Reinier Smit.

Director, Screenwriter, Script Consultant, Script Supervisor

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About Me

I’m a director, script consultant, screenwriter and script supervisor. In other words, I live and breathe filmmaking and storytelling.

For more than 12 years I’ve been working in the film and television industry for a broad range of productions from Hollywood, UK, France, South Africa and The Netherlands.

I love working on a film set, where you are part of an exhilarating creative process to visualise a compelling story. I’m passionate about the initial process of working on a screenplay, where ideas grow into a storyline and an incredible narrative comes to life.

Contact me if you are looking for a filmmaker or a creative professional to elevate your production.

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Director

The Last Post (2017)
The Last Post (2017)
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The Last Post (2017)


Television series (BBC)

My role: 2nd Unit Director - Episodes 1.1 – 1.6

Production Company: Film Afrika, Bonafide Films

Director: Johnny Campbell & Miranda Bowen

Cast: Ben Miles, Jessie Buckley, et al.


Aden 1965. This is the story of a British army unit fighting a Yemeni insurgency in the Middle East and the women and children who were there with them.

Noord Zuid (2015)
Noord Zuid (2015)
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Noord Zuid (2015)


Television series (KRO)

My role: Co-Director / 2nd Unit Director - Episodes 1.1 - 1.10

Production Company: FourOne.Media

Director: Co-director

Cast: Ariane Schluter, Juda Goslinga, Hans Kesting, Katja Schuurman, Meral Polat, et al.


Police series situated in Amsterdam where a team of detectives, led by psychologist Dana van Randwyck, has to solve the mysterious murder of a young girl.

Black Butterflies (2011)
Black Butterflies (2011)
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Black Butterflies (2011)


Feature Film

My role: 2nd Unit Director

Production Company: IDTV, Cool Beans

Director: Paula van der Oest

Cast: Carice van Houten, Liam Cunningham, Rutger Hauer, et al.


In apartheid-torn South Africa, poet Ingrid Jonker struggles tragically in search of love and a sense of home.

The Paradise Suite (2015)
The Paradise Suite (2015)
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The Paradise Suite (2015)


Feature Film

My role: 2nd Unit Director

Production Company: PRPL, Bastide Films

Director: Joost van Ginkel

Cast: Anjela Nedyalkova, Boris Isakovic, Issaka Sawadogo, Magnus Krepper, et al.


The jarring lives of six immigrant residents of Amsterdam intertwine in a poetic mosaic.

Spangas (2015 - 2016)
Spangas (2015 - 2016)
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Spangas (2015 - 2016)


Television series (NCRV)

My role: Director

Production Company: NL Film

Cast: Steef Hupkes, Hassan Slaby, Raymi Sambo, Stijn Fransen, Vajèn van den Bosch, et al.


High school series about the lives, friendships and hardships of a group of students from the Spangalis College.

De Heineken Ontvoering (2011)
De Heineken Ontvoering (2011)
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De Heineken Ontvoering (2011)


Feature Film

My role: 2nd Unit Director

Production Company: IDTV

Director: Maarten Treurniet

Cast: Rutger Hauer, Reinout Scholten van Aschat, Gijs Naber, Teun Kuilboer, et al.


A bold, amateur kidnapping goes wildly awry in this fictionalized account of beer magnate Freddy Heineken's 1983 abduction, which would go on to become one of The Netherlands' most infamous crimes.

Hart tegen Hard (2011)
Hart tegen Hard (2011)
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Hart tegen Hard (2011)


Television series (Net5)

My role: Director - Episode 7

Production Company: Talpa Fiction

Cast: Elise Schaap, Dragan Bakema, Barry Atsma, Huub Stapel, et al.


Light Drama/ Crime series where police detective Thomas and crime reporter Ava are constantly competing with each other when it comes to solving crimes.

Screenwriter

Steen/ Stone (in development)
Steen/ Stone (in development)
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Steen/ Stone (in development)


My role: Screenwriter/ Director

Production Company: Richard Claus & Co.


Episode (in development)
Episode (in development)
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Episode (in development)


My role: Screenwriter/ Director


ElektroLux (in development)
ElektroLux (in development)
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ElektroLux (in development)


My role: Screenwriter


The Weave (in development)
The Weave (in development)
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The Weave (in development)


My role: Screenwriter


Hamid (in development)
Hamid (in development)
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Hamid (in development)


My role: Screenwriter


Krotoa (in development)
Krotoa (in development)
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Krotoa (in development)


My role: Screenwriter


Verreweg de Leukste / The Best By Far (in development)
Verreweg de Leukste / The Best By Far (in development)
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Verreweg de Leukste / The Best By Far (in development)


My role: Screenwriter

Production Company: Richard Claus & Co.


