The Rogues

Rianne Poodt & Guusje van Deuren
Prinsengracht 439A | 1016 HM Amsterdam
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The Rogues, lead by Guusje van Deuren and Rianne Poodt, produce fiction and documentary film, as well as theater/music productions and podcasts. The company name was inspired by the tale of Robin Hood and refers to our mission to work in close collaborations with an ever evolving, inspiring band of free spirits who aim to challenge and touch the world around them. The Rogues produced six shorts, among which Nightshade (Shady El-Hamus), which was the Dutch entry for the Academy Awards and got selected for the Int. Competition at the Clermont-Ferrand FF. Theater production The Clock was performed throughout the Netherlands in 2017 and 2018. The Rogues are currently shooting their first feature Fly by Shady El-Hamus and developing feature film I don't wanna dance by Flynn von Kleist. Both films are (co)written by Jeroen Scholten van Aschat.


Director: Shady El-Hamus. Screenwriter: Shady El-Hamus, Jeroen Scholten van Aschat. Cast: Bilal Wahib. Country: NL. Status: in development. Sort: feature-length film. Genre: coming of age. Distribution/Sales: tba.

Bilal (17) and Gregg (18) can’t wait for ‘real life’ to finally begin. While both are driven by a compelling lust for life, the two friends couldn’t be more different. Bilal dreams big, is a force of nature with heaps of self-confidence and no regard for rules. Gregg is of a more sound mind, Bilals calm counterpart. In Fly Bilal and Gregg are driven apart by the looming end of high school life, only to finally learn their friendship doesn’t depend on their chosen paths.

I don't wanna dance
Director: Flynn von Kleist. Screenwriter: Jeroen Scholten van Aschat. Cast: Romana Vrede, tba. Country: NL. Status: in development. Sort: feature-length film. Genre: drama. Distribution/Sales: tba.

I Don't Wanna Dance is a coming-of-age story about Joey, a 13 year-old boy who needs to decide whether to pull out of the destructive dance with his mother, or stay with her at the cost of his own happiness.