Bert Bouma studied Business Administration and Mass Communication before starting a career in screenwriting, debuting in 1993 with an episode of single play series 12 Steden, 13 Ongelukken.
He has since written for many prime time tv-series, among which Hotnews.nl (nomination Nickelodeon Kid’s Choice Award 2005, winner Cinekid Audience Award 2005 and of the Golden Statue (Dutch Emmy Award) for Best Youth Program), crime series Fllikken Maastricht (winner Golden Telivizier Ring 2014 – the top tv audience award), light drama Heer & Meester and comedy drama Dokter Tinus.
As participant of North by Northwest (a MEDIA-programme) he developed the psychological thriller Cold, an English language feature, and, together with Jan Bernard Bussemaker, wrote the feature Bloedbroeders (Blood Brothers), inspired by the shocking Baarn Murder case of 1960. Bloedbroeders was released in 2008 and nominated for five Golden Calfs (the highest Dutch cinema awards), received a nomination for the Dutch Writers Guild Award and was selected for the San Sebastian Film Festival.
Feature length tv-movie Sekjoeritie (Security), produced by BIND, aired in 2010 and was selected for the international public broadcasting congress INPUT in 2011, due to its interesting fusion of romcom and mockumentary. Feature length tv-movie Oom Henk (Uncle Hank), a crime comedy, also produced by BIND, aired in 2012 and won Best Foreign Feature and the Special Jury Award at the 2013 World Fest Houston International Film Festival. Tv-movie Fake, a romcom about an art heist, co-written with Jan Harm Dekker, aired in 2016.
In 2017 he finished feature film The Judgment, writing together with director Sander Burger, again for BIND, and the series-bible for Noir, a private eye drama set in the interbellum, working with Elbert van Strien and Paul Feld for Bosbros and Eyeworks Belgium.
Bert has recently wrapped work on English language feature Revenge of the Nice Guy, a relationship comedy, and is currently involved with several series, as well as adapting Marjolijn van Heemstra’s novel ‘En we noemen hem’ for the big screen - for BIND.
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