Script Consultant

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After the Storks (in Development)
After the Storks (in Development)
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After the Storks (in Development)


Feature Film

My role: Script Consultant

Production Company: PRPL

Director: Joost van Ginkel


Act of Defiance/ Bram Fischer (2017)
Act of Defiance/ Bram Fischer (2017)
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Act of Defiance/ Bram Fischer (2017)


Feature Film

My role: Script Consultant

Production Company: Spier Films, Cool Beans

Director: Jean van de Velde

Cast: Peter Paul Muller, Sello Motloung


Apartheid is rampant in South Africa, 1963. When ten men are arrested on a farm in Rivonia for conspiring to commit sabotage and violent acts against the repressive S. African government, tenacious lawyer Bram Fisher steps up to the challenge as lead counsel.

The Last Post (2017)
The Last Post (2017)
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The Last Post (2017)


Television series (BBC)

My role: Script Consultant - Episodes 1.1 – 1.6

Production Company: Film Afrika, Bonafide Films

Director: Johnny Campbell & Miranda Bowen

Cast: Ben Miles, Jessie Buckley, et al.


Aden 1965. This is the story of a British army unit fighting a Yemeni insurgency in the Middle East and the women and children who were there with them.

Tonio (2016)
Tonio (2016)
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Tonio (2016)


Feature Film

My role: Script Consultant

Production Company: NL Film

Director: Paula van der Oest

Cast: Pierre Bokma, Rifka Lodeizen, Chris Peters, et al.


After 21-year-old student Tonio dies in a traffic accident, his novelist parents face sorrow and regret as they suffer the agony of losing their only child.

The Paradise Suite (2015)
The Paradise Suite (2015)
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The Paradise Suite (2015)


Feature Film

My role: Script Consultant

Production Company: PRPL, Bastide Films

Director: Joost van Ginkel

Cast: Anjela Nedyalkova, Boris Isakovic, Issaka Sawadogo, Magnus Krepper, et al.


The jarring lives of six immigrant residents of Amsterdam intertwine in a poetic mosaic.

Black Sails (2014 - 2017)
Black Sails (2014 - 2017)
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Black Sails (2014 - 2017)


Television Series

My role: Script Consultant - Season 2, 3 & 4

Production Company: Film Afrika, Platinum Dunes

Director: Steve Boyum, Alik Sakharov, Uta Briesewitz, et al.

Cast: Toby Stephens, Luke Arnold, Hannah New, et al.


Captain Flint and his pirates, twenty years prior to Robert Louis Stevenson's classic "Treasure Island".

Hoe duur was de Suiker? (2013)
Hoe duur was de Suiker? (2013)
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Hoe duur was de Suiker? (2013)


Feature Film

My role: Script Consultant

Production Company: Cool Beans

Director: Jean van de Velde

Cast: Gaite Jansen, Yootha Wong-Loi-Sing, Kees Boot, Benja Bruijning, et al.


A story of 2 half-sisters as they grow up on the sugar plantations of Suriname in the latter half of the eighteenth century. Where Sarith is the most beautiful woman in the colony, the mulatto Mini-Mini is forever in her shadow, slave to her own half-sister.

Lucia de B. (2014)
Lucia de B. (2014)
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Lucia de B. (2014)


Feature Film

My role: Script Consultant

Production Company: Rinkel Film

Director: Paula van der Oest

Cast: Ariane Schluter, Sallie Harmsen, Fedja van Huêt, Annet Malherbe, et al.


A young assistant DA puts a serial killing nurse behind bars, only to discover evidence that may prove her innocence.

170 Hz (2011)
170 Hz (2011)
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170 Hz (2011)


Feature Film

My role: Script Consultant

Production Company: Column Film

Director: Joost van Ginkel

Cast: Jansen, Michael Muller, et al.


Two deaf teenagers fall in love and run away from their disapproving parents, only to discover one of the young lovers carries a dark secret.

Script Supervisor

My IMDB page

The Last Post (2017)
The Last Post (2017)
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The Last Post (2017)


Television series (BBC)

My role: Script Supervisor - Episodes 1.1 – 1.6

Production Company: Film Afrika, Bonafide Films

Director: Johnny Campbell & Miranda Bowen

Cast: Ben Miles, Jessie Buckley, et al.


