BALDR FILM (2012) is the Amsterdam-based production company of Frank Hoeve and Katja Draaijer. They focus on developing and (co-)producing challenging, author-driven features and documentaries of a select number of filmmakers with a distinctive personal signature. BALDR Film offers a lot of support in matters of content, focussing not only on urgent content but also on form and originality. In this they don’t fear to take risks, always aiming for a high artistic value, visually intriguing style and an international audience.

BALDR Film produced the well-acclaimed films Sevilla by Bram Schouw (2012, Dutch Academy Award), Those Who Feel The Fire Burning by Morgan Knibbe (2014, Dutch Academy Award for Best Feature Length Documentary, IDFA Nomination Best Feature Documentary) and Brothers by Bram Schouw (2017, Premiers Plans d’Angers).

In April 2018 Ubiquity by Bregtje van der Haak premiered in the international competition of HotDocs in Toronto.

At the moment, BALDR Film has several films in production: the feature Gold by Rogier Hesp, Uruguayan/Brazilian/Argentinian/Dutch co-production Window Boy would also like to have a Submarine by Alex Piperno, Brazilian/Dutch/French co-production Sick, Sick, Sick (CineMart 2015) by Alice Furtado and the Danish/Swedish/Dutch co-production Heartbound by Janus Metz (Cannes Critics Week winner-Armadillo).

Winner Dutch Academy Award
Best Short Film
2012

Nomination IDFA
Best International
Feature Doc
2014

Winner Dutch Academy Award
Best Documentary
2015

Winner Dutch Academy Award
Best TV Drama
2016

Winner IDFA
Best Youth Film
2016

Katja Draaijer Producer

Katja Draaijer obtained her doctorate at the University of Amsterdam in Cultural Studies & Film and Television Studies. She worked for 12 years at IJswater Films as Head of Development and Producer for fiction projects and documentaries.

Since 2010, she has been a freelance script editor for fiction projects and a member of the advice committee for feature films of the Netherlands Film Fund. She attended the ARISTA Story Editors Workshop, MEDIA Documentary Campus and the Franz Rodenkirchen Binger Story Editor Workshop. Presently she is chairman of the board of the Documentary Producers Netherlands.

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Frank Hoeve Producer

Frank Hoeve graduated from the Haarlem Business School with a Bachelor of Economics. In 2004, he attended a course in Film Studies at the University of Barcelona. He has produced at IJswater Films for 6 years and 1 year at Dutch Mountain Movies/Talent United.

In addition to his producers work, he was the chairman for the Association of New Film and Television Makers (NFTVM) and until recently board member of the Go Short International Film Festival. In 2011 he participated in the Ateliers du Cinema (ACE) that provides training and a network for European producers. He also attended the Story Editing Workshop by Franz Rodenkirchen at the Binger Filmlab and is an EAVE alumni. He has been selected as Producer on the Move during the Cannes Film Festival 2018.

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Nikki Habraken Assistant Producer

Nikki Habraken graduated from the University of Amsterdam in 2016, where she acquired a Master degree in Television Studies. She did a career orientated specialisation, focussing on the research and development of creative documentaries. During her studies she did several internships at documentary production companies, amongst others Interakt and HALAL Docs.  

Nikki wrote her master thesis about the possibilities for impact production in the changing Dutch media landscape, whereafter she volunteered for the Events and Advice department at Movies that Matter. Since October 2017 she has been working as an assistant producer at BALDR Film.

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