produces documentaries for theatre and television, documentary and drama series for television and projects for third parties. The subjects of our productions vary from members of The Dutch Royal Family to war veterans, portraits of well-known Dutch artists, the lives of anxiety patients or discovering the myths and mysteries of Central and Eastern Europe. The productions made by De Familie deal with hope, desire and ordinary people. Observation and everyday life are keywords in our productions.
De Familie was founded in 2003 by director / producer Michiel van Erp and producer / researcher Monique Busman. Under their leadership, and in collaboration with several Dutch broadcasters, De Familie produced the documentaries Fear (Angst), A Funfair Behind the Dikes (Pretpark Nederland), Man Alone (Moederziel), With Love for Him (Liefde voor de Heer), Stuck (File), Sylvia Kristel, Naked (Sylvia Kristel, Naakt), Erwin Olaf: On Beauty and Fall, Beatrix, Majesty (Beatrix, Majesteit) and among many other productions.
In 2010 De Familie finished the documentary series The Magic of Science: seven documentaries (directors include Aliona van der Horst, John Appel and Walter Stokman among others) about well respected scientists, who are members of The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences. This series had its premiere at the Dutch Film Festival 2010 and was broadcasted November 2010. In Eastwards! (Oostwaarts!) Dutch writer Jaap Scholten traveled through several Central and Eastern European countries. This series broadcasted November 2010.
At the moment De Familie is working on a documentary about the realization of the Dutch National History Museum and a documentary on the Comedytrain which celebrates their twentieth anniversary. Furthermore, we're producing the film Au revoir, Monsieur! (formerly Casablanca Revisited) about the first generation transsexuals who were operated by the same doctor in Casablanca in the 50s/60s; the film C.K. is about an accountant who has gone off with 15.8 million euros. De Formatie is a reconstruction of the formation of our current government. Michiel van Erp has also worked on the theme-night Sta Op Tegen Kanker, a collaboration of AVRO and KWF. This live show was dedicated to fight against cancer.