The film industry in the Netherlands is an integral part of Dutch national heritage and an extension of cultural awareness and social expression.
For decades in the Netherlands this industry has been dependent on government and municipal subsidies for a large part. With ongoing economic difficulties the government has progressively cut back on subsidies over the years at the detriment of the motion picture industry.
Filmmakers and producers are finding it increasingly difficult to get funding for their films. This trend is clearly represented by the decline in the annual output of Dutch film productions.
At OnMaking we believe in going against the status quo in every single thing we do, as we did in the past when working for the Independent film industry in the Netherlands. We think differently about how independent filmmaking can be financed and produced.
OnMaking was founded in 2012 with the purpose to challenge the status quo; to enable filmmakers with talent to express themselves through the film medium.
Through OnMaking we support independent filmmakers by raising funds and financing for their film productions. OnMaking is well positioned in both the financial markets and in the film production industry.
I am Birgit van Praag, founder of OnMaking.
I was born and raised in the Netherlands and moved to the USA in 2016.
It is my longtime passion for film and the whole experience of going to the cinema that has motivated me to work in this industry for over 15 years and these are also the reasons that has lead me to found OnMaking.
My focus centers on both independent film promotion and fundraising for new films.
I consider myself fortunate to have the opportunity to do the work I do. Simply said, my work perpetuates the medium I love so very much.