About Rogier

I am a documentary director and producer, working for the national and international market.  I also work as a script coach/ writer. I am specialized in documentary plans for Media Fund, Film Fund, and a range of national and international funds (including the Creative Europe program).

In 2005, I won the Golden Calf (The highest Dutch film prize) with the documentary Lomax the Songhunter  (90 minutes, NTR/PBS/VTR/ TV Catalunya). The film was nominated for an international Emmy Award in 2007, won several other international prizes, and was shown on more then 40 film festivals worldwide.

I founded Jongens van de Wit Film Production in 2006 together with director Boudewijn Koole. As creative producers, we developed documentaries for the (inter)national broadcast market. We produced the tv serie  Surprising Europe  (9 x 25 minutes) about the life of African migrants in Europe, which was broadcasted Al-jazeera English worldwide, en here in the Netherlands by broadcaster HUMAN. Also we produced Happily Ever After (2013, IKON, HVAR),  which was nominated for A Tiger Award at IFFR Rotterdam, won several other prizes worldwide , had many nominations, and was selected on more than 40 international Filmfestivals.  Next to this , I produced Koole’s first drama film Trage Liefde , the prizewinning cross media project Herinnerdingen, and several informational films for the children Magazine SamSam.

Nowadays,  I am co-owner of Zelovic Film, a small documentary film production company which specializes in personal documentaries. Currently, we produce Glass, an intimate story about my dream of being a street musician on my self build glass-organ. The film is co-financed by several  Dutch funds and will be broadcasted by KRO- NCRV.