Leon Golterman is an award-winning writer and director of film and television. His work has been showcased at film festivals around the world, including Oscar® and BAFTA qualifying festivals and CineSud’s film program at the Cannes Film Festival 2022.

Based in Amsterdam and Los Angeles, Leon is currently a writer on crime series NOOD for Pupkin and BNNVARA and a former writer at RTL, VPRO and European streaming service Videoland.

He studied Screenwriting at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and Directing at the University of the Arts Utrecht. He is a Prince Bernhard fellow, a Fulbright scholar and a member of the Dutch Academy For Film.

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

Directed by Eché Janga, produced by Pupkin & BNNVARA

Episode 2×01
Written by Leon Golterman

Crime / Drama – 29 minutes

In the dead of the night, 9-1-1 dispatcher Boudewijn receives a desperate call from a terrified young woman, Julia. She says that the man who’s been stalking her for days has just showed up at her door and is trying to break in. When the intruder shatters a window and enters Julia’s home, the dispatcher must do everything he can to keep her out of her stalker’s hands.

Release: January 2023


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.


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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