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’S HISTORY
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: 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 [...]
NL AWARD WINNER BEST DOCUMENTARY OF THE YEAR C ompletely unexpectedly Renzo Veenstra (editor in chief of Omroep Brabant) called this afternoon and told that our film SHEEP HERO has won the NL [...]
35NOMINATIONS & 15 AWARDS in the last year The Corona virus has put the whole world to a stop. Now that everyone is in quarantine it seemed a good [...]
SHEEP HERO SCREENINGS IN NOVEMBER In November again more than 10 film festivals are screening SHEEP HERO in their official competition. There are some amazing film festivals and premieres, [...]