Director, Doug Hancock
Half Dutch, half English, Doug settled in Amsterdam enjoying a career as an accomplished editor and a Director of Photography. Now as a Director, he is motivated to tell meaningful stories with resonance.
In 2011, Doug set up Darlings Post Productions before moving on to production. In 2015 Doug worked as Director of Photography and Editor on The Riverman which won a host of international awards, as did his latest film Robert Mims, The Texan Bull Rider, which recently premiered on Nowness.
Photographer, Chris Pugmire
Chris was born in England, grew up kind of French and now lives in Amsterdam after five years in Barcelona. He's dealt with this ongoing identity crisis by photographing other people. His body of work displays a raw talent in capturing the weird and wonderful, for example his 2016 project The curious phenomenon of ski hats in tropical Senegal.
Chris travelled with Doug Hancock to the US in 2017 whilst shooting Robert Mims, the Texan Bull Rider to capture the amazing atmosphere of the American rodeo, a collection titled Real Rodeo Riders.
Producer, Claire Ijsbrandij
Raised in the UK, Claire returned to her birth place of The Netherlands in 2011, after graduating in Journalism. She went on to work for a non-profit organization, traveling the world, producing short films driven by human experience. Claire now leads Mrs.Frank, the evolving fiction and documentary arm of Amsterdam production house, Mr.Frank. Driven by an interest in people and their lifestyles, Claire combines her journalistic training with a passion for creative storytelling and film.
Sound Technician, Peter Suyderhoud
Peter was born in South Africa, raised in Sydney and has been living in The Netherlands since 1996. In 2002, he graduated from the Dutch Film and Television Academy majoring in Field Recording and Post Sound Designing. Since then he's worked on many national and international films including 2015 Vreemde Trailes, a TV docu series about different jail systems and the Dutch people who are locked up abroad in places like Albania, Norway, Japan, Peru, Columbia and Lithuania. In 2016, he worked on Forgotten Ghetto, an untold story of a recently recognised Jewish ghetto located in A’dam Noord. Peter also worked on Doug's last film Robert Mims, the Texan Bull Rider.
Executive Producer, Miguel Teixeira
Originally from Portugal, Miguel studied Production in Amsterdam and stayed. With fellow graduate Sjoerd Dekker, he set up production house Mr.Frank, where he now acts as Creative Director. Miguel knows what works on film and how to get it. Following the ongoing success of Mr.Frank, in 2017 Miguel co-founded Mrs.Frank, the new fiction and documentary arm of the company, using what he's learnt in the commercial world to produce films that are compelling, original and relevant.