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Derk-Jan Warrink

Derk-Jan Warrink




Decision Maker 2018
Decision Maker 2017
Decision Maker 2016


Derk-Jan Warrink graduated as a producer in 2009 at the Netherlands Film Academy with his graduation film JACCO'S FILM (Daan Bakker), which got nominated for a Crystal Bear during Berlinale 2010. As soon as he completed this Bachelor he started working as a producer at Lemming Film, where he developed and produced a number of productions and coproductions such as THE LOBSTER (Yorgos Lanthimos), BLIND (Eskil Vogt), BOY 7 (Lourens Blok) and BLOOD, SWEAT & TEARS (Diederick Koopal). He also produced various TV-series like Golden Rose nominee HOW TO SURVIVE...? (Remy van Heugten) and sci-fi series ZENITH (Maurice Trouwborst & Tomas Kaan).

In 2014 Derk-Jan participated in the EAVE producer workshop and he was a member of the board for the Netherlands Student Film Festival from 2012 to 2016. Last year Derk-Jan founded production company Keplerfilm together with producer Koji Nelissen.

company profile

Before founding Keplerfilm in April 2016, longtime friends Derk-Jan Warrink and Koji Nelissen worked at several Dutch production companies. For more than eight years, they were lucky enough to be surrounded by many inspiring talents with whom they succeeded to shape and generate amazing films and TV series. They've worked on award- winning projects, both in their native The Netherlands as internationally, such as THE LOBSTER (Yorgos Lanthimos), BULLHEAD (Michaël R. Roskam), BLIND (Eskil Vogt) and PARADISE NOW (Hany Abu-Assad).
Warrink and Nelissen’s greatest asset is to not only recognize exceptionally talented writers and directors, but also to create an opportunity for them to grow into their full potential. They will shape their combined experience, passion and love for film, into their new production company Keplerfilm.
With a strong focus on developing and nurturing talent, Keplerfilm's business is telling stories; whether funny or sad, always deeply human and with a heart, and aiming to intellectually entertain the audience.