Production Company Eva’s Mission: promoting common humanity


Rose Rebel Productions Ltd. is a film & multimedia production company committed to promoting an ideal of common humanity through the visual arts, film and photography. At Rose Rebel, we believe that one of the main transformations now facing humanity is a transformation from sectoral to integral thinking, from a thought pattern driven by limited concepts of race, gender, faith and nationality to a more universal view of what it means to be human, a sense of common humanity. This is a turbulent and exciting era, and Rose Rebel wants to make a contribution by creating visual arts and film projects focusing on our common humanity. Rose Rebel Productions was founded by Martha C.E. Van Der Bly in 2010 and born of her two passions, acting & sociology. After studying globalisation and culture for her PhD in Sociology at Trinity College Dublin, Martha was convinced that we would eventually see humanity coming together in one society. However, this movement towards common humanity will inevitably give rise to opposing tendencies: division and withdrawal into national identities. Right now, the world is at a crossroad. The retreat to nationalism vs. the process of internalisation and accommodation that has underpinned European and world peace since the Second World War. It is at this very moment that we want to create art promoting a sense of common humanity and a shared human destiny.



In addition to the feature film Eva’s Mission , Rose Rebel Productions is producing:

iKiss The World is a visual arts multi-media project that visually explores fluidities of identity in the global city. Original idea, storytelling, costumes, modelling and art design by Martha Van Der Bly in collaboration with photographer Simon Annand (, theatre photographer at the National Theatre in London. The photo-film exhibition premiered in Amsterdam in May 2014 and ran for four months at the Photo gallery in the Main Hall of the OBA (Amsterdam Central Library).




The Secret Of Salone is a 90-minute documentary about the sociology of peaceful religious social integration. It is now halfway production. Written and produced by Martha Van Der Bly, based on her own original idea. Directed by Masood Khan (BBC) and executive produced by Alan Hayling (former Head of Documentaries BBC. We had to postpone completing the film after the outbreak of ebola in Sierra Leone. The Secret of Salone ' is registered as Documentary Format with the Benelux Office for Intellectual Property in Brussels, Belgium as an I-Depot under number 009182. 


We are always on the look out for like-minded people to collaborate with. So get in touch! 

Rose Rebel Productions 

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T: +44-7535 965149 (UK)


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Susan Brand - Story Consultant

Susan Brand is an award-winning editor and story consultant whose passion for story led her to live and work in two highly successful film cultures, Denmark and the US. Films she edited or story consulted have been sold to Netflix, Sky Arts, the BBC and Al Jazeera, among others. In story editing, Susan’s aim is to fuse great structure with emotional storytelling. Achievements include: Winner - Indie Awards: Best Science Series for What We Still Don't Know Nominated; Bafta: Best Science Series for Brian Cox - Wonders of the Universe Nominated; Televisual: Best Single Documentary for The Man Who Ate His Lover Nominated;  Broadcast Magazine: Best Documentary Series for Britain From Above Honours; Grierson Awards- Jury Member 2016; Dok Incubator-Selector 2017; Woman in Film and Television (WFTV) Board Member 2013-2017.


Martha van der Bly - Director & Producer

Actress and filmmaker Martha Van Der Bly was born in Groningen and holds an MA in Sociology from the University of Groningen (cum laude) and a PhD in Sociology from Trinity College Dublin. Her research has won several prizes including a full scholarship to the Royal Irish Academy, an award by the Prince Bernhard Culture Foundation, the nation-wide Boekman Prize and a prize of the World Society Foundation in Zurich. ​ Her theoretical article Pananthropoi – Towards a Society of All Humanity (2013) was deemed a path breaking article by Prof. Mazlish (M.I.T.) Martha has also worked as an actress since 2002, mostly in the theatre and occasionally in film. The commercial ‘Surprise’ for Ogilvy & Mather with Martha in the female lead was shortlisted for the Cannes Lions. She founded Rose Rebel Productions in 2010 .Martha first met Eva Schloss in 2011 in London, when she was cast in a play about Eva's life, And Then They Came for Me, performing at schools in and around London and on a tour to South Africa. Her film Eva’s Mission has been in development since 2014 with a long-held dream coming to fruition.

Adri Schrover - Cinematographer (Amsterdam)

Adri is an accomplished, award-winning cinematographer with extensive experience in documentary and fiction film. He worked on over 130 documentaries and over 30 fiction films and series. His work has won four Golden Calves: Awards include: Winner Golden Calf Best Short Documentary (Verboden Vlucht, 2014); winner–Golden Calf Best Long Documentary (Lomax the Songhunter, 2004; Winner – NFF Golden Calf Best Long Documentary – Desi (Maria Ramos 2000); winner – IFFR Tiger Award (Tussenland, 2002); winner – KNF Award Dutch Film Critics (De Arm van Jezus, 2003) and nominated – Berlinale Official Selection & Golden Calf Competition – Above Us All (Eugenie Jansen 2014). Priot to working on Eva’s Mission, Adri worked on several projects relating to the Holocaust and the Frank family, including De Magie van het Dagboek van Anne Frank (2015).Adri attended the Dutch Film Academy and is an active member of the Netherlands Society of Cinematographers, (NSC).

