OutreMer film

OutreMer Film specializes in stories from the Middle East and Africa. Our focus lies on compelling films such as JAMMING ADDIS (completed) that dives intro the world of music in the new Addis Ababa, SEAMS OF DESIRE (on hold) an undercover investigation about sexuality in the Arab world, historical biographies like THE GERMAN LAWRENCE (in financing) about Britain's most fierce enemy in the Orient during WW1, or filmic essays like ART AND WAR (in development) about the importance of art in times of unrest and turmoil, in Syria and elsewhere .

Our name means "beyond the sea", and our most recent travels have brought us to Ethiopia. Now, right out of the hottest music clubs of quirky Addis Ababa comes JAMMING ADDIS (formerly 'Swinging Addis') a cinematic feature documentary about Ethiopian music and musicians that will break some taboos and preconceptions about that country. You can watch an extract from the film here.

Check out the projects with the upcoming films we are developing for 2014 and 2015. Among them are undercover investigations about sexuality in the Arab world such as SEAMS OF DESIRE, history biographies like THE GERMAN LAWRENCE about Britain’s most fierce enemy in the Orient during WW1, or filmic essays like ART AND WAR about the importance of art during war.

More projects are in development, including our first feature film that will be a co-production between Europe and the Middle East.

Meet our team: director/producer Dirk van den Berg, producer and dramaturge Herbert Gehr and director of photography Henrik Sauer.

And in case you are interested in knowing more, collaborating or even joining our effort in one of these projects, feel free to drop us a line.