We are Een van de jongens (Dutch for ‘one of the guys’), the production company of producer Hasse van Nunen and director-producer Renko Douze. Together with filmmakers with a strong vision, we produce creative documentaries about the issues that matter. Or should matter. In the past decade we’ve produced more than 20 films, that were screened and broadcast all over the world, and got awarded at Berlinale, IDFA, Full Frame a.o.
But making films is about more than just making films. We're determined to unleash the full societal potential of our films. By placing important stories in unexpected contexts, we reach unusual audiences and improve their impact.
Hasse van Nunen (1985) is a documentary film producer, screenwriter and impact producer. After her graduation as a screenwriter from the Utrecht School of the Arts, she worked as a development executive and script editor, before founding her own production company: Een van de jongens. To her, producing films is growing seemingly small personal stories into big universal ones, releasing their impact potential to the fullest.
In 2007 she founded Breaking Ground, the European platform for student films, and in 2015 the Impact Academy, an industry-wide initiative to improve documentaries' societal impact. Besides her job at Een van de jongens, she also works as an impact producer and screenwriter for other documentary projects and as a lecturer at the Netherlands flim Academy.
Renko Douze (1986) is documentary filmmaker. He works as a director, producer, writer and editor. Righ after his graduation from the Utrecht School of Arts, he founded the production company Een van de jongens, together with producer Hasse van Nunen. In the past decade he produced and directed more than 20 films and series. Although these project vary wildly, they have one thing in common: they are made with a sharp eye and an infectious interest. Besides working for Een van de jongens, Renko also works as a screenwriter, director and editor for other documentary films and TV shows, and as a guest lecturer at the Netherlands Film Academy and the University of Amsterdam.