Maarten van der Ven
Wouwermanstraat 26 | 2023 XG Haarlem
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VENFILM wants to work with passionate visual authors, who are eager to tell stories that intend to make a difference for the audience they where created for. It has produced several award winning shorts and docs, and a succesfull feature film, Waterboys by Robert Jan Westdijk. Owner Maarten van der Ven has line produced for renowned Dutch companies and took part in the Creative Producers Lab at the Binger Filmlab and the Berlinale Talent Campus.


The idylle and other exotic species
Director & Screenwriter: Aaron Rookus. Country: NL. Status: in development. Sort: feature-length film. Duration: 100 min. Genre: tragicomedy.

Sadly comic mosaic about 7 human beings between the age of 10 and 84. All at a cross road in their life, trying to make sense of it within a hyper-individualistic world.

Director: Ben Brand. Screenwriter: Ben Brand; based on and including a story by Andy Weir (The Martian). Cast: tba. Country: NL/FR. Co-producer: eddy. Status: financing, pre-production. Release: end of 2019. Sort: short. Genre: drama.

When a man dies in a traffic accident, he gets the biggest answer on life during a talk with a divine being.