Stephan Brenninkmeijer

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Stephan Brenninkmeijer
Born (1964-06-27) 27 June 1964 (age 58)
Alma materDutch Film Academy, Amsterdam
Occupation(s)Film director, screenwriter, producer
Years active1994–present

Stephan Brenninkmeijer (born 27 June 1964 in Doorwerth) is a Dutch film director, screenwriter, and producer.

Life and career[edit]

Brenninkmeijer was born and raised at Doorwerth Castle, Netherlands, where his father G.H. Brenninkmeijer was owner of the Michelin starred Restaurant Beaulieu.[1]

At the age of 8 his family moved to Apeldoorn. From 1988 to 1992 he studied at the Netherlands Film Academy in Amsterdam. Although aiming to direct feature films, he first focused on storytelling through editing.

In 1992, he started his professional career editing television series and films. As an editor he worked with Dutch directors like Academy Award winner Mike van Diem.

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, United States.

The same year he co-directed the TV series Westenwind which won the Televizierring.

In 2002 he wrote, 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 wrote, produced and directed the feature film Caged. Caged was picked up by Anderson Digital for US home theatre release in February 2013.

In 2012 Brenninkmeijer participated in the user-generated project Entertainment Experience with Paul Verhoeven to make his version on the user-generated script. Both Verhoeven's film (called Tricked) and Brenninkmeijers Lotgenoten (Counterparts) were to be released in the Netherlands in March 2013. The Entertainment Experience tv-show won an International Emmy Award 2013.[2]


Feature films[edit]

Year Film Director Producer Writer Notes
2013 Lotgenoten Yes Yes Yes user-generated Entertainment Experience film
2011 Caged Yes Yes Yes
2002 Swingers Yes Yes Yes
2001 The silence of the soul Yes Yes Won Golden Crown award 2001 at ICVM Festival, Atlanta (U.S.A.)

Short films[edit]

Year Film Director Producer Writer Notes
2022 Burden Yes Yes Best actress, director award at Mannheim Arts and Film Festival (Germany) among others
2022 Tea for two Yes Yes
2022 Last bus Yes Yes
2020 Fleur Yes Yes Yes Best actress, cinematography and sound design award at 48 hour film project Amsterdam
2019 Vogels Yes Yes Best use of line award at 48 hour film project Eindhoven
2019 The knock on the door Yes Yes Yes Best actress award at 48 hour film project Utrecht
2018 Sh!ft Yes Premiered at Cannes film festival 2018 (HP MASTERS OF SHORT)
2018 Resolve Yes Yes Best film, director and actor award at 48 hour film project Eindhoven
2017 Love you daddy Yes
2014 All is grey Yes Yes Yes

TV series[edit]

Year Film Director Editor Notes
2019 Camey Case Yes
2004 De Band Yes
2003 Bon bini beach Yes
2000 Westenwind Yes Yes Won Dutch Golden Televisierring
1999 Toscane Yes
1999 Echt waar Yes Yes
1999 Blauw blauw Yes
1998 't Zal je gebeuren... Yes Yes
1994-1998 Crash! 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.


  1. ^ "BrennFilm | About Stephan Brenninkmeijer". Retrieved Aug 13, 2022.
  2. ^ "MIPTV '13: International Digital Emmy honors "Entertainment Experience"". Retrieved Aug 13, 2022.

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