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Encyclopedia > Stephan Brenninkmeijer
Stephan Brenninkmeijer
Stephan Brenninkmeijer
Born 27 June 1964
Doorwerth, Netherlands

Stephan Brenninkmeijer (born June 27, 1964) is a Award winning Dutch film director, producer, and screenwriter. June 27 is the 178th day of the year (179th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 187 days remaining. ... 1964 (MCMLXIV) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1964 calendar). ... June 27 is the 178th day of the year (179th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 187 days remaining. ... 1964 (MCMLXIV) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1964 calendar). ... The film director, on the right, gives last minute direction to the cast and crew, whilst filming a costume drama on location in London. ... A film producer creates the conditions for making movies. ... Screenwriters, scenarists or script writers, are authors who write the screenplays from which movies and television programs are made. ...


Life and career

Brenninkmeijer was born into a creative and supportive family in Doorwerth, Netherlands. His parents were restaurant owners. Born and raised at the picturesque Medieval Castle of Doorwerth, he grew up in Apeldoorn, Netherlands. From 1988 to 1992 he studied at the Dutch Filmacademy in Amsterdam, Netherlands, and while there, he made numerous short films. Although aiming to direct feature films, he first focused on storytelling through editing. Apeldoorn ( ▶ (help· info)) is a municipality and a town in in the province of Gelderland, about 26,5 miles east of Amersfoort, in central Netherlands. ... Amsterdam Location Flag Country Netherlands Province North Holland Population 743,905 (1 April 2006) Demonym Amsterdammer Coordinates Website www. ...

In 1992, he started his professional career editing successful television series and films. As an editor he worked with the best Dutch directors including Academy Award winner Mike van Diem. Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ...

He directed his first feature film in 2000, The Silence of the Soul which won a Golden Crown Award at the ICVM festival in Atlanta, USA. This article is about the state capital of Georgia. ...

The same year he co-directed the successful TV series Westenwind which won the Dutch equivalent of the Golden Globe. The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and television programs, given out each year during a formal dinner. ...

In 2002 he has written, produced and directed the motion picture Swingers. A low budget production that had a theatrical release in the Benelux countries and was sold internationally.



  • Graduated in 1992 from Dutch Film Academy, specializations directing and editing.
  • His graduation film was Rerun (1992).
  • Named his son Timo, a tribute to Joep Sertons' character in Swingers.
  • Related to the famous Brenninkmeijer clan, the richest family in Holland known from the C&A international chain of clothes stores.

External links

The Internet Movie Database (IMDb) is an online database of information about actors, films, television shows, video games and production crew personnel. ...



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