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Documentary Artist Geerdine Kuijpers

Documentary Artist Geerdine Kuijpers

Have you already seen the teaser for the upcoming documentary about Dutch born and Curaçao based artist Geerdine Kuijpers? We made it in 2016 and this year we officially started with the production. Kuijpers was born in Rotterdam (the Netherlands) and immigrated to...

Meet the team: Siegi

Meet the team: Siegi

Siegi is definitely a good asset for the Filmcom team. Why, you ask? It’s more like why not, because this guy is so handy and knowledgeable in a broad spectrum of disciplines. 
First of all, Siegi’s a chauffeur. What does he drive? Everything. Quite literally, yes....

SISI Rider with Churandy Martina Behind the scenes

SISI Rider with Churandy Martina Behind the scenes

It's such a great feeling to see your production come to life. Now that the commercial is online we decided to look back at the journey to make the brand new 'Sisi Rider' commercial with our own Churandy Martina. Here are some behind the scenes photos and don't forget...

48 Hour Film Project: And the winner is…

48 Hour Film Project: And the winner is…

The 48 Film Project took place globally during the weekend of October 7 through 9, and Curaçao participated for the third consecutive year. Aruba and Bonaire were also invited to participate alongside Curaçao this year. A total of nine(9) films were written, filmed,...

Yess!! We have a new intern, Safiano!!

Yess!! We have a new intern, Safiano!!

Safiano started last week at Caribbean Filmcom. He immediately worked with us on a project of 6 shooting days. Time to improve Safiano! And he sure did. We are happy to have him for the upcoming months. Safiano, from the Netherlands, is 23 years old and his passion is...

‘’Het Nationaal Laboratorium onder de Microscoop” op TeleCuraçao

‘’Het Nationaal Laboratorium onder de Microscoop” op TeleCuraçao

Een aantal maanden geleden zijn we in samenwerking met ICON Strategy een productie gestart in opdracht van het ADC (Analystisch Diagnostisch Centrum). ‘’Het Nationaal Laboratorium onder de Microscoop”. Een documentaire, gepresenteerd door Nathely Isenia, over het...

Educational film for the youth about Parlamento di Kòrsou

Educational film for the youth about Parlamento di Kòrsou

How do you inform the youth about a difficult technical subject without loosing their attention? It is important for their general knowledge so you have to make it attractive. Our important client ‘Parlamento di Kòrsou (Parliament of Curaçao), requested an educational...

Premiere Bon Bini Holland in Curaçao!

Premiere Bon Bini Holland in Curaçao!

After the premiere of Bon Bini Holland in the Netherlands, Curaçao is next! This Sunday, January 17th the premiere takes place in The Cinemas in presence of Jandino Asporaat. Since the release on December 10th in the Netherlands, the cinemas received more than 400.000...

Chef kok of sous chef met televisie aspiraties?

Chef kok of sous chef met televisie aspiraties?

Chef kok of sous chef met televisie aspiraties? Ben jij dè Shurandy Martina onder de Curaçaose koks? Dan zijn wij op zoek naar jou! Voor een Nederlands televisie programma zijn wij opzoek naar een Curaçaose kok. Het betreft een kookprogramma waarin in elke aflevering...

Agreement with Dutch production company In2Content

Agreement with Dutch production company In2Content

*Caption picture above: Michel Drenthe and Wilco Pleging of In2Content signed an agreement Caribbean Filmcom has reached an agreement with Dutch production company In2Content. “This agreement allows Caribbean Filmcom to access a wide variety of knowledge and...

The advantages of working on a documentary about Rina Penso..

The advantages of working on a documentary about Rina Penso..

*Caption picture above: Michel Drenthe with the great Pacheco Domocasse Working on a documentary about the great Rina Penso with Barbara Martijn (producer) Wilma Ligthart (director) and Kirk Claes (camera) has it’s advantages. Always when you talk about film on...

fl. 5,- discount for theatrical solo performance of Dichi Wit

fl. 5,- discount for theatrical solo performance of Dichi Wit

This week we visited the new theatrical solo performance of the Curacao-born, young theater actress, Dichi Wit, named “Halfweg”. The shows took place in Teatro Luna Blou on Tuesday, November 3rd, and on Wednesday, November 4th at 19:30. Due to sold out nights there...

SAMMY PARAMARIBO PREMIÈRE!

SAMMY PARAMARIBO PREMIÈRE!

The seven-year-old SAMANTHA TRUSTFULL from Almere is this year, finally, after her brothers and sisters, at the turn to go on holiday to the adventurous Surinam and her beloved aunt Sjaan. In Paramaribo, she discovers the diverse cultures that Surinam is rich for and...

