Johan Nijenhuis’s track record lists over 40 feature films and TV series. Halfway through high school, Nijenhuis travelled to LA as an exchange student, where he received training in journalism and film technique at the Birmingham High School.
Nijenhuis has all the right intuition and talent for the stories and themes we all love to see. After the Amsterdam Filmacadamie, he directed, among others, Good Times, Bad Times, West Wind and ZOOP. His debut film was Costa! which was followed by Full Moon, Bennie Brat, Fuchsia the Mini Witch , Monkey Business and Skirt Day. His feature films Loving Ibiza and Tuscan Wedding are among the greatest Dutch film hits of the recent years. As a producer at Endemol and NL Film, he was responsible for, among others, the TV series Roses & Wodka Lima, Keyzer & de Boer Lawyers, Football Wives and Penoza, and he developed the youth series SpangaS.
After having studied Economics, Ingmar learned the trade on set of Baantjer, Spangen and Good Times, Bad Times. He launched a new era with the children’s series ZOOP. Ingmar designed a production method which made it possible to produce affordable daily youth television. This method was used in 4 seasons of Van Jonge Leu en Oale Groond and in over 600 episodes of the successful youth series SpangaS. Feature films that were created under his responsibility include Ellis in Glamourland, Zoop in Africa, Zoop in South America, SpangaS on Survival and Skirt Day. During these productions, Ingmar had the overall responsibility from development of the script to the editing, as well as budgetary. Television series like Malaika, The Lion’s Den, Detective Ria and Trollie were produced under his responsibility in the recent years.
Jo-Anneke Wikkerink has been working for Nijenhuis & Co and JOCO Media as assistant to the producers since the fall of 2011. Her job is to supervise the applications for funding of every project that’s being developed, to assist the production teams and to coordinate the post-production, premieres, foreign festivals and sales of the feature films.
Esther van Diepen has been working for Nijenhuis & Co and JOCO Media since the spring of 2012. As office manager, Esther has various responsibilities regarding facility services, administrative affairs, projects and other activities. Within the company, she is the initial person to contact.
Edith / E-DID-IT administrations has been working for Nijenhuis & Co and JOCO Media as a freelancer since 2011. E-DID-IT is responsible for the daily, financial administration and project management of various TV series and films within this corporation.
Aliefka has been working in the film industry since 1999. Together with Johan and the writers, she develops new ideas, liaises with (literary) agencies, and supervises the dramaturgy of the series and feature films in development. In addition, she is engaged in the legal aspects of the development, such as a.o. acquiring options and licenses.
Daan has worked for various distributors over the years. He knows like no other how to market a feature film and how to reach the right target audience. As a product manager for distributor A-Film Benelux, Daan was already responsible for the release of our films Loving Ibiza and Tuscan Wedding. Since April 1st 2015, he is officially part of our team as the Marketing & Development Manager.