" Welcome to our boutique, where every film is a tailor-made piece of creation, made with passion and commitment. "
DENZZO is a unique, independent 3-generation film production company based on reliability and
the transmission of a solid production know-how.
Our story started in Amsterdam in 1981, spread to Brussels in 2005 and is since then settled in the present and oriented towards the future
through our “New Generation” department.
Hereby the main actors of our story:
Sr. Executive Producer
As Bea loves to tell it, I’m the “godfather” of DENZZO, launching its first activities in 1981 in Amsterdam. Why did I choose such a name? DENZZO stands for the Dutch notion: "Dag En Nacht Zaterdag Zondag Ook' meaning 'Day And Night Saturday Sunday Too", I found it quite representative of the job we do. Before raising DENZZO, I started in this business as RTV-producer for Lintas in Rotterdam. After two years I moved to Amsterdam to join Smits-Bates. Then I was asked to become Head of Television for FHV/BBDO, where I stayed for six years. Then I raised DENZZO, me as producer and three directors. One day, I was asked to direct some commercials for HIJ Fashion and from that day I directed for about 10 years, including award-winning commercials. Although I loved to direct, I felt the need to go back to producing which I did. Over the years, I produced over 800 commercials, for Holland, Germany and Belgium. I launched quite a few directors who became internationally acclaimed, like Tom Hooper to name but one. I also produced 130 episodes of a television play for children called the “Tuttels”. Today I’m retired from production and enjoy life.
Sr. Executive Producer
Hi, I gave birth to DENZZO Brussels in 2005. In the late 80’ties, I obtained my Master at the Belgian Royal Film Institute RITCS. Then, I free-lanced for about 2 decades, consecutively being Casting Director, 2nd AD, 1st AD, Unit Production Manager and Line Producer to finally become Executive Producer in 2002. With DENZZO Brussels, I produced over 200 branded content campaigns for Broadcast TV, cinema or web and my first feature film, written and directed by Emilie Verhamme. The thing is: I love to produce because communicating through film is so powerful. Of course, I like to connect people, talented and skilled people, enthusiastic people, to get things done, to reinforce a brand, to promote a quality product, to create awareness, to make quality films. So, in branded content, my goal is to provide my know-how and enthusiasm for challenging scripts and dynamic brands. In the film industry, my goal is to produce and/or co-produce films with an added cultural, artistic and human value. In life, my goal is to be a reliable person one is happy to have met.
Noureddine Ait Benhiba
Hi, I supported Bea in raising the Brussels office in 2005. I graduated from the Brussels Film School INRACI as camera operator. Unfortunately, a car accident put an end to my camera career. So I redirected towards casting and for two decades I’ve been a free-lance casting director for commercials, casting actors, babies, models, acrobats, singers and dancers. Today, I voluntary backstage support DENZZO’s scouting for new talent and service providers.
Matthias De Bondt
Production Manager / Jr. Line Producer
Hi, I started to work at DENZZO in 2015 as a production trainee while finishing my Master at the Sint-Lukas film School in Brussels. As from September 2017, I “officially” represent the third and NEW GENERATION of DENZZO creative and production skills. So far, I coordinated/managed a dozen of branded content campaigns, was “ad interim” production manager on the feature film “Sinner” and am actually producing a short film called “Perfect Moment” written and directed by upcoming filmmaker Mathew Noydens.
We produce branded content for TV, cinema and web with various objectives such as awareness, brand image enhancement, call-to-action, commercial and public service announcements. Starting from an idea, a visual or a storyboard, we provide with a director's treatment, a production planning and a budget. Agreed on these, we take care of all following production steps: Video casting, location scouting, production management and coordination, production contracts for cast and locations, location permits and location management, production design and set dressing, fashion design, make-up, camera-, lighting- and grip equipment, sound recording on set, special effects on set (rain, snow, stunts), editing, color grading, compositing, animation, post production special effects, voice casting, voice recording, sound design, music, sound mix, sound reports and final deliveries.
Because our hearts beat for stories that move and good actor’s performance, we recently raised our fiction department. Our objective is to produce work from authentic filmmakers, to support them in their creative process and to make films with an added creative, human and cultural value. DENZZO is “Tax-Shelter” approved and can be your co-production partner.
Following your request, we provide you with production services in Belgium and/or Holland, including: Casting main cast, featured extras and extras, location scouting, production management and coordination, production contracts for cast and locations, location permits and location management, production design and set dressing, fashion design, make-up, camera-, lighting- and grip equipment, sound recording on set, special effects on set (rain, snow, stunts). Belgium also offers interesting post-production possibilities, on request.