Contact & CV

The picture above was taken on location but the office is to be found in the Jordaan area in the center of Amsterdam. If you give us a call or send us an electronic message you’re always welcome to join us for a cup of coffee and a good conversation.

Robin van Erven Dorens Productions
Tuinstraat 152-154
1015 PH  Amsterdam (The Netherlands)
+31 6150 61645


Robin van Erven Dorens (1964) is an independent filmmaker from Amsterdam. He graduated from het Gemeentelijk gymnasium Hilversum in 1983, started studies in chemistry and philosophy but decided to become a filmmaker after his military service as a tank commander. He started his career working as an assistant with feature films and commercials and producing and directing his own projects. He made several documentaries. ‘In Groove We Trust’ (2014) about the influential funk-jazz musician and entertainer Joseph Bowie and his relation to Buddhism. This film was broadcast on NPO 2 by the ‘Boeddhistische Omroep” ‘Islands of the Soul’ (2011) is a portrait of the visual artist and poet Hilarius Hofstede who is struggling with bipolar disease. ‘Lagonda’ (2004) is a documentary about a car once owned by his grandfather, which was confiscated after World War ll. Lagonda was broadcast by NPS in ‘Het uur van de wolf’ and relayed many times on TV Noord Holland and on the Dutch History Channel. The film was shown at IDFA and the script for Lagonda won the Stimuleringsfondsprijs. Together with journalist Tijn Sadée he interviewed Michael Gorbatsjov and made a short documentary ‘Russian Enigma’ (2000) which was selected for the Rotterdam Film festival. He produced and directed many corporate video’s for companies and institutions, directed commercials and was a producer or director of several Dutch television shows.

As a viola da gamba player Robin took courses and masterclasses with Wieland Kuyken, Charles Medlam, Robert Smith, Cristiaan Norde and performed in many concerts with different ensembles.