Brimstone producer Els Vandevorst of Isabella Films and her daughter Isabella Depeweg are joining forces to produce Dutch director Muriel d’Ansembourg’s debut feature Truly Naked.
The English-language film will be structured as a UK-Netherlands co-production and will shoot in Devon in the UK.
London Film School graduate D’Ansembourg was BAFTA-nominated for her graduation short Good Night in 2013.
Truly Naked is about a 15 year old boy and touches on what Vandevorst has described as “difficult issues” regarding “intimacy and sexuality.”
Depeweg has taken a 50% stake in Isabella Films, which is named after her. Vandevorst founded the company with Depeweg’s father, Wilfried Depeweg.
Through her other company N279 Entertainment, Vandevorst is now developing Martin Koolhoven’s The Emerland Butterfly, a film noir set in Indonesia in the late 1940s.
Vandevorst is also the producer alongside Michel Schønnemann on Brian De Palma’s new, European-made feature, Domino, now in post-production and being sold by IM Global, and Hungarian director Ágnes Kocsis’ latest feature, Eden.