Isa
intern office manager
Isa Wouterse
intern office manager

Isa is currently studying how to become a management assistant at the Nova College in Haarlem. She assists the office manager and is responsible for the smooth operations of Pupkin’s office.

Felix
creative producer
Felix van Gisbergen
creative producer

Felix has a Master’s degree in Script Editing and graduated from the University of Amsterdam. After his studies he worked as a script editor for a Dutch public broadcaster. He has been working at Pupkin since 2015, where he works closely together with producer Pieter Kuijpers. Together they are mainly focusing on television series and creating new formats. As a creative producer, Felix loves to connect experienced creators and new talents in order to make remarkable combinations. He is also greatly interested in contemporary Latin American cinema and architecture.

Layla
creative producer
Layla Meijman
creative producer

Layla graduated from the Netherlands Film and TV Academy and has been working at Pupkin since 2013. Bringing to life urgent stories that move, touch or provoke an audience is what drives her the most. She is creatively involved in her projects from the first idea until the final screening. Overseeing the whole process together with the producers. In the company Layla’s focus is mainly on new talent and author driven filmmakers, whom she guides with great care.  

Sabine
head of productions
Sabine Smits
head of productions

Sabine started working in drama production in 2010. She has worked on various titles as production manager and as line producer. In 2017 Sabine became our head of productions. Thanks to her broad experience and network in the field, she has a solid understanding of how to transform a script or plan into a production in close collaboration with the creatives. With her energetic approach, she is able to achieve maximum production value.

Julie
office manager
Julie Hakker
office manager

Julie graduated in Media Production from the University of Applied Sciences in Amsterdam. She has been working at Pupkin since 2017, where she facilitates the smooth operations of the office. Additionally, she manages festivals and the company’s social media presence.

Aster
assistant producer & research
Aster Reinboud
assistant producer & research

After receiving her Master’s degree in Documentary Research and Development, Aster started working at Pupkin in 2014. She supports the producers in the different stages of development, production and distribution. With her accurate research, she helps writers and directors create plausible stories. Highly curious about socio-cultural matters, researching is a perfect excuse for her to dive into the unknown.

Kader
post-production supervisor
Kader Akbayir
post-production supervisor

Since 2011 Kader has been working at Pupkin following a previous career in event management. She is the mastermind behind the specific approach for our titles needed during post-production. Kader aims to create a smooth process for the best outcome when assembling the right crew and facilities for post. Kader is highly reliable and is always full steam ahead in post-production.

Sander
managing director & partner
Sander van Meurs
managing director & partner

Sander started his career in 1995 working as a producer on various feature films, commercials, television events and drama series. In 2005 he founded Pupkin where he now serves as managing director. Additionally, Sander is a member of the board for the Dutch Producers’ Association OTP and is an advisor to The Council for Culture.

Iris
producer & partner
Iris Otten
producer & partner

Iris focuses on director-driven dramas, and youth and family content that possess international appeal. She excels at creating environments where people blossom to their fullest, which is one of the several reasons that Pupkin embraced her as a partner in 2009. Iris guides and supports her writers and directors, enabling them to make their voices heard and their visions a reality. As a producer she feels privileged to own the opportunity to bring powerful, hopeful and humorous stories to many new generations.

Pieter
producer & partner
Pieter Kuijpers
producer & partner

Pieter graduated from the University of Utrecht majoring in Theatre, Film and Television Studies. He directed his first feature film Godforsaken in 2003. And in 2005, he founded Pupkin. Currently his focus lies on project development, guiding writers and directors, both for feature films and television. His work is distinguished by translating unconventional ideas into film and television-drama.

Nathalie
creative producer
Nathalie van der Burg
creative producer

Since 2009 Nathalie evolved from a production manager into a crucial asset of the company, currently working as one of Pupkin’s creative producers. She works closely together with producer Iris Otten on the development of high quality drama for children and youth and feature films. With her hands-on approach and involved character, she oversees projects with care by supporting writers and directors during development, and (post-) production.  

Tessel
legal counsel
Tessel Peijnenburg
legal counsel

Tessel, our legal counsel since 2015,  started her career as a lawyer specialised in intellectual property and media law. She is committed to navigating Pupkin through legal challenges and locking down deals.

Esther
finance controller
Esther Bleesing
finance controller

Esther works as an independent book-keeper and budget controller for several film producers and is working part time at Pupkin since 2011. She takes care of Pupkin’s financial administration.

Peter
budget controller
Peter Kersten
budget controller

Peter works as an independent financial and budget controller for several film producers and has been working part time at Pupkin since 2011. He manages Pupkin’s financial accounts and advises the managing director. In his spare time Peter enjoys participating in escape rooms.

More info
Pupkin

Our collaboration with writers and directors is based on personal engagement, trust and sustainability. We are proud of the long-term relationships we have built with all partners we work with. As a company we are constantly in search of a challenge -- in our writers and directors, projects and our audience.

Pupkin is an Amsterdam based, independent production company.

Over the years Pupkin has become one of the leading independent production companies in the Netherlands. We have a strong and exciting track record in developing feature films and television dramas. Our productions have been selected, nominated and awarded at numerous international film festivals, including Quinzaine des Réalisateurs Cannes, TIFF, Emmy Kids Awards, Karlovy Vary, Moscow International Film Festival, Shanghai International Film Festival, Beijing International Film Festival, IFFR, Giffoni, BUFF Malmo, BFI London, Sarajevo Film Festival, BANFF, Cinekid. Our content has been sold to several international platforms and broadcasters, including Netflix, Amazon, Canal+, Arte and ZDF.

Contact
Weesperzijde 4
1091 EA Amsterdam, the Netherlands
+31 (0)20 489.50.88