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"It all begins with curiosity!"

Impassioned, inspiring and with an enormous amount of sensitivity and integrity; this is how I have been producing TV programmes and documentaries for over 15 years now. In my work the human interest story takes centre stage, and I am specialised in making complex themes intelligible to a large crowd. Watchwords are high quality and tireless commitment.

Find out my employment highlights below and let's stay tuned!

Olaf van Paassen - director

contact

OVP Producties
Olaf van Paassen

Duizendknooplaan 57
3452AT
Vleuten
The Netherlands

olaf@ovp-producties.nl
+31 (0)6-53844792

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personal resume

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employment highlights

BLOOD, SWEAT AND ARIA’S
(Bloed, zweet en aria’s)

Director. Exclusive behind-the-scenes 8-part documentary on Dutch National Opera. Broadcasted in 2015 by national public channel.

BLOOD, SWEAT AND STRINGS
(Bloed, zweet en snaren) 2nd volume

Director. Exclusive behind-the-scenes 8-part documentary on Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. Broadcasted in 2015 by national public channel.

SONNY ROLLINS
tomorrow I'll play better

Director. Documentary on jazz legend Sonny Rollins. Co-director Hans Hylkema. (2014)

BLOOD, SWEAT AND BLISTERS
(Bloed, zweet en blaren)

Director. Exclusive behind-the-scenes 8-part documentary on Dutch National Ballet. Broadcasted in 2014 by national public channel.

BLOOD, SWEAT AND STRINGS
(Bloed, zweet en snaren)

Director. Exclusive behind-the-scenes 6-part documentary on Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. Broadcasted in 2013 by national public channel.

IN COURT
(De Rechtbank) 2nd volume

Researcher/composer. Takes viewer into the courtroom, showing real trials. Judges reflect on their working life. 8 episodes, broadcasted by national public channel, 2012.

DOWN TO THE HAGUE
(In het Haagse)

Director/video editor. 6-part documentary on Dutch House of Parliament. Broadcasted by national public channel, 2012.

POPSTAR TO OPERASTAR
(Van popster tot operaster)

Editor-in-chief/field director. Current popstars are trained to sing opera, including fundraising for Oxfam Novib, Broadcasted in 2011 by national public channel.

TV SHOW SPECIAL

Researcher/field director. Instructive program about the first crucial 1.000 days of a child, including fundraising for UNICEF. Broadcasted in 2011 by national public channel.

IN COURT
(De Rechtbank)

Researcher/composer. Takes viewer into the courtroom, showing real trials. Judges reflect on their working life. 8 episodes, broadcasted by national public channel, 2010.

VAN WEELDEN OVER WATER

Researcher. 12-part documentary about Holland and its relationship with water. Broadcasted in 2010 by national public channel.

LIVING WITH DIABETES

Director/editor-in-chief/video editor. Comparative study on diabetic patients in 3 countries (France, Germany and England), 2009.

SYLVANA’S CHOICE

Director/reporter. TV recording IJAZZ Amsterdam Jazz Festival. Broadcasted in 2009 by national public channel.

JAZZ COOKIN

Researcher. The relationship between jazz music and food, explained in a 3-part series. 2008, national public channel.

THE WORLD PORT DAYS LIVE
(Wereldhavendagen Live)

Editor-in-chief / field director. Live registration 75 year anniversary Port of Rotterdam. 2007, national public channel.

IDTV

Editor-in-chief at IDTV. (2008-2009)

RTL GP

Editor-in-chief/reporter Red Bull (live) sports events. (2005-2008)

ENDEMOL HOLLAND

Editor-in-chief, researcher and field director at Endemol Holland. (1997-2005)