World animal day

It is world animal day! And our lovely interns Steff Donkers and Gino van Loo specially made a video for this day as a donation for our animal shelter on Curaçao. Now we all heard that the animal shelter of Curaçao is closing and that is simply terrible. So let us...

Goodbye to our dear colleagues Vân Doan and Camille van Zadelhoff

Goodbye to our dear colleagues Vân Doan and Camille van Zadelhoff

After one year we had to say goodbye to our dear colleagues Vân Doan and Camille van Zadelhoff. From sunny days to rainy days.. Vân is now back in the Netherlands. She did a lot of work at Caribbean Filmcom. For example, she was the producer of the mini drama series...

Nominations of the Gouden Kalf (Golden Calf) for 2015 announced

Nominations of the Gouden Kalf (Golden Calf) for 2015 announced

This week, the nominations for the 35th edition of the Gouden Kalf (Golden Calf) 2015 were announced at the Ketelhuis and live at De Wereld Draait Door. Major contenders are GLUCKAUF with 10 nominations, BLOOD, SWEAT & TEARS and PRINCE with 8 nominations, and...

New colleague! Welcome Steff!

New colleague! Welcome Steff!

This week, we welcomed our new intern Steff. She will explore the film production world and see what direction suits her best. Steff is a creative, fun and smart woman and we are more then happy to have her in our team. Welcome Steff! Read what she has to say: ''My...

3 commercials with a strong message for Pro Bista

3 commercials with a strong message for Pro Bista

As a film producer everyday is different. A different concept, different people and a different message to depict. For Pro Bista Caribbean Filmcom produced 3 commercials with a strong message: ‘Visually impaired people can make a valuable contribution to society!’ Pro...

1-day shoot with Bob Pinedo for Ivo Niehe’s ‘TV-Show’

1-day shoot with Bob Pinedo for Ivo Niehe’s ‘TV-Show’

For the new season of Ivo Niehe's Dutch television program the 'TV SHOW', we did a 1-day shoot with the renowned oncologist Herbert Bob Pinedo. Reporter Inge Teeuwen, came to Curaçao to do the interview with Bob Pinedo. In the TV Show Ivo Niehe receives national and...

Short commercial from Baseball player Ramiro Balentina

Short commercial from Baseball player Ramiro Balentina

Last week we shot a short commercial, in association with In2Content, of baseball player Ramiro Balentina and his youth team at Heintje Kool stadium, Curaçao. Ramiro Balentina is an ambassador from the project ‘Only you determine who you are’ from The Dutch Ministry...

SAMMY PARAMARIBO IS A WRAP!

SAMMY PARAMARIBO IS A WRAP!

*Caption picture above: Sammy Paramaribo crew Weeks of hard work have now come to an end. This week our crew shot the last scene of Sammy Paramaribo! Sammy Paramaribo tells a story of a 7 year old girl, called Sammy. She is from Surinam origin but born and raised in...

First Raad van Kinderen / Kids Counsil on Curaçao!

First Raad van Kinderen / Kids Counsil on Curaçao!

* Caption picture above: Princess Laurentien and a student in discussion about the topic Tourism After six weeks, the result is something to be proud of! On Monday June 29, the first “Raad van Kinderen” on Curaçao gathered together at the Avila Hotel. These children...

ESPN, Global Games series

ESPN, Global Games series

* Caption picture above: Left man is the father of Andrelton Simmons. For the U.S. based global cable and satellite television channel ESPN (Entertainment and Sports Programming Network), Caribbean Filmcom provided an ENG team. The production of the 2-day shoot of the...

In production: Sammy Paramaribo!

In production: Sammy Paramaribo!

We have a great production coming up! It’s not in Curaçao this time, but Surinam! Michel Drenthe will be the line producer of Sammy Paramaribo. This is a great opportunity to work with Eddy Wijngaarde (The Back Lot), Marc Bary (Ijswater Films), Barbara Bredero (Moving...

Pabien Caribbean Filmcom!

Pabien Caribbean Filmcom!

Last Tuesday, Vân, Michel and Camille received a “Papiamentu Básiko” Language Certificate. The Filmcom team has been going to the Papiamentu language course to learn how to speak Papiamentu for about two months. They had a lot of fun going to the lessons that were...

First Steps To A Big Dream

First Steps To A Big Dream

Yesterday, Filmcom made its first steps of realizing their dream, making a documentary about the famous Grupo Serenada. We handed in the application to W. Curiel of the "Prins Bernard Cultuurfonds Caribisch Gebied", hoping that they and other future sponsors see the...

Great project coming up!

Great project coming up!

At the moment we’re working on a great educative project with the Curaçao Filmboard Foundation: The first board of children for Curaçao! This is an initiative of the Missing Chapter Foundation.The Royal Highness, Princess Laurentien of the Netherlands, is the founder...

