Erik Schut



Erik Schut (1961) studied Law and Film & Media at the University of Amsterdam and finished the School for Photography. Between 1991 and 1996 he worked on many film sets in different functions (light, grip, camera, ass. Director, production) for around forty Dutch film- and tv-productions. In 1991 he founded with others filmproduction company Argus Film Produktie and in 1996 filmdistribution company Upstream Pictures. In his Argus period he produced and distributed with his partners a.o. Curfew by Rashid Masharawi (Semaine de la Critique, Cannes 1994), Haifa by Rashid Masharawi (Un Certain Regard, Cannes 1996), Wild Mussels by Erik de Bruyn and the int. co-productions Un Été a La Goulette by Ferid Boughedir, Breaking the Waves by Lars von Trier, Perfect Circle by Ademir Kenovic, The Idiots by Lars von Trier and Rembrandt van Rijn by Charles Matton. In October 2001 he started Rocketta Film and produced a.o. Jona/Tomberry, an animated short by Rosto (Grand Prix best short film, Cannes 2005), the features Nadine by Erik de Bruyn, Far from Family by Marion Bloem, and the co-production Falling into Paradise by Milos Radovic.

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