Elbe Stevens (Roermond, 1968) studied Audio-visual Design at the Sint Joost Academie in Breda. During his studies, he won the Filmnet Screenplay Prize at the Rotterdam Film Festival for his student film VERMIST (1995).
Elbe has worked variously as a director and screenwriter. He belonged to the core writing team for the comic animation series ‘Café de Wereld’ (a regular item on ‘De wereld draait door’ chat show on Dutch Television). ‘Café de Wereld’ was nominated for the Golden Rose of Montreux in 2007.
In 2011, Elbe was nominated, along with Pieter Bart Korthuis and Franky Ribbens, for the Lira Screenplay Prize for his contribution to the first season of ‘Penoza’ (KRO).
Since 2011, he has focused on producing dramas. Elbe Stevens knowledge of screenwriting and directing informs a strong commitment to content. His company is known for bringing together young talent and experienced professionals.
For these services, he received the ‘Prins Bernhard Cultuur Fonds’ Inspiration Prize in the field of film in 2014. In the same year, he produced one of the most successful short films of 2014, DE SMET, directed by Wim Geudens and Thomas Baerten. The film won 17 international awards, including the Canal+ Award at Clermont-Ferrand.
In 2015, he produced his first feature film, CODE M (98 min), with Bijker Film/TV and the broadcaster AVRO/TROS; it was directed by Dennis Bots and distributed internationally by Sola Media from Germany. Code M is already sold to Germany, France and Brasil.