Pieter van Huijstee
Pieter van Huystee (born in 1956) started as a photographer for illustrated magazines. After working at a public broadcasting company he became creative director of IDTV. In this period he mainly did entertainment programmes, but also got in touch with Johan van der Keuken and produced one of his documentaries, Brass Unbound.
In 1995 Pieter van Huystee started his own production company. Since then he has produced documentaries, feature films and single plays with well-known Dutch directors like Johan van der Keuken, Heddy Honigmann, Ramon Gieling, Boris Gerrets, Klaartje Quirijns, Hans Fels, David de Jongh, Renzo Martens, Sabine Lubbe Bakker and Niels van Koevorden. Besides, several young filmmakers got the opportunity to realise their plans in cooperation with Pieter van Huystee Film.
By combining daring with decisiveness, Pieter van Huystee Film has nowadays become one of the leading Dutch independent production companies, highly esteemed for the quality and wide range of its projects. In 1999 the distribution department Public Film was added, which sets out to release 'Dutch Docs' in local cinemas. Moreover, many van Huystee documentaries and features are screened at festivals all over the world and have been awarded many times.
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