Magazine article Screen International

Hannewijk Takes Zeeland Film Commissioner Role

Magazine article Screen International

Hannewijk Takes Zeeland Film Commissioner Role

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Leo Hannewijk, festival director at Film by the Sea in Vlissingen, has taken up a new, additional role as film commissioner in Zeeland.

His appointment comes as film activity in the region is intensifying, partly in response to the new Dutch cash rebate incentive introduced last year.

Recent films to have shot in Zeeland include Berlinale title Confetti Harvest, the first feature by Tallulah H. Schwab and Sergio Herman, Fucking Perfect, a feature doc about the titular master chef who decides to let go of his three-star restaurant Oud Sluis in the region in order to fulfill his dreams.

Also shooting in the region was Roel Reiné's epic seafaring costume drama Michiel De Ruyter, starring Charles Dance, Frank Lammers and Rutger Hauer. A Film will be giving Michiel De Ruyter a 150-copy release in the Netherlands later this month.

Hannewijk and his colleagues in Zeeland will be meeting with Reiné next week to have talks about making a film looking at the Battle of the Schedt in the region and in nearby Antwerp during the latter part of the Second World War. …

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