O U T R E M E R - FILMS THAT GO BEYOND
Specialized in documentary films, we are
dedicated to the adventure of the real.
At the helm of OUTREMER FILM is DIRK VAN DEN BERG, a director/writer/producer with vast international experience, Dirk specializes in documentary and investigative projects in the Middle East, Africa and other such areas. He has extensive work experience in Saudi Arabia, Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Kashmir, Northern and East Africa.
Dirk just finished the international feature documentary "1979 BIG BANG OF THE PRESENT" (for more: 1979bigbang.com) that in 2 roller-coaster episodes narrates the pivotal events of the year that gave birth to our present: 1979. The film was co-produced between Dirk's Berlin joint OUTREMER FILM and Pascal Verroust's Paris-based K2 PRODUCTIONS, and co-financed by ARTE, RBB, TVP Poland, ORF Austria, and NRK. It is already distributed in more than two dozen countries.
His last film was the 2018 high-profile and critically-acclaimed THE SIEGE OF MECCA. 5 years in the making, THE SIEGE OF MECCA dives into Arabia's darkest secret and greatest taboo, the hijacking of and battle over the Grand Mosque in Mecca, Saudi Arabia that marked the beginning of religiously motivated Islamist terrorism as we know it today. Produced jointly by Dirk’s OUTREMER FILM (Berlin, Germany) and Pascal Verroust’s K2-PRODUCTION (Paris, France), the film was supported by ARTE France, NDR, WDR, HR, RBB, ORF, FFHSH Hamburg and INA France; PBS International handles world sales.
DIRK VAN DEN BERG is a director, writer and producer with vast international experience and a proven track record in feature films, television and documentary. He is specialized in difficult projects in risky territories and often works as a troubleshooter in territories such as the Middle East, the Maghreb, Africa or Asia.
We have been in the industry since 2010.