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Hazazah Pictures is a young and independent production company based in Amsterdam. We love creative storytelling and we are always on the lookout for new talent to collaborate with, which has resulted in over 25 productions up to date. Our repertoire covers both documentary and drama productions ranging from original, light-hearted stories to urgent social matters. Currently we are developing Hanna van Niekerk’s sci-fi drama The Anthill set in a dystopian future, Arne Toonens feature Playboy Priest and historical drama The Silent about the turbulent life of William of Orange. Master of the ship is Maarten Kuit with an extensive track record in film production.
Director & Screenwriter: Hanna van Niekerk. Country: NL. Status: in development. Release: 2019. Sort: feature-length film. Duration: 90 min. Genre: science fiction drama.
In the near future, the world has become so overpopulated that countries are forced to cut down on their citizens. But before making the complicated and difficult decision who is allowed to stay alive, people get a last opportunity to defend their value in front of a commission. The unemployed animator and part-time clothing seller Nana Bird (29) is one of them. If she fails to convince the commission (and herself) that she is of any value for the future of human kind, she will be ‘recycled’.
The Anthill is a sci-fi drama film about performance pressure, our place and value in this world and the countless ways human beings will fight for their existence.
Director: Arne Toonen. Screenwriters: Thomas van der Ree, Joost Reijmers. Country: NL/BE/LU. Co-producer: Rinkelfilm (NL), Samsa Film (LU), Zilvermeer Productions (BE). Status: pre-production. Release: 2019. Sort: feature-length film. Duration: 90 min. Genre: drama. Distributor: Dutch FilmWorks.
After being educated at a 1970s seminary where you can sin as long as you’re really sorry, Koen Kusters moves easily between Sunday mass, brothel and bar. How can he warn his flock against life’s temptations, if he hasn’t experienced them himself? When he starts spending collection plate money on his partying with drugs and women and selling off church treasures, it’s clear to everybody but Kusters that things have gotten out of control… It is the story of Koen Kusters whose ambitious death drive is taking him all the way to the Vatican – to become Pope.