Netflix filming drama Ares in Amsterdam

Netflix has started filming its first Dutch drama Ares on location in Amsterdam with local production company Pupkin.

Netflix has started filming its first Dutch drama Ares on location in Amsterdam with local production company Pupkin.

Ares is an eight-part psychological horror following two friends who enter a secret society in Amsterdam, only to discover the organisation is built on sinister secrets from the Netherlands’ national history.

Giancarlo Sanchez and Michiel ten Horn are directing, with Pieter Kuijpers, Iris Otten and Sander van Meurs as producers.

The Netherlands offers a Film Production Incentive programme that supports films with rebates of up to 35% of eligible expenditure and high-end TV shoots with rebates up to 30%.

In the programme’s final round of grants for 2018 in December, €7.8m was allocated to 21 separate projects, the majority of which were international co-productions.

Netflix filming drama Ares in Amsterdam
Amsterdam

High-profile shoots in the Netherlands in recent years have included Christopher Nolan’s war film Dunkirk, which used a lake to film scenes set on the English Channel.

Last year, BBC One crime drama Baptiste filmed scenes in Amsterdam to tell the story of a detective caught up in a missing person case in the city.

See KFTV's production guide for more on filming in Amsterdam.

Image: FreeImages.com/Joshua Willaims

Netflix filming drama Ares in Amsterdam
Amsterdam

Netflix has started filming its first Dutch drama Ares on location in Amsterdam with local production company Pupkin.

Ares is an eight-part psychological horror following two friends who enter a secret society in Amsterdam, only to discover the organisation is built on sinister secrets from the Netherlands’ national history.

Giancarlo Sanchez and Michiel ten Horn are directing, with Pieter Kuijpers, Iris Otten and Sander van Meurs as producers.

The Netherlands offers a Film Production Incentive programme that supports films with rebates of up to 35% of eligible expenditure and high-end TV shoots with rebates up to 30%.

In the programme’s final round of grants for 2018 in December, €7.8m was allocated to 21 separate projects, the majority of which were international co-productions.

High-profile shoots in the Netherlands in recent years have included Christopher Nolan’s war film Dunkirk, which used a lake to film scenes set on the English Channel.

Last year, BBC One crime drama Baptiste filmed scenes in Amsterdam to tell the story of a detective caught up in a missing person case in the city.

See KFTV's production guide for more on filming in Amsterdam.

Image: FreeImages.com/Joshua Willaims

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