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Special Eyes

Films about people.
About their dreams and ideals.
About their talents, perseverance and courage.

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Our work

Special Eyes produces documentaries from A to Z. Characteristic of our productions is the creative way of recording. Like a fly on the wall, we look with ‘special eyes’ into someone else’s world with integrity. Sometimes they are already known, sometimes we just want to remove them from oblivion. Over the years we have made dozens of films for both television and business.
View some examples here.

Truus Wijsmuller

Truus' Children
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During WWII, Truus Wijsmuller ensured that thousands of mainly Jewish children could escape the Holocaust. Yet her name is almost nowhere to be found in the historiography. Some of the ‘children’ she brought to safety are taking on the task of giving her the tribute she deserves, 80 years after they were rescued.

Patrick Kluivert

Born to score

As a football player, Patrick Kluivert joined the greats adter he made the Champions League final goal in 1995 as an 18-year-old pantsie.
In ‘Patrick’s DNA’ we follow him closey for over 3 years to capture his second carreer – as ‘father of’ (2 talented soccer sons) and as a coach (temporarily reunited with his mattie (‘bestie’) Seedorf – in unique images.
(In production)

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Emmy Verhey

The last time, second part
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Violinist Emmy Verhey said goodbye to her profession after 59 years. Starting out as a ‘prodigy’, combining an international career and motherhood, was not always easy. How challenging is it to transfer the knowledge gained on stage to someone who is still at the beginning, like violin talent Vera Beumer?

Youp van 't Hek

Nobody knows what time it is

Jokes make life bearable. That is what comedian Youp van ‘t Hek has been doing all his life for his audience. But how do you make your own life bearable, and how do you determine – after so many successful shows, books and columns – the moment when you may want or have to stop?

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We love working together

Our films are not only about people but also come about with people: with the interviewees in the first place, but also with the production team that we carefully put together for every production and with you, the client.

Nothing is more fun and productive than good collaboration. With us, it is not only about the result (the film) but also about the road to it. That is why we, Pamela Sturhoofd and Jessica van Tijn, have been working together as Special Eyes for more than 20 years. Quite special!

Our films are not only about people but also come about with people: with the interviewees in the first place, but also with the production team that we carefully put together for every production and with you, the client.

Nothing is more fun and productive than good collaboration. With us, it is not only about the result (the film) but also about the road to it. That is why we, Pamela Sturhoofd and Jessica van Tijn, have been working together as Special Eyes for more than 20 years. Quite special!

Proud of you. Very nice portrait without frills. Really amazing. Viewed it last night. Too bad my family has such a big mouth and that they are so ugly. It was festive to work with you. Thank you! Responses are unanimously praising. You have shown what it is.”

YOUP VAN 'T HEK

Tom and my emotions are still running on high. I can’t thank Pam, Jessica and Freek the cameraman enough for the information, respect and caring that they showed. You will always be in our thoughts and heart.

KATHY BENFORD - vrouw van Tommy Benford, één van Truus' Children na afloop van de opnames