Under the labels Cassette for Timescapes and Zapomatik, Emmy Oost produces films that combine innovative vision and social or political engagement and that travel the festival and museum circuit.
With the support of the Flanders Audiovisual Fund, Emmy Oost has produced Johan Grimonprez’s Double Take (2009), selected for the Berlinale 2009 and Sundance 2010 and winner of a BLACK PEARL AWARD in Abu Dhabi and the Grand Prize of the New Media FF in L.A. This docu-fiction featuring Alfred Hitchcock during a double take on the Cold War, is co-produced with Nikovantastic Films (DE), Volya Films (NL), ZDF/arte, YLE and is supported by the Nordmedia, the Dutch and Rotterdam Film Funds. The film was sold by Umedia, distributed in cinemas in the USA, UK, Benelux and France amongst others, and bought by Channel 4. Looking for Alfred (2005, 10’), a first chapter of Double Take, won the Spirit Award in NY and the European Media Award 2006, after selections including Rotterdam and L.A. IFF.
Not Waving But Drowning by young promising director Elias Grootaers, an artistic reflection on the container refugees in Belgium, premiered at the IFFR Rotterdam 2010, while Tim De Keersmaecker’s VAF wildcard project Aperture premiered at IDFA 2010. In 2009, Emmy Oost also co-produced Prisoners of the Ground by Stella van Voorst van Beest with Volya Films, sold internationally by NPO/RNW Sales.
With the support of the Flanders Audiovisual Fund & Canvas, Emmy Oost is currently producing the cross-media projects Emergency Exit by Lieven Corthouts and Problemski Hotel by Manu Riche, alongside the feature documentaries Hotel Medusa by Tim De Keersmaecker & Anna Luyten; Beneath the Surface by Alex Debreczeni and Inside the Distance by Elias Grootaers. Recently she also started co-producing Johan Grimonprez’s latest doc on the global weapon industry The Shadow World (producers Anandil Hussain, Joslyn Barnes & Driss Benyaklef, USA). In development is the fiction feature Inside by Lydia Rigaux.
Emmy Oost studied Germanic Literature and Linguistics and worked for several years as a production manager and line producer in Belgium. She is part of the EAVE, Eurodoc and ACE Producers Networks and co-founder of Idrops, a platform for creativity and innovation.