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Frans van Gestel

Frans van Gestel

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Position Producer
Company Topkapi Films
Website http://www.topkapifilms.nl
Frans van Gestel (NL) has been a film producer for 20 years and produced over 70 feature films, drama series, short films and international co-productions. In 2011 he established Topkapi Films, together with Arnold Heslenfeld and Laurette Schillings. Topkapi Films develops, produces and co-produces feature films and television drama, striving to build long-term relationships with writers and directors. In recent years van Gestel (co)produced films as Public Works, Land and Shade, The Commune, The Broken Circle Breakdown, The Family Way and Post Tenebras Lux. With focus on new ways of storytelling Topkapi Films collaborates with Freedom Lab (www.freedomlab.org) to develop a writers lab for innovative stories for different media. Before Topkapi Films van Gestel established Motel Films in 1996 and lead IDTV Film from 2008 until 2011. Successful films van Gestel (co)produced in the past include titles as Black Book, Stellet Licht, The Heineken Kidnapping, Code Blue, Black Butterflies, Love is All, The Misfortunates, Joy, Gigante and In Orange. Next to producing films Frans van Gestel is member of the board of the International Film Festival Rotterdam.

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