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With our passion for acting and extensive business experience, DutchCheez wants to create a stage for film talent that is looking to explore new horizons. “Our drive stems from a great love for movies and appealing series, for high standards in acting and for the enchantment of the performance.”

DutchCheez Productions develops and (co)produces fiction content (films and series). Their focus lie on creating compelling stories often based on true events or recognizable strong characters with leadership traits or extreme psychology, whether this is in drama, comedy or action. The stories often portray strong women, good or bad, set in arenas that lie in entrepreneurship or (technical/aerospace) corporate life.

The black comedy Patch was DutchCheez’ first production that was shot on the island of Guernsey (Channel Islands), starring (DutchCheez producers/actresses) Karen Spanjer and Marinda van ’t Hoff in leading roles. This film was a co production by DutchCheez and McG Media Productions and was directed by Danish/British director Kristjan Knigge. Patch has won the Award of Excellence for Best Short Film and Humor and the Award of Merit with Special Mention for Script and Audience Impact. Karen Spanjer won the Best Actress Award at the Madrid International Film Festival 2017 for her role in Patch. The film also received the Award of Merit at the LA Global Shorts Fest and was selected by the prestigious LA Shorts Fest where the film premiered beside Denzel Washington’s film ‘Shame’.

Since then, Karen has been writing and developing ideas for series and films. She produced the short film Sector 9S and an online children’s show during Covid. Besides that she works as an actress.