Netflix Announces First Dutch Feature Film In The Making

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Netflix Announces First Dutch Feature Film In The Making

Netflix announced that it paired with the production company Fiction Valley to make the streamer’s first Dutch Netflix feature filmGolden Calf award-winning duo, Shady El-Hamus (“De Libi”, “Nightshade”) and Jeroen Scholten van Aschat (“De Libi”, “Fenix”) have written what will be the first Dutch Netflix feature film. The film, a fast-paced crime with comedic elements, tells the story of Richie Rich and his journey to becoming the greatest hip-hop artist in the Netherlands. One evening he is violently robbed by a group of teenagers and loses his most prized possession: an expensive watch. When images of the humiliating robbery go viral, Richie’s hard-earned reputation is damaged. 

Lina Brouneus, director of co-production and acquisitions at Netflix, said: “We can’t wait to work with the extremely talented creators Shady El-Hamus and Jeroen Scholten van Aschat, (who) brings the entertaining story of Richie Rich to life.”

El-Hamus added: “It is a great honour as young filmmakers to have the opportunity to create the first Dutch Netflix film. The collaboration with Netflix gives us the opportunity to make a film for a bigger and global audience.”

The film is a fast-paced crime story with comedic elements about the contemporary obsession with status and success. No dates for production or the expected premier were given.

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