In its 18 years of existence Memphis Film & Television has produced a large number of films for television and theatrical release. They have worked with all the major broadcasters in the Netherlands and with coproduction partners in Europe. Their corporate client list encompasses some of the most prestigious businesses and creative organisations.
Managing Director Cécile van Eijk and producer Sherman De Jesus have both been creative and financial professionals and film producers operating together with junior producer Irene de Mol. Their rich and practical understanding of the creative industries enables them to deliver prizewinning films to a world audience. This has involved the prize-wining films Boy Ecury (2003) with writer and director Arthur Japin and Frans Weisz and Souls of Naples (2005), with director Vincent Monnikendam which screened at more than thirty international film festivals. Tulip Time (2008), an international coproduction with Rai and Istituto Luce and Izaline Calister – Lady Sings the Tambú (2007) and the recently released feature length documentary Lost Down Memory Lane (2010), directed by Klara Van Es, coproduced with Belgian Associate Directors.
Cécile van Eijk has worked in the screen industries for 24 years. She started out as an communication and public relations professional, before teaching audiovisual Communication at the University of Utrecht and producing films with directors like Ger Poppelaars and Sherman De Jesus. She founded Memphis Film & Television in 1992 joining forces with producer and director Sherman De Jesus. Her work at the company has ranged across all areas of expertise, consulting, developing scripts for drama and documentary productions, financing and producing.
Award-winning director Sherman De Jesus started in the seventies making many hours documentaries for television and theatrical release. He directed numerous documentaries in coproduction with Public Broadcasters. Sherman De Jesus is one of the founders and first director of the Dutch Film Festival; he also launched the first Dutch Film Market and, in 1985 and is initiator of the Cinema Militans Lecture. He was a member of the Golden Calf jury, a member of the steering group of the International Documentary Festival Amsterdam and was a board member and Treasurer of the Dutch Cultural Broadcasting Fund.