Amsterdam based production company IJswater Films (‘Icewater Films’), is producing high quality features, shorts, documentaries and TV Drama by emerging or established talent for almost 25 years. Founding owner/producer is Marc Bary (graduate Netherlands Film Academy, Binger Filmlab, member EFA, FPN). Producer Steven Rubinstein Malamud (participant IFFR Rotterdam Lab, Trans-Atlantic Partners Programme/TAP with In Alaska) is working for the company since 2013, since 2019 also operating as an independent producer. Eline van Hagen is project supervisor and office coordinator.
IJswater titles a.o.: The Polish Bride (Cannes Critics Choice, Golden Globe Nominee), Contact (Berlinale Golden Bear Best Short), Win/Win (Prix Genève Europe Script Award), Deep (Reflet d’Or IFF Genève), The New World (Emmy Award Best Actress), 22nd of May (TIFF), Supernova (Berlinale Generation), Paradise Trips (Best Cinematography Sopot FF), In Blue (Best Feature Austin IFF, Dutch Academy Winner Best Director/Best Script/Best Actress ), The Heart of Hadiah Tromp (Honolulu FF Best Foreign Film, Queen Palm IFF 2018 Silver Award Best Actress), L’été et tout le reste (French spoken short, world premiere Venice IIF, TIFF 2018, ARTE), Fucking Cola (short; BUFF, Buster FF, SHIFT FF Audience Award/Best Euregion Film), Free Fight (mid-length, Dutch Academy Nominations 2018 TV-drama/Actors), Father (short doc, world premiere Locarno IFF 2019, NFF 2019) and Stuff (latest short; premiere at the NL Film Festival 2019).
In postproduction: Spanish spoken feature El Azul bajo sus pies by Isabel Lamberti, coproduction with Tourmalet (ES), supported by NL Film Fund, NL Production Incentive, ICAA Spain, Film Madrid.
Feature films in development / financing a.o.: stop-motion animated The Wonderous Journey of Little Sophie by Roel & Berend Boorsma (coprod Pellicola NL, BE + NOR), In Alaska by Jaap van Heusden (coprod Lithium Studio CAN, Caviar BE, selection Cannes l’Atelier 2019 + TIFF Ontario Creates iff 2019), Ravage by Marcel Visbeen (BE coprod Polar Bear; relationship drama, script available), The Man from Rome by Jaap van Heusden & Rogier de Blok (co-writer), The Dumped (screenplay by Joeri Kloppert & Malu Janssen, director), The Island (within ‘De Oversteek ; screenwriters Ashar Medina & Oscar van Woensel, director Gonzalo Fernandez), Imprisoned (director Ben Sombogaart, screenwriter Chris Westendorp) and children’s drama series Kabam! (director Elisabeth Hesemans, screenwriters Floor Paul & Lilian Sijbesma).