engaged / international / cinematic
Engaged with the world. Internationally oriented. Cinematic.
We try to make sense of the world and express our many thoughts and feelings through our films.
Blunt Cinema is a collective of passion-driven filmmakers, founded by Freek Zonderland and Jordi Wijnalda in 2015. Fuelled by our love for the world
and for filmmaking, we are always looking for our own independent ways to bring projects to cinematic life and grow as filmmakers and human beings.
In 2017, we joined forces with rental house Invite-AV/Joost Kelderman and production force Besma Ayari, to be able to have full access to all gear,
technical knowledge and production skills needed for complex commissioned and independent projects.
We also established a long-term partnership with documentary filmmakers Pamela Sturhoofd and Jessica van Tijn (Special Eyes), co-producing the
documentary Truus’ Children about the Dutch war hero Truus Wijsmuller, who saved thousands of Jewish children just before World War II.
In 2017, the pilot for Edward’s Miraculous Bookstore, an inspired children’s series by first-time director Annabel Essink, reached the screens.
This is our first magical foray into fiction for a younger audience, about the power of imagination and the importance of books and stories. The pilot got
selected for the Chicago International Children’s Film Festival in 2018. This project inspired us to establish Perrault Pictures, a creative sister company
focusing on uniting relevance and enchantment.
Stay tuned as we continue to expand our horizons!