Nikita Pavlov –Cinematographer (Berlin)


Nikita is a filmmaker, cinematographer and photographer based in Germany. Nikita started out as a photographer and shifted to cinema while studying at Musrara - The Naggar School of Photography and New Media in Jerusalem, Israel. In 2011, Nikita scripted, directed and filmed the feature documentary When New Year Comes on Shabbat. Since then he moved to Berlin to work as cinematographer on documentary, feature and video films. He was a cameraman on a VICE film Young and Gay in Putin's Russia, directed by Milene Larsson and Olga Kravets, worked on a feature film Cicek in Turkey, and filmed the documentary It's Getting Dark with Olga Kravets (IDFA 2016 competition)

Joshua Ausley - Cinematographer (South Carolina)


​Joshua is an ICG Local 600 award-winning cinematographer who works on films around the globe. He started out in front of the camera as talent while living in Japan, achieving fluency in the Japanese language. Now as a member of the International Cinematographer's Guild (ICG), he has worked with Vanity Fair, Instagram, ESPN, American Airlines, the NBA, Porsche, National Geographic, Discovery, Food Network, Coca Cola, Mercedes Benz, Ashley Furniture and many more. He has travelled to over 25 countries and shot in Europe, Japan, India, Nepal, Canada and the Caribbean. Josh is also a PADI and SSI Advanced SCUBA diver with experience filming underwater in both controlled and open-water environments.

Sarah Cunningham - Cinematographer (London)

Sarah Cunningham photographs narrative, documentary, fine art and commercial films. She has collaborated with some of our most talented contemporary filmmakers, including Ken Loach, Guy Maddin and Claire Simon. She won a Fuji Prize for Cinematography in Paris’ Silhouette Festival and Best Documentary at the French short film awards. Sarah operated the camera on Ken Loach’s Jimmy’s Hall and lensed a short comedy for Jack Whitehall’s tour Jack Whitehall Gets Around. She also shot Akihiro Hata’s mid-length Les Invisibles , which ran in competition at Clermont Ferrand.

Sarah Cunningham filming Eva's lecture in London for Rose Rebel. Picture: Yakir Zur

Bridget O'Leary – Sound (London)


Bridget studied Media Production with Performance Management at Luton University, trained with the BBC, and has a certificate in Sound Recording on Location. Bridget started as a Video Technician for The Salvation Army in 2001, where she quickly moved on to sound recording and was then promoted to Assistant Producer. In 2009, Bridget went freelance and recorded sound for numerous companies. In 2016, Bridget became the Manager of The Salvation Army's Video Production Unit. Recent films include a film about Grammy Award-winning artist Imogen Heap, The Salvation Army Work in Orkney, amongst others.  

Eva Bakkum – Assistant Producer


Eva holds a BA (cum laude) in Media & Culture (Film Studies) and an MA in Film Development from the University of Amsterdam. During her MA, she interned as a Script Editor at Bijker Film & TV, while writing her thesis on the interrogation and validation of traditional femininity in teenage dystopian action films. After studying at the University of Kent in Canterbury during her BA, Eva returned to the UK to intern at FilmWave production company and gain work experience at Working Title in London. Eva has also done PR and Marketing for multiple short films, including Emiel Sandtke's Vliegende Ratten (Flying Rats), selected for TIFF Kids 2017.  

Simone Giacomini - Composer 

Simone spent his adolescence studying the work of Skriabin, Janacek and Satie while playing guitar in some post-punk bands and listening to anything that was available around him, especially electronic music. He got a degree in composition for movie soundtracks at the Regia Accademia Filarmonica di Bologna. In 2005 Simone moved to The Netherlands and has since collaborated with artists in the field of movies, installations, theatre and contemporary dance. Since 2010 he has established a successful collaboration with contemporary Indian/Dutch choreographer Kalpana Raghuraman, and developed an interest in blending Indian influences in his music. As a team, they’ve been invited to create performances in Malaysia and Singapore. Simone won a prize for Best Soundtrack at the Documenta Film Festival for the documentary (R)esistenza in 2011 .

Liese Molenaar - Editor of the CineCrowd Trailer & Vlogs

Liese holds a BA in Cultural Anthropology from the University of Amsterdam. While working as a Teaching Assistant for a course in Visual Ethnography at the Documentary Institute Amsterdam (DIA), she gradually specialized in editing and visual storytelling. She filmed the short documentary Return to Ever, that generated the most views of all Poldox Documentaries in 2015. Prior to working for DIA, Liese was an editor at Medium Magazine and National Brand and Media Manager with AIESEC Holland. She completed  an audio-visual internship at De Volkskrant in 2016 and is now doing an MA in Journalism and Media at the University of Amsterdam.

Sheila Gogol - Translator


Sheila Gogol was born and raised in New York. After attending the Bronx High School of Science, then the best school in New York, Sheila hitchhiked around Europe, where she met a Dutch man. She settled in Amsterdam, where she became a teacher and an English translator. After 9/11, she was one of the founders of a group of Muslim and Jewish women. They met up for years and spoke about religion, their families and relationships; they laughed and cried and became friends for life. Afterwards, she set up meeting days for women, other dialogue-related activities and recently she was on the forum at De Balie's Het Grote Angst-debat (Big Fear Debate) and was featured as the Jew in EO’s Rot op met je Religie, a series on national Dutch television. 

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