The first amongst her friends to hit puberty, Zaffan, 12, discovers a terrifying secret about her body. Ostracised by her community, Zaffan fights back, learning…
After her master in film studies, Ellen Havenith worked as a production manager/line producer for over ten years. In 2012 she founded her own company, PRPL. She is a creatively involved producer with a love for inspiring, challenging, heartfelt stories and filmmakers. With PRPL she focuses on feature films with gutsy writer/director signatures that can emotionally connect with an inclusive (genre) audience.
PRPL’s multiple awarded feature films have premiered at the film festivals of Cannes, Sundance, Berlin, Toronto, Rotterdam, Locarno and Tribeca, and four films were the national entries to the Academy Awards. In 2023 When It Melts (by Veerle Baetens, Belgium-Netherlands) won the Jury Award for Best Performance at Sundance and the eight-countries-co-production Tiger Stripes (by Malaysian Amanda Nell Eu) premiered at Cannes’ Semaine de la Critique where it won the Grand Prize.
Ellen is a member of the European Film Academy, and part of the Cannes’ Producers on the Move, EAVE, ACE and INDABA networks.
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