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 the first generation of transsexuals, 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, I am a Woman Now, C.K. among many other productions.
In 2013 De Familie finished the documentary series The Border (De Grens): six episodes in which Dutch writer Tommy Wieringa explores the borders of the Netherland. Who are the people that live alongside borders, why are borders the way they are and how do they devide or unite us? In I Love Venice documentary maker Quirine Racké shows how the city of Venice have changed due to tourism. What is it like to live in a city that's no longer yours? This documentary was broadcasted June 2013.
At the moment De Familie is working on a dramaseries about the renowned Dutch singer Ramses Shaffy. David Kleywegt's The Race (De Race) follows physicist Leo Kouwenhoven in his quest to surprise the world of nanoscience. Eleven kids from Utrecht are followed throughout their teenage years by Michiel van Erp in The Time of Your Life (Tijd van je Leven). In The Things that Pass (De Dingen die Voorbij Gaan) Van Erp investigates what is left after a long and succesfull career in the theaters.