ACCENTO FILMS

Founded by multi award winning writer/director Elbert van Strien and producer Claudia Brandt. Accento Films is focussed on director-driven striking films, which are accessible to international audiences, with special emphasis on intelligent genre films.

In 2010 Accento Films released its first feature film, psychological thriller TWO EYES STARING (ZWART WATER) directed by Elbert van Strien and starring Barry Atsma and Hadewych Minis (watch trailer). Awarded with the Kodak NPP Development Prize Two Eyes Staring had its international premiere at the Edinburgh Film Festival, after which it won the Grand Prix Best Film and Best Screenplay at Fantasporto 2011. Two Eyes Staring was sold to 30 countries and US remake rights have been picked up by Charlize Theron and Lionsgate.

Accento Films has also produced THE HIDDEN FACE, a psychic thriller by Elbert van Strien which won the Hans Christian Andersen Award and the Silver Méliès (watch trailer) and STILL WORLD, a Kafkaesque thriller / photo-film (nomination Best Dutch Short, shown at New Directors/New Films at MoMA, New York). (watch film excerpt). Both films are available on DVD.





Since Two Eyes Staring Accento Films built up a broad international network with access to international financiers in both Europe and the US.

In 2018 Accento Films wil go into production with the English language supernatural/psychological thriller MARIONETTE,. Accento has two more features in financing: futuristic thriller OUT OF MIND, and political paranoia thriller MINDHACK.

The current development slate includes several feature films for the Dutch and the international market, incl. thriller/film noir GOODBYE MR LEBEDEV and black comedy/scifi THE PSYCHONAUT.