Willemijn Cerutti

completed her bachelor degrees in American Studies and co-founded production company CCCP.tv in 1994. She produced documentaries for Dutch public broadcasters AVRO and NTR, as well as studio programs for Dutch commercial networks like RTL4 and RTL5. She left CCCP.tv in 2000 and dedicated herself to the executive production of independent, creative documentaries at Zeppers Film & TV in Amsterdam. Over the next 13-year period, Zeppers Film evolved from producing a handful of films per year – such as André Hazes - She Believes In Me, winner of the Joris Ivens Award at the IDFA 1999 – to making over 10 productions per year for TV and cinema.

In 2013 Cerutti Film got off to a flying start. She co-produced two 50-minute films with Dutch public broadcasters Human and VPRO and two youth documentaries for VPRO and NCRV. Willemijn Cerutti Film added youth documentaries as a genre to her skill set and aims to further develop this. The power of telling true stories in film is undeniably strong in the eyes of Cerutti’s young audience, including her own daughters. 

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At Zeppers Film she was executive producer for the following productions:

  • Masha Novikova Sweet smoke of the fatherland (90’ IKON, Golden Calf Nomination 2012)
  • Simone de Vries Beer is Cheaper than Therapy (90’ VPRO, 2011)
  • Maasja Ooms & Ingrid Wender - When I Was Dead (50’ IKON, 2011)
  • Simone de Vries Ted Noten (50’ NTR, 2010)
  • Maartje Bakers Big (50’ NTR, 2010)
  • Simone de Vries Kessels' Eye (50’ VPRO, 2009)
  • Denise Janzée My mother, actress Willeke van Ammelrooy (50’ NTR, 2008)
  • Saskia Vredeveld Leaving Mandela Park (90’ IKON, in coproductie with Off World, 2007)
  • Astrid Bussink The Lost Colony (90’ NTR, 2007)
  • Prosper de Roos Calling ET (90’ NTR, 2007)
  • Jos de Putter How Many Roads (90’ IKON, 2006)
  • Merel Beernink That Paradise Will Be Mine (50’ IKON, workshop IDFA, 2005)
  • Danielle Kwaaitaal Flo (2005 10’, O&O Filmfonds)
  • (2005, 50’ NTR) Skindeep Jenne Sipman 
  • (2005, 90’ IKON) Mr. Right Dree Andrea 
  • (2004, 50’ NTR, workshop IDFA) Marching Lassies Maartje Bakers 
  • (2004, 50’ NTR, Gouden Kalf voor muziek NFF) Alias Kurban Saïd Jos de Putter
  • (2004, 50’ IKON, 2004) The Betuwelijn Jenne Sipman 
  • (2003, 50’ IKON) The Patriot Milena Boudinova 
  • (2001, 50' NTR) Split Cities Mart Dominicus
  • (2002, 90’ NTR) The Show Must Go On Hans Heijnen
  • (2002, 90’NTR) The Damned and the Sacred Jos de Putter 
  • (2002, 50’ NTR, 2e Audience Award IDFA) Flower Fever Dorien Janssen
  • (2001, 90’ NTR) Normaal -I always come back Frank van den Engel 
  • (2001, 50’ IKON) Brooklyn Stories Jos de Putter
  • (2000, corporate film)100 years Ajax John Appel 

directed by Jos de Putter.
My mother, the actress
Kessels' Eye by Simone de Vries.
Lords of the ring
Leaving Mandela Park
Beer is Cheaper than Therapy
Danielle Kwaaitaal
Dancing Heidelicht
by Saskia Vredeveld
The Show Must Go On
setphoto Louis van Gaal (2000)
Marching Lassies by Maartje Bakers
'Normaal - I always come back
Between Heaven and Earth van Frank van den Engel.
'The Lost Colony' by Astrid Bussink.
Still from 'The damned and the sacred' by Jos de Putter.
documentary by Simone de Vries
Victor Kossakovsky
Sweet smoke of the fatherland
Still from When I Was Dead