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Leon Golterman is an award-winning writer and director of film and television. His work has been selected and nominated at film festivals worldwide, including the Austin Film Festival’s Script Competition and Oscar® and BAFTA qualifying film festivals.

Based in Amsterdam and Los Angeles, he is currently a writer on crime series Nood (The Call) for Pupkin and BNNVARA and a former writer at RTL, VPRO and European streaming service Videoland.

He is a Prince Bernhard fellow, a Fulbright scholar and a member of the Dutch Academy For Film. He was selected for CineSud’s film program at the Cannes Film Festival 2022.

In addition to film and television, he writes for brands such as Heineken, Nomad and Mercedes-Benz.

Nood / The Call
Directed by Eché Janga, produced by Pupkin & BNNVARA

Crime / Drama – 12 x 25 minutes.

In THE CALL, four 9-1-1 dispatchers are confronted with the most exceptional emergencies and have to work under great pressure, as their decisions can mean the difference between life and death.

Season 2 release: December 2022

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Morfine
Written and directed by Leon Golterman

Award-winning crime/thriller about a Catholic physician who discovers his young assistant is about to perform an illegal euthanasia on their paraplegic patient.

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Aeronaut
Written and directed by Leon Golterman

A stop-motion animated film about ten-year-old Kevin, who dreams of becoming a pilot so he and his sister Jaimy can escape from their tyrannical father. But when Jaimy gets her hands on her brother’s brand new model airplane, the bond between the two children is put to the test.

Sales agent: Sydney Neter, SND Films

Official selection:

– Cinekid festival, Amsterdam, the Netherlands – Silver prize winner
– Anima, The Brussels International Animation Film Festival 2022, Belgium*
– Kaboom Animation Festival 2022, the Netherlands
– Film Talents to Cannes, France
– Aspen Shortsfest 2022, Aspen, CO, USA*, **, ***
– Zlín Film Festival 2022, Czech Republic
– Animafest Zagreb, 2022, Croatia*, **, ***
– Leiden International Shorts Film Festival 2022, The Netherlands
– VERS awards, 2022, the Netherlands
– Busan International Kids and Youth Film Festival, 2022, South-Korea
– Shortcutz Amsterdam 2022, the Netherlands
– Netherlands Film Festival 2022, the Netherlands
– BFI London Film Festival 2022, United Kingdom**
– Leuven Int. Short Film Festival 2022, Belgium*, **, ****

* Oscar® qualifying
** BAFTA qualifying
*** Canadian Screen Award qualifying
**** European Film Awards qualifying

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NL: +31 6 371 546 02