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Paul Ruven

He attended Filmschool Amsterdam (screenwriting & directing) (1987-1991), Theatre School For Directors Amsterdam (1979-1984), and UCLA Mastercourse Motion Pictures Division (1986). He directed several plays of writers like Shakespeare, Albee, Goethe, Noel Coward, Strindberg. His first short movie (42 min) was the black and white 'Pierrot Lunaire' ... See full bio »
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 2014 De overgave
 2014 Son of Scarface (writer)
 2013 De Vluchtkerk (TV Movie)
 2013 Robbie Goes to Hollywood (TV Mini-Series) (3 episodes)
- Episode #1.3 (2013)
- Episode #1.2 (2013)
- Episode #1.1 (2013)
 2012 Addy's grote droom (TV Movie documentary)
 2012 Man in de Crèche (TV Movie)
 2012 Het gouden huwelijk (TV Movie)
 2010 De laatste reis van meneer van Leeuwen (TV Movie) (screenplay)
 2010 Gangsterboys (screenplay)
 2008 Mafrika (Video) (writer)
 2006 Spoorloos verdwenen (TV Series) (writer - 13 episodes)
- De verdwenen commissaris (2006) ... (writer)
- De verdwenen française (2006) ... (writer)
- De verdwenen huisarts (2006) ... (writer)
- De verdwenen actrice (2006) ... (writer)
- De verdwenen moeder (2006) ... (writer)
 2003 Javier Guzman: Guzman deelt uit! (TV Special documentary)
 2003 The Route of Pim Fortuyn's Killer (Short) (writer)
 2003 The Emperor's Wife (writer)
 2003 Maxima's Miracle (TV Movie)
 2002 Javier Guzman: Guzman deelt uit! (TV Special documentary)
 2002 De afrekening (TV Movie)
 2002 De 100% ab show (TV Series) (10 episodes)
- Ab 10 (2002)
- Ab 9 (2002)
- Ab 8 (2002)
- Ab 7 (2002)
- Ab 6 (2002)
 2000 Total Loss (screenplay advice)
 1999 Enigma (TV Movie)
 1998 Het 14e kippetje (scenario advice)
 1997 Bed & Breakfast (TV Series) (14 episodes)
- Au pair 2 (1997)
- Au pair 1 (1997)
- Klashorst (1997)
 1996 Sur place
 1996 44 Floors (Short)
 1995 Filmpje!
 1995 Gemengde berichten (TV Movie)
 1994 Karaoke! (Short)
 1994 Shocking Blue (Short)
 1994 Witness (TV Short)
 1994 Zap (Short)
 1994 En route (TV Movie)
 1993 Dagboek van een zwakke yogi (writer)
 1993 The Best Thing in Life (writer)
 1992 Fear and Desire (as P.J. Vernu)
 1992 Ivanhood
 1992 Melies in Color (Short)
 1991 Sahara Sandwich (screenwriter)
 1991 How to Survive a Broken Heart (as P.J. Vernu)
 1990 Let the Music Dance (as P.J. Vernu)
 1989 Alaska (writer)
 1989 Max & Laura & Henk & Willie (writer)
 1989 Lost in Amsterdam (writer)
 1988 De andere kant (writer)
 1988 Vreemde Vogels (Short)
 1988 Pierrot Lunaire (Short)
 1987 Van geluk gesproken (story contributions)
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Scriptdoctors many film scripts, tv drama and others. Was teacher for directors, writers and actors at the Dutch Filmschool Amsterdam, Actor's school Amsterdam, Actor's school Maastricht, Actor's school De Trap, Amsterdam. Member of Amsterdam D.C. (Amsterdam Development Club). Writes a monthly column about the ideal film in the... See more »

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P.J. Vernu | Paul Vernu

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Uses the name 'Ronald da Silva' as pseudonym sometimes, this name is used as pseudonym by Pim de la Parra too. See more »


Every movie he makes is very different than any other movie he made. Every new movie is a surprise.

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