In post-production and likely to be ready for Cannes is The Real Life, the latest film from Robert Jan Westdijk (Siberia, Little Sister) which stars Loes Haverkort and Ramsey Nasr in the story about a young director making a film about a young director making a film. Maltha, who is partnered with Motel Films on the project, is expected to appoint a sales agent shortly.
Maltha has two other features financed. First is Spy Of Orange from Tim Oliehoek (Too Fat Too Furious) which will star Dutch comic Paul De Leeuw. Set to shoot early next year, it is also a co-production with Motel Films. Second up is Winter In Wartime based on a book by former Dutch politician Jan Terlouw. Martin Koolhoven (Schnitzel Paradise) is directing; Isabelle Films is co-producing.
Fu Works is also developing The Silent Force, an adaptation of the well-known
book by Louis Couperus. Orlov Seunke will direct.
Maltha also has two other films being readied for production in Australia. Strangerland is a thriller to star Anthony La Paglia and be directed by Kim Farrant about the fallout on a couple when their two teenage children go missing. Icon Film Distribution is on board the project as the local distributor and New Holland Productions is co-producing with Fu Works.
New Holland is also on board Separation City which is due to shoot next year with Hoyts attached as Australian distributor. Maltha bills it as 'a male Bridget Jones.'
Maltha's last film Love Is All is riding high in the box office at the Netherlands with 250,000 admissions since it opened through A-Film in mid-October.
Maltha is also at AFM, buying films for his Indonesian distribution company Queen/Jive.