PROJECTS

NIEMAND DIE HET ZIET

© Jean Counet

Documentary series (4 x 50′). Concept & Scenario: Mea Dols de Jong, Ester Gould, Reijer Zwaan. Directors: Mea Dols de Jong & Chris Westendorp. Co-producer: BNNVARA (NL). Release: Jan 8th 2024. 

This geopolitical thriller series shows the new reality of hybrid warfare, disinformation, espionage and sabotage. It follows five protagonists in Ukraine, Taiwan, Brussels and The Netherlands who are determined to defend themselves against digital attacks in the present, or want to uncover the truth about attacks from the past. 
In their shared mission to make unseen threats visible, they each ask: how do we protect our democracies in modern times of war?

FLUSHING

© Tinx Chan

Documentary feature. Director: Ester Gould. Screenwriters: Ester Gould & Saskia de Jong. Status: pre-production. Co-producer: Muyi Films (NL), HUMAN (NL). Release: TBD.

Chaos and ruthless competition: a modern-day ‘gold rush’ is raging in Flushing, a melting-pot neighborhood in the shadow of Manhattan. While most inhabitants hustle daily to get by, they also find comfort in each other’s company. FLUSHING is a documentary Western about life and survival in the margins of the most basic capitalist society.

STRIKE A POSE (2016)

© Robin de Puy

Directors: Ester Gould & Reijer Zwaan. Screenwriters: Ester Gould & Reijer Zwaan. Co-producer: CTM Docs (NL), Serendipity (BE), SWR/Arte (DE). Premièred at the Berlinale (World), Tribeca Film Festival (US) and Hot Docs.

What does it take to express yourself? The surprising and moving story of Madonna’s most famous troupe of dancers.

In 1990, seven young male dancers – 6 gay, 1 straight – joined Madonna on her most controversial tour. On stage and in the iconic film TRUTH OR DARE they showed the world how to express yourself. Now, 25 years later, they reveal the truth about life during and after the tour. STRIKE A POSE is a dramatic tale about overcoming shame and finding the courage to be who you are.