CZAR is an award-winning Amsterdam based production company creating story-driven moving content. We represent a roster of very nice and super talented directors – the young and curious and the established and seasoned.  We are an integrated production hub, able to attend to any request.

CZAR Amsterdam was founded in 1991, by three young film entrepreneurs to make the best films possible. And with succes. CZAR went on to produce thousands of music videos and commercials, establishing itself as an important player on the European commercial scene. The creative mindset and a healthy work ethic lead to the first Cannes Grand Prix in 1996 for Rogier van der Ploeg’s Rolo Elephant, and a Palm D’Or for best worldwide production company.

Today creativity is still King. CZAR represents some of world’s strongest creative talent including three of the world’s top 20 most awarded directors – Andreas Nilsson, Cannes Grand Prix winner 2014 for his Volvo Epic Split, Martin Werner of Jack & Jones fame, and Bart Timmer – as well as DGA award winner and Cannes Grand Prix winner Martin de Thurah.

For several consecutive years, CZAR was listed in the Gunn Report’s Top 10 most awarded production companies worldwide. The dozens of Cannes Lions, Young Director Awards, New York Festivals, Epica Awards, D&AD, Eurobest, ADC Awards, LIA Awards and Clio Awards truly speak for our ever evolving aspiration to make the best work possible with the highest level of creative talent.

Our Team

CZAR - Karlijn Paardekooper


Executive Producer

Karlijn Paardekooper

CZAR - Willem Bos


Executive Producer

Willem Bos

CZAR - Levi Rijper


Head of Creative Content

Levi Rijper

CZAR - Robert Nan



Robert Nan

CZAR - Roos Blank



Roos Blank

CZAR - Marius van de Weerd



Marius van de Weerd

CZAR - Wies Dammers



Wies Dammers

CZAR - Jeroen Nijhuis


Account & Business Affairs

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Jeroen Nijhuis

CZAR - Rizka Soetjoko


PR Manager

Rizka Soetjoko

CZAR - Clariet Vriesendorp


Office Manager

Clariet Vriesendorp



CZAR - Madlen Folk


Production Trainee

Madlen Folk