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Team

YANi
YANi
YANi
director / producer

YANi is co-founder of Hazazah Pictures and an award winning film director and renowned photographer. He directed the short film RAFAS RULES and leaders for films as THE 14TH CHICK and SIBERIA. He has been (co-) producing documentary, feature and short films since 2004, including the Golden Globe winning and Academy Award nominated film PARADISE NOW by director Hany Abu-Assad. Besides working as a director and producer, Yani coaches young directors at Hazazah and Pictures.

Constant van Panhuys
Constant van Panhuys
Constant van Panhuys
freelance producer

Constant is something of a cross-disciplinary freelance film producer. For the past five years he has been building a career working on award winning documentaries, museum installations and cultural projects for various production companies. After meeting Hazazah Pictures producer Maarten Kuit at an IDFA workshop, Constant started working on Gabbers! by Wim van der Aar followed by Rob Lücker's award winning short film Das Wad. Inspired by the challenges and possibilities specific to film, Constant works closely with directors to transform ideas into reality. With several documentaries and cultural projects in the making, Constant is currently setting up his own foundation for arts and culture and hopes to someday be the boss of everything.

Jeroen van den Idsert
Jeroen van den Idsert
Jeroen van den Idsert
producer

Jeroen is co-founder of Hazazah Pictures and has been producing documentaries, short and feature films since the 1990's. In 2005 he co-produced the Golden Globe winning and Academy Award nominated film PARADISE NOW by director Hany Abu-Assad, and has since produced various short, feature and documentary films that have been screened all over the world and have collected numerous international awards. 

Charlotte Sarneel
Charlotte Sarneel
Charlotte Sarneel
Producer

Charlotte graduated from the Netherlands Film Academy in 2009. After Constant introduced her to Maarten Kuit in 2014 she decided to join forces with Hazazah Pictures and has since then worked wih great pleasure on films in all stages of development, such as Chellina da Beast, If The Sun explodes, All You Need Is Me and many more.

Maarten Kuit
Maarten Kuit
Maarten Kuit
producer

Maarten is an experienced film producer who's been working in film since 1990. He has worked on hundreds of commercials, short films and notable TV series before joining Hazazah Pictures in 2009. Since then he has worked on Black Out, De Van Waveren Tapes, Zombie, We Are 18, the award winning short Das Wad and most recently De Boskampi's. Inspired to create temporary worlds in which he can lose himself both as a producer as well as a viewer is what Maarten loves most about making film, whether it's a story dreamt up by a director or stepping into someone's life and time for a documentary. As a producer he gets to be part of every aspect of a project by doing research, working with directors on script development and finding the best combination of talents for each film. This involvement is what is most essential to Maarten in achieving the highest potential of any idea.

Arne Toonen
Arne Toonen
Arne Toonen
director / producer

ARNE TOONEN has been directing commercials, feature films, television dramas and short films for almost a decade. His first feature film DIK TROM was one of the best visited films in Dutch cinemas in 2010 and won multiple international awards. His crime comedy BLACK OUT got critical acclaim, stating the film is '... solid as a rock, edgy and very funny.. Reminiscent of Tarantino's best work... A brilliant, fast-paced thriller that is yet unrivaled and unprecedented in the Netherlands...’ and was the first and only Telefilm in Dutch history to hit North American cinemas. Arne is currently mastering the art of motorcycle maintenance and his latest feature DE BOSKAMPI'S hit Dutch cinemas in April 2015.