Smarthouse = Commercial Arthouse. We link music, arts and design into the world of film, to serve a global audience. We produce feature films, documentaries and commercials, always with an international focus .
The worlds of film and advertising are crossing over online and Smarthouse services this range of new opportunities for storytelling in advertising.
Our commercial directors come from different creative backgrounds and will deliver a tailor made concept for each project. We Think Smart. We Create Film.
Smarthouse Films is a member of the EAVE and Binger network.
DANIELLE guirguis - PRODUCER
Founder and proud smartie owner. With a background in marketing she was responsible for the marketing & pr for Paul Verhoeven's Zwartboek. Growing into the world of feature film production she was an executive producer on Reinout Oerlemans' Komt een Vrouw bij de Dokter and Antoinette Beumer's De gelukkige Huisvrouw and produced Maria Peters' De groeten van Mike and Dave Schram's Razend and Spijt. She is always looking for new ways to expand her passion for filmmaking. After launching the commercial side of Smarthouse, there is no stopping Miss Guirguis. But when shit does hit the van, she just needs to vacuum clean a room or two and she's good to go again.
JAAP HERMANS - PRODUCER
Even though Jaap graduated in Sound-Design from the Netherlands Film Academy, he started producing shorts, commercials and music video’s straight in his graduation year. Working in different jobs on set, varying from sound recordist to first ad, Jaap drifted into the craft of production manager. He took commercial production to an international level while working for Miauw, the production company of CZAR founder Rene Eller. After freelancing a little while around Amsterdam, he now settles down at Smarthouse Films as one of the producers. He likes to build and fix things, from espresso machines to crooked tables. You should check out our office!
MICHELLE HUVENEERS - PRODUCTION MANAGER
Michelle aka Mies aka Set Animal. The youngest smartie of the bunch. During her study Media, Information and Communication she started as a Smarthouse intern and basically never left. During her internships for both FATT Productions and Smarthouse Films she learned the ways of feature film production. Multi operational Miss Huveneers; Michelle at the office, Mies in her spare time and Set Animal... well on set.
DAAN GIELIS - HEAD OF TALENT
There is something about Smarthouse and all-rounders. That is why Daan is not only one of our smart writers, she is also watching over our talent and watching out for new ones. After studying Film at the University of Utrecht, Daan architected her all round career in the film industry, (Netherlands Film Festival, CineMart at International Film Festival Rotterdam, Motel Films, Fortissimo and Head of Talent at the Binger Filmlab) before she settled down as a writer and script coach. So if you think you got the smartfactor, Daan really enjoys chocolate cake and white wine while she’s reading your new project.
SHEKHAR KEWALBANSING - FINANCE ADMINISTRATION
Without this man chaos emerges. Shekhar is thé financial handy man. He knows film and he knows finance, but most important he knows Smarthouse. It’s save to say that this guy is there when you need him. If not for saving us from the admin wormhole, then for spinning some funky tunes as DJ Chique Benitez.