costs that are demonstrably spent in the Netherlands.