DUTCH PICTURE INDUSTRY was established in 2004 by Milan Collin and Brechtje Smidt. Their experience in film and photo production is extensive. Many of their productions have been broadcasted worldwide and awarded on international film festivals.

Our comprehensive knowledge of the Dutch production scene ensures that DUTCH PICTURE INDUSTRY’s clients will always be offered solutions that are reliable, cost effective and efficiently produced.

Our broad experience in communication gives us the optimum ability to transcribe each creative idea, in a versatile manner, to a visual concept. With a large international network of professionals and a strong feeling for quality and style, we help to bring your message across to an international audience for all platforms. While we create inspiring content, we keep the impact on the environment to a minimum.

DUTCH PICTURE INDUSTRY is in the top-3 of ‘dedicated’ production service companies in Amsterdam, and provides the highest level of production support for all aspects of film, video, television, and digital media, including:

  • Concept development
  • Scripting
  • Story- and mood boarding
  • Research and budgeting
  • Location scouting, fixing
  • Talent casting
  • Production staff & crews
  • Equipment packages
  • Post production services
  • Production offices and facilities
  • Production management

How we work


We bring your ideas and our work together to create and deliver world class content for all platforms.


Our broad experience in communication gives us the ability to transcribe each creative idea, in a versatile manner, to a visual concept.


In-house, we have all facilities to assemble the footage, motion graphics, foley, and voice over, for an engaging visual story.


With a large international network of professionals and strong feeling for quality and style we help to bring your message across to an international audience.


Film has a communication purpose. The right distribution is essential. We assist in achieving the goal you have with your communication.


For every project, we look at which media tools are most effective, from short promotional films, social videos, animation, videographics, and 360 video.

Discovery Channel worked with DUTCH PICTURE INDUSTRY for it’s first Dutch adventure commission: Mission Indian Ocean. A very challenging project because of the shear toughness and unpredictability of solo ocean rowing. DUTCH PICTURE INDUSTRY impressed us with their dedication, passion for outdoor adventure filming and their keen eye for telling an authentic story

Alco de Jong - VP Country Manager, Discovery Networks Benelux

The creative team only needs a few words! They understand the essence of the brand and the desired message that we wanted to communicate in only one short meeting and translated that within a few weeks into a six great commercials. Well done guys!

Erik Spliet - Marketing Manager Tenzing Travel

In 2010 we broadcasted the series Going South, cycling through the Americas. A sustainable roadmovie that the highly skilled producers of DUTCH PICTURE INDUSTRY developed. It was made with passion and the believe of bringing something positive to the world.

Anja Veerman - Production Manager AVROTROS broadcaster

For 5 years we are working with DUTCH PICTURE INDUSTRY. In a creative collaboration we created the guidelines for our new audiovisual communication.

Fred Prak - Manager Natuurmonumenten


Meet our team

Founders Brechtje Smidt and Milan Collin are the key individuals on the team, each possessing up to ten years of experience in marketing, production, directing and filming abroad. Freelancers and interns, depending on the number and size of the projects, support the core team.

Annebelle van Zweden

Creative Director

Annebelle is our head of productions. She has the idea's and creates the storyboards. Her directing, editing and animation skills are madness.

Freelancers and Volunteers

Our bravest people

Without our team we would be nothing. Together we create MAGIC, ENERGY and USEFULL TOOLS for communication. Sometimes we have a team of ten and sometimes a few hundred on our productions.