Banijay Benelux today confirms it has entered into a partnership with documentary maker, film director, and founder of Posh Productions, Jessica Villerius. This strategic collaboration stems from the group’s need to continue building a robust portfolio of socially relevant stories with international appeal.
Further extending Banijay Benelux’s capabilities in the documentary genre, this latest collaboration will strengthen its offering further, specifically in terms of crime, psychology, and other social themes – Villerius’ specialisms to date.
Villerius founded Posh Productions in 2007 and debuted with documentary, Roots of Evil – Messages from Dutroux. With gripping four-part series, The Children of Ruinerwold, she, in 2021, won the Golden Televizier-Ring – it also became the most streamed title on NPO Start in the same year. Emma wil Leven, Deal met de Dood, Onder de Radar and Over de Streep stand as other well-known titles in her repertoire.
Just last week her 50th documentary, The Last Word, was broadcast on NPO2.
Peter Lubbers, CEO, Banijay Benelux: “Jessica is a distinctive and committed documentary maker and has built a genre with a completely unique style. I am impressed by her talent, journalistic approach, and personal involvement in every subject. It’s going to be a great collaboration and I look forward to the moment her next (international) documentary lands.”
“Thanks to the collaboration with Banijay Benelux, I can focus more than ever on what I am good at and where my heart lies: the creative process and importantly, telling even more beautiful and relevant stories,” says Jessica Villerius. “I will soon be supported in a large part of the daily business and will work together with the team at Banijay to bolster the distribution of my documentaries, films and series. I’ve no doubt that through the partnership, Posh Productions will become even stronger and grow further, even after 15 years.”
Posh Productions will feed into the Banijay catalogue and sits with fellow Dutch documentary makers, Scenery and Southfields, which, in addition to live sports registrations, talk shows and other sports programmes, also focuses on sports docs with Southfields Stories.