Zeppers Film is an independent film production company based in Amsterdam. It has produced over 100 films in the last 20 years and is specialized in creative documentaries. Our documentaries are generally co-produced with Dutch and international public broadcasters. Many of these films travelled the world to international festivals and arthouse cinema’s and some films have been awarded at festivals including: IDFA’s prizes for best Long Documentary and best Mid-length Documentary, Grand Jury Prize at the Tribeca Film Festival and Golden Calfs at the Netherlands Film Festival.
Frank van den Engel (1956, Rotterdam). In 1997 he started an independent documentary production company Zeppers Film & TV as executive producer. He produced over 75 films, for theatre and television. Some of these have been awarded at prestigious festivals around the world: Andre Hazes – she believes in me, Dans, Grozny Dans, Voices of Bam. Nowadays he combines production work with the development and realization of his own film projects, and with the coaching of first time directors. His debut Normaal – I always come back (82 mins) was theatrically released in 2002. Between Heaven and Earth (70 mins) was released in the cinema in 2007. His 2009 documentary about Dutch photographer Gerard Fieret: Photo & Copyright by G.P. Fieret was nominated for Best Dutch Documentary at the Netherlands Film Festival. His most recent work is The Next Big Thing (2014), about Art Collectors, was broadcast by NTR.
Julia van Schieveen studied Film & Visual Culture, with a specialization in documentary, at the University of Amsterdam. During her Bachelor she received an Erasmus scholarship to study Communicación Audiovisual at the University of Valencia in Spain, for six months.
Since october 2010 Julia works as an executive producer for Zeppers Film and currently produces films by Aliona van der Horst, David Kleijwegt and Jeroen Berkvens.
Judith Vreriks studied Film & Television studies in Utrecht and Glasgow.
Previously she worked as associate producer and scriptwriter for various documentaries by Cobos Films and she also directed her own films, among which Esmiralde, sixteen years in 9 scenes. Since October 2011 she produces for Zeppers Film and is responsible for Paradiso, an Amsterdam Stage Affair by Jeroen Berkvens, 900 Days by Jessica Gorter, Dirty Window by Walter Stokman and The Mission by Robert Oey. She’s the executive producer for How to Meet a Mermaid by Coco Schrijber and works on new productions with Jessica Gorter, Sarah Vos & Sander Snoep and Jaap van Hoewijk.