The Next Big Thing

Over the last few years, the world of the contemporary arts has been subjected to drastic change. Our modern-day taste is no longer determined by the great museums or by the critics but by dealers and mega rich collectors. This film looks into the transformation of the art world and the consequences this shift of power is having on artists, collectors, dealers, museums and the history of art.

The Next Big Thing was screened at ART FIFA Montreal, Canada and will be screened at the Netherlands Film Festival in Utrecht (September 2014) and ARTE CINEMA in Napels (October 2014).




Frank van den Engel

Frank van den Engel

Frank van den Engel (Rotterdam 1956). He started the independent documentaryfilm productioncompany Zeppers Film. Since then he produced more than 75 films for cinema and television; some of them awarded at prestigious international festivals: Andre Hazes – she believes in me (Joris Ivens Award IDFA 1999), Voices of Bam (Special Mention Tribeca Film Festival), Boris Ryzhy (Silver Wolf IDFA 2008) and 900 Days (Best Dutch Documentary, IDFA 2011).

Nowadays he combines his work as producer with the filmdirecting. His debut Normaal – I always come back was released in cinema in 2002. His second feature Between Heaven and Earth was released in 2007. Photo & Copyright by G.P. Fieret (50′) was nominated for a Golden Calf in 2009 and his latest documentary film The Next Big Thing for NTR’s Uur van de Wolf was broadcast in spring 2014.


Director  Frank van den Engel
Cinematographer  Melle van Essen
Sound   Tim van Peppen
Research  Marta Gnyp
Editor  Riekje Ziengs

In co-production with NTR
Supported by Dutch Cultural Media Fund