Roelof Jan Minneboo studied in Amsterdam and was a member of industrial band Throw Me Your Finger before writing for theatre and film. He wrote Corn Island (2014), Georgia’s submission to the Academy Awards, and Pomegranate Orchard, winner of the 2017 APSA Young Cinema Award. Minneboo works as a script consultant, script doctor and lectures on universal storytelling and story archetypes.

Accolades

Adilkhan Yerzhanov and Roelof Jan Minneboo
Best Screenplay, 2018

Adilkhan Yerzhanov and Roelof Jan Minneboo

Best Screenplay, 2018

Adilkhan Yerzhanov and Roelof Jan Minneboo

The Gentle Indifference of the World (Laskovoe Bezrazlichie Mira)

Adilkhan Yerzhanov was born in Djezkazgan City, Kazakhstan. In 2009 he graduated from Kazakh National Academy of Arts and participated in the Berlinale Talents program.…

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Films

The Gentle Indifference of the World
2018

The Gentle Indifference of the World (Laskovoe Bezrazlichie Mira)

Kazakhstan, France
2018

The Gentle Indifference of the World (Laskovoe Bezrazlichie Mira)

After her father’s untimely death, Saltanat is forced to trade her idyllic and sheltered countryside life for the cruel city. In order to save her…

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A Dark, Dark Man
2019

A Dark, Dark Man

Kazakhstan, France
2019

A Dark, Dark Man

When a boy is murdered in a Kazakh village, Detective Bekzat wants to wrap up the inquiries quickly. And why wouldn’t he? After all, the…

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Pomegranate Orchard
2017

Pomegranate Orchard (Nar Baği)

Azerbaijan
2017

Pomegranate Orchard (Nar Baği)

Winner, Young Cinema Award, 2017 Gabil returns home to the humble family farm stead, surrounded by an orchard of venerable pomegranate trees; since his sudden…

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The Owners
2014

The Owners (Ukkili kamshat)

Kazakhstan
2014

The Owners (Ukkili kamshat)

25 year-old John, his teenage brother Erbol, and their sickly 12 year-old sister Aliya, are forced to leave their house in the Kazakh city of…

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