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NEWTON film produces independent creative documentary films with a social, economical or cultural perspective. NEWTON film ‘s experience, professional approach and involvement with both crew as characters during the whole process of the film is the key essence for success. Our creative documentaries have been selected and awarded on the world ‘s biggest documentary and film festivals.
NEWTON film works with the best professionals from the field and arranges the best team for each individual project. NEWTON film has professional audiovisual equipment, such as (4K) camera, sound, mixer, light equipment and editing suites. We also produce commissioned films for government agencies (such as the European Union, the Dutch Ministry of Internal Affairs), broadcasters (such as VPRO, EO, Omroep Brabant, ARTE/ZDF), institutions (such as Fontys, the Liliane Foundation) and companies (such as AMSL, TNT, Pernod Ricard).


NEWTON film was founded in 2004 by Ton van Zantvoort (Heesch, 1979). He graduated with credits in 2003 at the Art Academy AKV St. Joost in Breda. In 2006, his debut film GRITO de PIEDRA premiered at IDFA and his second feature a BLOOMING BUSINESS in 2009 screened on major film festivals and was broadcasted worldwide. His film SHEEP HERO got selected on more than 75 (renowned) international film festivals, won 15 awards and 35 nominations. It was also theatrically released in several European countries and broadcasted worldwide.

Since 2009 he started to produce documentaries for other (young) directors such as DAY is DONE* by Guido Hendrikx that premiered at IDFA and FALLING by Jef Monté premiered at the Dutch Film Festival. Luuk Bouwman’s Dick Verdult – It Is True But Not Here premiered on Bafici in Buenos Aires. HONDS by Josefien van Kooten and The Hole In My Life by Xavier van Delft are the latest projects.
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    SHEEP HERO RETITLED AS NO WAY IN FRENCH CINEMAS The French theatrical release of SHEEP HERO kicks off on October 14th. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the release was delayed for a long [...]

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    HONDS premiere and screenings at the Dutch Film Festival Our short documentary HONDS by director Josefien van Kooten will have its premiere in the Golden Calf Competition at the 40st Dutch Film Festival, [...]

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    HONDS selected for Golden Calf Competition

    HONDS selected for Golden Calf Competition We are delighted that our film HONDS by director Josefien van Kooten is selected for the Golden Calf Competition! The film will premiere at the 40th [...]

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    SHEEP HERO: from a free shepherd to a small rental house

    SHEEP HERO: from a free shepherd to a small rental house The film SHEEP HERO by Ton van Zantvoort about the Dutch shepherd Stijn Hilgers, was a hit worldwide. The film has [...]

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