Maarten Van der Ven

Maarten Van der Ven


PW project: The Idyll and other Exotics

Company details

Position Producer / Owner
Company Studio Ruba



Company Profile Studio Ruba is a new Amsterdam based boutique production company founded by producers Maarten van der Ven and Layla Meijman. With a select group of filmmakers they focus on creating cinematic cutting edge stories, being involved from start to finish. Both producers have a hands on mentality and knowledge on both the productional as the creative side, guiding projects with great care. Before founding Ruba in 2019 Layla and Maarten gained years of experience producing (and line producing) award winning feature films, shorts and documentaries such as TAKE ME SOMEWHERE NICE (Ena Sendijarevic), WATERBOYS (Robert-Jan Westdijk), A GOAT FOR A VOTE (Jeroen van Velzen) and most recently BOY MEETS GUN (Joost van Hezik). Bio Maarten van der Ven Maarten has a bachelor degree in Film- TV and Theatre Studies and finished the Netherlands Film Academy in 2009 producing the award winning film BINGO. He started working at Isabella Films on a.o. WINTER IN WARTIME and after that as a line producer for renowned Dutch companies on films like THE PETER PAN MAN and QUALITY TIME. At the same time he started his own production company VENFILM which has produced a dozen of prize winning short and midlength films a.o. P, A GOAT FOR A VOTE and THE DAY MY HOUSE FELL. His first feature WATERBOYS got great reviews, drew 60.000 people to the cinema and was sold to over 30 countries. In 2020 Maarten will take part in EAVE’s Producers Workshop.

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A scholarship has been set up to honour the memory of Alan Fountain, former Head of Studies and President of EAVE, who passed away in 2016. Its goal is to enable one producer from outside the EU to participate in all three sessions of the EAVE Producers Workshop each year.

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