CV ERIK DE BRUYN
ABOUTME

CURRICULA VITAE ERIK DE BRUYN

Director/scriptwriter:

2020Writing for De World of Johan de Witt, 4 episode historical doc series.
2019Writing treatments for 8 episode series for AvroTros BEACH POLE 8
Concept OCEAN SMOKE, 4 episode docu series, Doxy Film.
2018GRENSLANDERS/FLOODLANDERS, 8th episode mystery/thriller series, Eyeworks Belgium and Column Film, AvroTros and Vrt.
2017Telefilm THE HEART OF HADIAH TROMP, (script and directing) Ijswater Films& AvroTros
2016Telefilm HOPE, Pupkin Film/ VPRO.
2015Script editing on HOPE, telefilm. Feature Film J. KESSELS, CTM Pictures, AVROTROS, Czar Brussel,
2014Documentary RACOON: BLUE DAYS, SONG DAYS, 52 min., for Zeppers Film/ VPRO. Scenario feature film MOONDOGS, Column Film. 3 episodes for CELBLOK 8, female prison series, Fiction Valley/SBS.
2013Documentary GUITARKIDS, for NTR TV/Key Docs, 60 min. BORDERLAND, concept for a 8 episode serie, with Rik D’Hiet/Avro/Mediafund 3 episodes for SMERIS (COPS), a policeseries, Pupkin/BNNVARA
2012Revised Script J. KESSELS feature film, on script Jan Eilander, Lev/Ctm. Documentary Calliope Tsoupaki, composer, NTR. TV Film VAN GOD LOS, “Kat in het Nauw”, Pupkin Film/BNN Documentary HOLLANDSE MEESTERS: portrait Heringa & Van Kalsbeek, Interakt. Script for Tv chilldrens film BRASSABAND, Ijswater Films/ Avro
2011THE PRESIDENT, feature film, Lemming Film/Avro Documentary HOLLANDSE MEESTERS: Portrait Paul Kooiker, Interakt.
2010THE THRONE, 6 episode costumedramaseries, Avro/Lemming Film Treatment LOWLAND COWBOYS, feature film, Phanta Vision.
2009episode DEADLINE, policeseries VARA TV episode documentary series VPRO IN EUROPA, episode Hungary 1956 Feature film script SLUUSKILLE, feature film, TALENT UNITED
2008Commercials Veronica Magazine Vifit commercials, Unillever Videoclip RACOON, ‘Clean Again’ Rewrite the President, feature Film, Lemming Film Treatment SLUISKIL, Feature FILM, PUPKIN FILM
2007NADINE, feature film, Dutch-Belgium co –production Official Selection Mannheim Heidelberg IFF International Competition, Official Selection Sao Paolo’s Mostra New Filmmakers Competition. videoclip “About You” The Punanas videoclip “Coeur d’Artichaut”, Hadewych Minis commercial Mona
2006ODESSA STAR, feature film script, Dutch Mountain Movies NPS Short! WITNESS, Ijswater Films/Nps
2005Short Film: SPRING SONG ( Lentelied), prod. SNG Film, 10 min. 3 Commercials for Unilever Int: Blue Band/Rama./ Lowe Int. Commercial for Unilever Andrelon: PPGH/JWT Feature film script Odessa Star developed
2004commercials KPN Class Picture, Nastro Azurro Corporate with Valentino Rossi, feature film script NADINE Short film L.O.V.E, 8 min. Anouk Lion selected for Shots/New Directors
2003commercials Extran Energy, Anouk-Lion, Costa Cruises (Italy) feature film script CANARDVILLE, for Human/Rotterdam Films. developing feature NADINE and SEX-US script for long documentary; SEAFEVER
2002commercials HEINEKEN 25 cl & Donny, Honig Sjit and Chicken director filmscenes Pakhuis De JONG, VPRO.
2001Feature filmscript NORTH STATE, for Mark de Cloe, Theorema Films. videoclip Katja Schuurman Lover or Friend videoclip Madigan commercials Robeco Armies and Canon Digital Ixus.
2000Debut Feature Film WILDE MOSSELS, Argus Film Productie/NPS. Director videoclip Lekker Dieng, NUFF SAID

AWARDS

  • 2018 Best Drama Film and GRAND PRIX, International Motor Film Festival, London UK.
  • 2017 Maverick Movie Awards Los Angeles: Best Actor ( Fedja van Huet)
  • 2016 Best Feature, European Cinematography Awards
  • 2016, Nominated Best CreditDesign Award, SouthbySouthWest , Austin, USA.
  • 2016, Best Director, Indepent International Film Festival Moscow,
  • 2016, Best Editor, Indepent International Film Festival Moscow.
  • 2016 Best Production Design, International Art Film Fest Chicago USA
  • 2016 Five Nominations Gouden Kalveren: Best Production Design,
    Best Sound Design, Best Camera, Best Male Leadrole.
  • 2016, GOUDEN KALF: Best Production Design, Ben Zuydwijk.
  • 2016 Best Feature, OIFF TURIN
  • 2015 Best Production Design Award (Ben Zuydwijk),
    Blowupfilmfest, International Artfilm Festival Chicago.
  • 2015 Nomination Best Director, Best Narrative Feature Film,
    Best Actor (Frank Lammers) and Best Sound Awards, International
    Filmmaker Festival, Nice, France.
  • 2012 Binger Award, Best Pitch, Most Promising Project, Holland Film Meeting

