Mozart's Sister Subject of New Film

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Netherlands based film development outfit BUZZMEDIA NETWORK and Amsterdam production company Ventus Film this week inked a strategic partnership to develop and co-produce up to six feature films over the next four years. The films will be directed by BUZZMEDIA'S Heinrich Dahms and produced by Ventus' Peter van Vogelpoel whose previous co-productions include Lars von Trier's "Breaking the Waves" and "The Idiots".

The co-production arrangement will kick off with the production in Winter 2005 of "The Wonder Child", a biopic on Nannerl Mozart, the musically gifted sister of Amadeus Mozart. "The Wonder Child" will be the first of a trilogy of biopics on three female musical Wunderkinder of the early 19th century. The "Wunderkind Trilogy" will include films on Clara Schumann (wife of Robert Schumann) and Fanny Mendelssohn (sister of Felix Mendelssohn). The award-winning screenplays for "The Wonder Child" and "Clara" were written by USA screenwriters Anthony Zaccaro and Miriam Queensen.

Other award-winning screenplays in the BUZZMEDIA NETWORK pipeline to be co-produced by Ventus include screenplays on 18th century Italian artist "Caravaggio" by US screenwriter Ken Mora, and a biopic on infamous Restoration poet Lord Rochester by US screenwriter James T. Frazier. Ventus will handle the co-production and investment structure for the upcoming projects.

About Ventus Films

Ventus Film is the Netherlands based specialist production company of producers Peter van Vogelpoel and Karin S. de Boer. Peter van Vogelpoel was (co-)producer of films such as "Breaking the Waves", "The Idiots", "Wilde Mossels", "Unter Den Palmen", "Perfect Circle", "Rembrandt", "Curfew" and "Haifa". Karin S. de Boer was line producer on "Resitance", "Magania", "Wilde Mossels" and "Rembrandt".


BUZZMEDIA NETWORK BV ( is the Netherlands based film development company of Heinrich Dahms (, director of feature films including "My Daughter's Keeper" (Miramax 1993). Other BUZZMEDIA projects include award-winning scripts on Italian artist "Caravaggio", and "Making Miss Barry" on infamous Restoration poet Lord Rochester.

Further Information

Ventus Film: Peter van Vogelpoel, tel: +31-20-6060 773,

BUZZMEDIA NETWORK: Heinrich Dahms, tel: +31-35-772 5225,


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