Aden 1965. This is the story of a British army unit fighting a Yemeni insurgency in the Middle East and the women and children who were there with them.

Tonio (2016)
Tonio (2016)
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Tonio (2016)


Feature Film

My role: Script Supervisor

Production Company: NL Film

Director: Paula van der Oest

Cast: Pierre Bokma, Rifka Lodeizen, Chris Peters, et al.


After 21-year-old student Tonio dies in a traffic accident, his novelist parents face sorrow and regret as they suffer the agony of losing their only child.

Black Sails (2014 - 2017)
Black Sails (2014 - 2017)
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Black Sails (2014 - 2017)


Television Series

My role: Script Supervisor - Season 2, 3 & 4)

Production Company: Film Afrika, Platinum Dunes

Director: Steve Boyum, Alik Sakharov, Uta Briesewitz, et al.

Cast: Toby Stephens, Luke Arnold, Hannah New, et al.


Captain Flint and his pirates, twenty years prior to Robert Louis Stevenson's classic "Treasure Island".

The Paradise Suite (2015)
The Paradise Suite (2015)
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The Paradise Suite (2015)


Feature Film

My role: Script Supervisor

Production Company: PRPL, Bastide Films

Director: Joost van Ginkel

Cast: Anjela Nedyalkova, Boris Isakovic, Issaka Sawadogo, Magnus Krepper, et al.


The jarring lives of six immigrant residents of Amsterdam intertwine in a poetic mosaic.

Hoe duur was de Suiker? (2013)
Hoe duur was de Suiker? (2013)
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Hoe duur was de Suiker? (2013)


Feature Film

My role: Script Supervisor

Production Company: Cool Beans

Director: Jean van de Velde

Cast: Gaite Jansen, Yootha Wong-Loi-Sing, Kees Boot, Benja Bruijning, et al.


A story of 2 half-sisters as they grow up on the sugar plantations of Suriname in the latter half of the eighteenth century. Where Sarith is the most beautiful woman in the colony, the mulatto Mini-Mini is forever in her shadow, slave to her own half-sister.

Lucia de B. (2014)
Lucia de B. (2014)
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Lucia de B. (2014)


Feature Film

My role: Script Supervisor

Production Company: Rinkel Film

Director: Paula van der Oest

Cast: Ariane Schluter, Sallie Harmsen, Fedja van Huêt, Annet Malherbe, et al.


A young assistant DA puts a serial killing nurse behind bars, only to discover evidence that may prove her innocence.

Gooische Vrouwen - De Film (2011)
Gooische Vrouwen - De Film (2011)
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Gooische Vrouwen - De Film (2011)


Feature Film

My role: Script Supervisor

Production Company: Talpa Fiction, Column Film

Director: Will Koopman

Cast: Linda de Mol, Susan Visser, Tjitske Reidinga, Peter Paul Muller, et al.


Cheryl catches her husband cheating on her, Anouk half-accidentally commits art fraud, Claire leaves her fiancé at the altar, and Roelien fights with her family because of her pro-environment views. To escape from all this, they decide to attend a self-help seminar in a French castle.

De Heineken Ontvoering (2011)
De Heineken Ontvoering (2011)
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De Heineken Ontvoering (2011)


Feature Film

My role: Script Supervisor

Production Company: IDTV

Director: Maarten Treurniet

Cast: Rutger Hauer, Reinout Scholten van Aschat, Gijs Naber, Teun Kuilboer, et al.


A bold, amateur kidnapping goes wildly awry in this fictionalized account of beer magnate Freddy Heineken's 1983 abduction, which would go on to become one of The Netherlands' most infamous crimes.

Black Butterflies (2011)
Black Butterflies (2011)
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Black Butterflies (2011)


Feature Film

My role: Script Supervisor

Production Company: IDTV, Cool Beans

Director: Paula van der Oest

Cast: Carice van Houten, Liam Cunningham, Rutger Hauer, et al.


In apartheid-torn South Africa, poet Ingrid Jonker struggles tragically in search of love and a sense of home.

24 Hours to Live (2017)
24 Hours to Live (2017)
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24 Hours to Live (2017)


Feature Film

My role: Script Supervisor

Production Company: Fundamental Films, Thunder Road Pictures

Director: Brian Smrz

Cast: Ethan Hawke, Rutger Hauer, Paul Anderson, Liam Cunningham, et al.


An assassin seeks redemption after being given a second chance at life.

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