Experts and Consultants

In addition to being mentored by our tutors, Kids Kino Lab participants also work with guest experts and consultants from different fields.

MEET KIDS KINO LAB 2022 EXPERTS

Fulko Kuindersma

Fulko Kuindersma

Producers' Expert

Fulko brings more than 20 years of experience in film marketing, production, distribution and, most recently, acquisition to Dutch Features. Before joining the company, he worked for The Netherlands Film Festival, Holland Film (Eye International), Stark Film Production New York, IDTV Film, A-Film distribution, BFD Distribution, E-one distribution and Cinemien. Fulko was also one of the founding partners of Amsterdam Film Week.
Maurice Wheeler

Maurice Wheeler

Producers' Expert

Maurice has been at the front-line of developing audience led strategies for over 25 years, working with brands in the entertainment, sports, FMCG, leisure and travel industries. He heads up We Are Family’s London office (the world’s biggest and most experienced full-service agency group that specializes in children, young people and their families) and as a chartered member of the Market Research Society he oversees the research and insights team who specialize in delivering insight about kids, Gen Z and families.
Thomas Borch Nielsen

Thomas Borch Nielsen

Pitching Expert

The producer, 49, runs the production company Nice Ninja, founded by Borch Nielsen and the team behind his first animated feature film Sunshine Barry & The Disco Worms (produced by Crone Film). The film enjoyed a wide international release.

Pauline Mazenod

Pauline Mazenod

Producers' Expert

Pauline is the founder and CEO of Windrose, specialised in the international audiovisual distribution of documentaries, animation, fiction series, and performances, as well as Head of Film Acquisitions & Sales at Windrose. She lives between Paris, France, where Windrose has its head office, and Fürth, Bavaria, Germany. Windrose has been distributing outstanding films for TV, VOD, airplane companies, and educational institutions all over the world for almost 15 years. Its catalogue is composed of entertaining and demanding films that aim to change the viewer’s life and help to make our world a better place. She has been working for Creative Europe Media to assess international coproduction grant applications and is active in various training programmes as a tutor.
Michel Pradier

Michel Pradier

Producers' Expert

Michel has over 30 years’ experience in film production, film financing, and in managing audiovisual public funds. His work in feature film production for over 10 years provided him with a solid foundation before joining Canadian public funding agencies. At first, Michel managed investment and tax credits for audiovisual products at the Quebec provincial agency SODEC, and later at the federal level, including 22 years at Telefilm Canada, where he was National Project Financing Director for feature films. He also was the Canadian representative at Eurimages, the renowned international coproduction fund. Since 2019, he has specialised in executive producing and financial counselling for international coproductions.
Jean Kitson

Jean Kitson

Writers' Expert

Jean is a writers’ agent, and director of Kitson Press Associates which she established eight years ago. After a career in drama production and working for the UK’s largest agencies, she set up Kitson Press to provide a boutique service to a roster of international clients, developing a list of leading animation and kids media writers. Her clients are working on TV shows and films all around the world, and her list runs from major league showrunners to exciting new and diverse talent just starting out on their careers.

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