Trent -



Trent is born in 1971 in Amsterdam. He studied Economics and Philosophy at the University in Amsterdam from 1988 till 1992. From 1993 till 1997 he studied at the National Film Academy leading to several jobs on and off film sets, from production assistant to editor. Since 1999 he has been the owner of one of Amsterdam’s finest videoshops Cinema, with a wide collection of films, working at the shop at nightime while working on sets at daytime until 2005. He remained the owner until 2009, when he sold his shop to the remaining employees. In 2001 he started his own production company AllezAllez, making videoclips, commercials and short films on very tight budgets or no budget at all working with all kinds of Dutch artists and brands. In 2003 he started shooting his first feature as a producer, SEXTET by Eddy Terstall, on a total budget of €70.000 raised by several private investors. The film was finally finished in 2007. In 2004, while in the middle of shooting SEXTET, he was the executive in charge of production on SIMON, also by Eddy Terstall. Afterwards, at the end of 2005 he became the owner of production company NFI Motion Pictures, which is nowadays calles OAK MOTION PICTURES. In 2009 he won a National Filmaward for the film CAN GO THROUGH SKIN as a Special Juryprize. The Golden Statue decorates his office. Another prize was won in 2012, as the Green Filmmaker of the Year. This prize included a cheque of €20.000 and also decorates the office. Also in 2012 he was selected as Producer on The Move by European Film Promotion. Trent is both part of the EAVE and the ACE network, and is an allumni at the Binger Filmlab and the Andrzej Wajda Studio (formerly Master Film School)

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