June 27, 1964 |
|Alma mater||Dutch Film Academy, Amsterdam|
|Occupation||Film director, producer, screenwriter|
Life and career
At the age of 8 his family moved to Apeldoorn. From 1988 to 1992 he studied at the Dutch Filmacademy in Amsterdam. Although aiming to direct feature films, he first focused on storytelling through editing.
The same year he co-directed the TV series Westenwind which won the Dutch equivalent of the Golden Globe.
In 2002 he has written, produced and directed the motion picture Swingers. A controversial low budget production that had theatrical releases in the Benelux countries and was sold internationally.
In 2011 he has written, produced and directed the feature film "Caged". Caged has been picked up by Anderson Digital for US release in February 2013.
In 2012 Brenninkmeijer participated in the crowd sourced project Entertainment Experience with Paul Verhoeven to make his version on the user generated script. Both Verhoevens film (called Tricked) as Brenninkmeijers Lotgenoten (Counterparts) will be released in the Netherlands in March 2013. The Entertainment Experience won an International Emmy Award 2013. 
|2012||Entertainment Experience - Counterparts||Yes||Yes||Yes||Won International Emmy Award 2013|
|2001||The silence of the soul||Yes||Yes||Won Golden Crown award 2001 at ICVM Festival, Atlanta (U.S.A.)|
|2003||Bon bini beach||Yes|
|2000||Westenwind||Yes||Yes||Won Dutch Golden Televisierring|
|1998||'t Zal je gebeuren...||Yes||Yes|
|1993||Called at the bar||Yes||Won Dutch Golden Calf and Nipkov Disc award for Best Television Drama series|
- Named his son Timo, a tribute to Joep Sertons' character in Swingers.
- Related to the famous Brenninkmeijer clan, the richest family in the Netherlands known from the C&A international chain of clothes stores.