J. KESSELS/ ROAD DUSTER

THE HEART OF HADIAH TROMP

2018: Best International Feature Director,
Honolulu IFF, Hawaii USA
2018: Best International Feature & Best Comedy
Film of the month, Lake View IFF, India.
2018: Award For Best Feature Film Narrative, FECIS,
Festival de Cine Independiente de Salto, Uruguay.
2018 Six Awards on the Five Continents International
Filmfestival Venezuela: Best Film, Best Director,
Best Leading Actress, Best Supporting Actor,
Best Screenpplay, Best Production Design.

THE PRESIDENT
2013: Best Comedy Award, Tiburon International
Film Festival, Californie UsA

WILD MUSSELS

Award of the Netherlands Filmcritic: Best Film 2000
CJP Jeugdprijs: Best Film 2000
Russian Film Critic Award: Best European Film, Moscow Int. Filmfest.
Aanmoedigingsprijs 2001 A’dams Fonds voor de Kunst
Two Nominations Gouden Kalf Beste Scenario & Beste Acteur 2000

DE GETUIGE/ the WITNESS

genomineerd voor Gouden Kalf ‘Beste Korte Film 2006’
IFF Montecatini: Best Short Film Award: Prize of the Italian Republic

LENTELIED/ SPRINGSONG
Nominated NPS Award Beste Korte Film 2005

AS ACTOR:
Erik won the Silver Dolphin for his lead role in
How to Survice a Broken Heart, IFF Troia Portugal, 1990.

OTHER WORK:
Wrote controversial columns under name THE FRONZ for FILMKRANT.
Was member of advisory board Dutch Stimuleringsfund ( 2003-2007),
The Dutch FIlmfund ( 2010), NPO Fund ( 2019- …)

Last years: Also gave lectures at the Dutch Film Academy and at the Faculty
for Film&TV Science at the University of Amsterdam. Was directing coach
for a graduation film at the Film Academy too.
Graduation Commission member for Post Graduate Film at Film Academy.
Board member for VEVAM and BROADCASTING ZEELAND.

Studied sociology in Utrecht and graduated with honours in
Mastersdegree Film Arts/ Communication Science, University of Amsterdam.

OTHER FILM/TV PRODUCTIONS:

1999dramacoach/ assist. regisseur/script-editor, CROSS FATE,
Nestor Sanz, Argus Film Produktie
1998Script for feature WILDE MOSSELS , Jura Film Script ’T ZAL JE MAAR GEBEUREN:
Honeymoon Hollandaise, TV Series Idtv, Tros.
1996script/director BERCEUSES, 2 short music-films.
1995-1996studiodirector, multicamera’s, live-TV-show, THE LOUNGE,
vandenEnde/Veronica director/concept/actor,
SLICK & RICK, short TV- episodes Veronica
director/concept several Bumpers & Leaders, van de Ende/
Veronica Assistent director, JUJU, singleplay Otakar Votocek/VARA.
Composer filmscore, JUJU, Otakar Votocek, VARA. assistent director/dramacoach,
WHY WOLVES CRY, shortfilm , Jan Karel Lameer/ Argus Film Produktie.
1994concept/ co-director, FILM FOR PHILO, Leon Giessen/VPRO. Songwriting +
composer creditmusic, ZAP, Paul Ruven.
1993Script/director, short film EEN MEISJE UIT DUIZENDEN,
IJswater Script, camera, production short film, Academy of the Arts
producer (Sternwood Film) short film ANNA, Carina Ellemers.
1992Script-coach Het OOG en JACKPOT, ism.Otakar Votocek, line-producer,
feature film THE BEST THING IN LIFE, Paul Ruven
1991set-director/ script, feature TWO PEOPLE, Pim de la Parra. co-director, feature
LABYRINT DER LUSTEN, Pim de la Parra.
1990design, director & editor, experimental video, TOUCHEZ LE ROUGE ET LE NOIR,
Betacam, Gerard Thoolen. script-supervisor, feature film LET THE MUSIC DANCE,
Pim de la Parra. leading part ( DC), feature film HOW TO SURVIVE A BROKEN HEART,
Paul Ruven, Minimal Movies.

Also acted in several other feature- and TV-films
(OSCAR Winning Film ANTONIA’S LINE, the Best Thing in Life, Pleidooi,
Bureau Kruislaan, Baantjer, Flodder, 12 Steden,
13 ongelukken, Gooise Vrouwen etc.)

Co-founded the production company Argus Film Production in 1990,
was board-member for three filmproduction companies
(Maximal Minmal Movies, Minimal Movies Europe, Sternwood Film)
and a theatre group (Yell-O).

Was also a singersongwriter and musician in
several popgroups/rockbands. Recent music available under
PEG WHALES on Spotify, Deezer, Youtube, AppleMusic, Amazon etc.