Let us introduce our new colleague Robin!

Let us introduce our new colleague Robin!

Hooray! We are expanding our team and are happy to welcome our latest colleague Robin Amatmoestar! She is going to be our new member of the production team! Let me introduce myself… My name is Robin Amatmoestar and I’m 27 years old. I was raised in the Netherlands...

Curacao International Film Festival Rotterdam Short Movie Winner!

Curacao International Film Festival Rotterdam Short Movie Winner!

Every year filmmakers from Curacao participate in the Short Movies Big Stories film competition. This year Distansia was the winner of the Audience Award! The film was directed and written by Elizabeth Fransisco and Miguel Gonzalez Perret Gentil. I had the pleasure of...

Curaçaosche Kunstkring 80th Anniversary

Curaçaosche Kunstkring 80th Anniversary

The Curaçaosche Kunstkring celebrates their 80 anniversary today! Congratulations! This is such a beautiful organization that stimulates the existence of art on Curaçao! For this cause Caribbean Filmcom produced a CD with various local artists. Besides that, all the...

Ten things to remember your first day on a film shoot!

Ten things to remember your first day on a film shoot!

Great article by Phil Cook! Make sure your first day isn’t your last day! Here’s 10 things you should never forget: 1) Show up early. You’re the new kid, and nobody’s going to wait for you. Show up on time or don’t show up at all – even if it means you leave 2 hours...

International Women’s Day Curaçao

International Women’s Day Curaçao

We are so proud on our colleague Sawita Chotkan, who organized the first ever edition of International Womens Day on Curaçao! The event was a great success!  

Curaçao the ultimate destination for film producers!

Curaçao the ultimate destination for film producers!

Curacao is the ultimate destination for Dutch film producers! Thank you, Annelies van Schaik, for being able to cooperate on this project! Check out the video! https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=4UfuQSnRr1g

Premiere Klinika Capriles!

Premiere Klinika Capriles!

On Saturday December 13 The Cinemas was totally packed! We held our premiere for GGz Curacao, Klinika Capriles: Seis historia for di bida di Carla, Rudi, Gino, Mayra, Tania, & Sandley.

A new poster?

A new poster?

Camille has come up with a poster design for the short drama films for Klinika Capriles! We think it looks awesome. The poster will be put in it’s very own light box during the premiere of the short films. We are proud!

Ennia Celebrate Life shoot

Ennia Celebrate Life shoot

We helped work on a glamorous new campaign for Ennia together with FishEye Media Productions. 6 commercials in 6 days thanks to a great hardworking crew and cast. The commercials were directed by Bas Nuissl and shot on the Red by Dolph van Stapele. Watch here one of...

An Explosive Time on The Coast:Ruina

An Explosive Time on The Coast:Ruina

We’ve had an explosively great time working on The Coast: Ruina this past week. Producer and writer, Alaric Smeets’ new post- apocalyptic project is about an island tribe being terrorized by foreign tyrant soldiers. The trailer is directed by Richard H. Perry and shot...

Drayer & Campman

Drayer & Campman

Dick Drayer and Jos Campman requested that Alaric Smeets and Michel Drenthe make them a leader and bumpers for their talkshow Drayer & Campman. The radio programme has several segments like “The Urgency of the Actuality”, “Latest Breaking News”, and “Daily...

UNITED BY MUSIC selected for film festival Trinidad and Tobago

UNITED BY MUSIC selected for film festival Trinidad and Tobago

United by Music, produced by the Curacao Art Society together with Caribbean Filmcom, is officially selected for the International Film Festival Trinidad and Tobago. The festival will run from September 21 through October 4. There will be screened approximately 40...

Destination Dutch Caribbean

Destination Dutch Caribbean

Destination Dutch Caribbean was especially produced for the inflight-entertainment program of Air France-KLM and was shown for two years on board of all intercontinental flights. Destination Aruba is part of Destination Dutch Caribbean. The film is a service tool for...

Lucretia, Ushi & Dushi on Curaçao!

Lucretia, Ushi & Dushi on Curaçao!

Together with RTL Nederland, Endemol Nederland and CTB Europe, Michel Drenthe and Anja Steffens of Caribbean Filmcom worked, secretly, on the shooting of the new alter ago of Wendy van Dijk: Lucretia, a highly vocal, colourful, diva from Curaçao. Wendy van Dijk just...

Caribbean Filmcom takes on the red carpet!

Caribbean Filmcom takes on the red carpet!

Caribbean Filmcom in VRT-programme The Red Carpet (De Rode Loper). An impression of Leen van Rompaye about the shootings of WOLVEN on Curaçao. Producing in the Caribbean is an entirely kind of sport than in Europe. “Hire me on time”, said Michel Drenthe in an...