The team

Meet our team. Our internal team coordinates all our ongoing production from our office in Amsterdam. Besides our internal team we work with a lot of freelancers on our projects.

Founder

Thomas Mataheru is a filmmaker, post-production coordinator and IT developer and the founder of DotInk where he could combine his passions.

Producer Thomas Mataheru (The Netherlands, 1995) is a filmmaker who makes films that explore the boundaries of their genre. This can be seen in his graduation films Sisters (2018, Daphne Lucker) and Seeds of Deceit (2018, Miriam Guttmann), both of which were well received and awarded at multiple international film festivals. During their graduation festival Thomas and Jolijn van Rinsum presented Blanc Film. Within this new found company, Thomas produced the WO-II short film Days of May (2019, Juri Ferri) that was his first co-production with the UK, the short films Kimya (2019, Amira Duynhouwer) and Seahorse (2020, Natalie Bruins) and most recently the 17th century short costume drama Flood (2020, Nils Verkooijen). After these productions and during the Covid19 pandemic, Thomas and Jolijn decided not to continue with their production company together. At that time, Thomas decided to fully accommodate his film activities in his already existing company DotInk, adding the brand name DotInk Cinema. In addition to being a producer, Thomas is also post-production coordinator, for which he was the first to apply Dolby Atmos and HDR to a graduation film, and he worked on multiple television series for RTL, VTM and Videoland and commercials including Rodan+Fields and Basic-Fit.

Before starting a career in film Thomas used to work as an software engineer for multiple creative agencies including Reyez! Digital Kings, Blue ICT, and Stuvia. Thomas found a passion for back-end development and he even created a cloud based editorial system for the local news broadcasting agency HoornTV that he used to be a volunteer at. His strength can be seen when multiple systems need to be connected, suchs as payment service providers, stock keeping- or accountancy software or in the case of the editorial system, social media platforms.

Thomas Mataheru
Thomas Mataheru
Junior Producer

Workaholic and Junior Producer Kiki Schellingerhout loves the challenges of the pre-production before a shoot as much as the reward of the first viewing on the big screen.

Junior producer Kiki Schellingerhout (The Netherlands, 2000) is a filmmaker who loves creating and producing stories that have an in-depth background. In 2021 she graduated from Creative college Utrecht as a AV-Specialist Niveau 4. After her studies she stayed at her former internship at Blanc Film and later moved along to DotInk. At this company she started as a Production assistant ‘intern’ and worked on the short film Marionetten (2021, Arianne Hinz). After the internship she was hired as a Junior producer at DotInk and she worked on several projects. In 2021 she was a Production assistant for the short film Blue Rain (2021, Jet Kragt). She is also working on the short dance film Thin Air (2022, Emma Evelein) where she is the junior producer.

Kiki Schellingerhout
Kiki Schellingerhout