New Amsterdam Film Company

Sander Verdonk, Julius Ponten, Thomas den Drijver, Miel van Welzen & Karlijn Landman
Raamgracht 6 | 1011 KK Amsterdam
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New Amsterdam is an independent film company that operates like a studio. It develops, produces, and releases highend visual narratives. While being firmly rooted in contemporary culture, New Amsterdam Film Company combines an international network, production knowhow, craftsmanship and marketing knowledge.

“In film we trust.”


Director: Daniel Bruce. Screenwriter: Ian Bruce. Cast: tba. Country: NL/SA. Co-producer: tba. Status: development. Release: 2020. Sort: feature-length film. Duration: 100 min. Genre: drama. Distribution/sales: tba.

Groundswell is set on the West Coast of South Africa, in a village dominated by illegal diamond trade. It tells the story of the friendship between Johan, a white diamond diver, and Thami, a black gardener. Johan carries a dark secret: as a police officer in the Apartheid regime, he killed an innocent black man. To ease his conscience, he has made promises to Thami about a future of wealth. When Smit, a rich, retired business man, arrives in the village, revelations are made that make the friends question the nature of their friendship.

According to Tradition

Director & Screenwriter: Michiel ten Horn. Cast: tba. Country: NL/tba. Co-producers: looking for partners. Status: in development. Release: 2021. Sort: feature-length film. Duration: 100 min. Genre: black comedy. Distribution/sales: tba.

Jos, a proud man past his prime, suspects there’s “something wrong” with his bloodline. His daughter doesn’t take him seriously, his wife wonders what went wrong, and his criminal empire has crumbled – if it ever existed. Although he never viewed himself as a failure, he has to acknowledge that he is doomed. While desperately trying to fix a drug deal gone disastrously wrong, he searches for the answer to the question: Who or what is punishing me?

According to Tradition – a black comedy about family, drugs and the importance of stories