Topkapi Films is an independent production company. Founded in Amsterdam in 1994, we are dedicated to crafting original stories with creative integrity and commercial appeal by cultivating long-lasting relationships with both established and up-and-coming filmmakers.

Our work includes series such as MUCKED UP, SANTOS, and CHILDHOOD DREAMS and feature films like HAPPY ENDING, GOODBYE STRANGER and PIECE OF MY HEART. In addition, we’ve been involved in coproductions like the Academy Award®-winning ANOTHER ROUND (DRUK), the Academy Award®-nominated and Festival de Cannes Grand Prix-winner CLOSE, and the Golden Lion-nominated HOLLY.

Frans van Gestel

Producer & Founding Partner

Laurette Schillings

Producer & Partner

Sebastian Korteweg


Max de Wolf


Maudy van Bree

Head of Productions

Lennie van Scheppingen

Script Coach & Developer

Lennart Barewijk

Financial Controller

Judy Maat

Head of Post Productions

Suzanne Wijnker

Project Coordinator

Roderick de Leeuw

Office Manager

Jeroen Groot

Assistant Producer & Bookkeeping

Charlotte Bouman

Publicity & Marketing

Joakim Metekohy

Publicity & Marketing

Saskia van der Tas

Topkapi Production Services

Linda van der Herberg

International Co-productions

Arnold Heslenfeld

Founding Partner & Silent Force