Topkapi Films

Frans van Gestel, Arnold Heslenfeld, Laurette Schillings
Kloveniersburgwal 131-III | 1011 KD Amsterdam
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Topkapi Films is an Amsterdam-based company run by producers Frans van Gestel, Arnold Heslenfeld and Laurette Schillings. The company, well experienced in producing and co-producing feature films and television drama for the Dutch and international market, strives to build long-term relationships with writers and directors. Titles successfully produced and co-produced include Public Works, Land and Shade, Belgica, The Commune, All of a Sudden, Out of Love and The Broken Circle Breakdown.

CURRENT PROJECTS

Tailgating (working title)

Status: in development. Sort: feature-length film. Genre: drama/thriller. Director: Lodewijn Crijns. Screenwriter: Lodewijk Crijs.

Hans, a man of middle class with a little too much ego, confronts another road-user with his driving in a somewhat aggressive way. What Hans fails to notice, is that he picked a fight with the wrong guy, and has now turned the situation into an unforeseen nightmare.

Locus of Control

Status: in development. Sort: feature-length film. Genre: drama/thriller. Director: Halina Reijn. Screenwriter: Halina Reijn, Esther Gerritsen. Cast: Carice van Houten, Marwan Kenzari.

Aim at market: International sales

Emma, an experienced psychiatrist working in a penal institution, starts an affair with client Marco; a psychopatic serial rapist. It is a dangerous game about power and sex, but Emma starts losing control completely when she confuses this with love.