Nomination Zilveren Krulstaart 2019

18 Fabruari 2020

Ilse is nominated for the 'Zilveren Krulstaart' (the Dutch professional prize for scriptwriters) for best screenplay short film 2019 with her film AFUA!

"Seriousness and fun, lifelike, strong dialogues".

30 October 2019

See full review Groene Amsterdammer

Afua passes one of the toughest film tests of all: the adolescent test

7 November 2019

See full review Volkskrant

#aboutlastnight De hele avond liep ik me

"Afua" premiere Filmdestival Utrecht

29 September 2019

Afua had a great premiere at the NNF!

Oversteek selection script development 2019-2020

October 2019

Ilse has been selected by the Dutch Filmfund for the Oversteek with her project White Berry. Together with director Sia Hermanides and producer Family Affair Films..

Schermafbeelding 2019-04-16 om 11.02.57_

Vrijplaat script development

April 2019

With her script Never a Mule is has been selected fby the Dutch filmfund for the Vrijplaats where she will develop the feature filmscript



I am a Dutch scriptwriter and actress bassed in Amsterdam. In 2016 I got my master in scriptwriting at the Binger Writerslab. There I wrote my first feature filmscript; Find that dumb little bitch and throw her into a river which premiered at the Warsaw Int. Filmfestival 2017 where we recieved a special mention by the jury.

I write feature film scripts aswell as TV-series, short films and web-series. 

In 2005 I got my Bachelor in Theatre and played in farious Theatre and Dance plays. 

The past 5 years I've performed in different TV series and commercials and many short films.


Find that dumb little bitch and throw her into a river

Special mention Warsaw Filmfestival 

1-2 competition


Offial selection Warsaw int. feilmfestival


Offial selection

Tallinn Filmfestival


Offial selection

Sao Paulo Int. Filmfestival


Fifteen-year-old Remco with his father and 13-year-old sister Lizzy sell illegally imported puppies from their home. One day Remco shoots a video of his sister throwing living puppies into a river and posts it on the internet. The video goes viral and causes a wave of outrage around the world. The consequences are unthinkable. 

Genre: Coming of age / drama, Duration: 87 min, Production Company: Submarine Film, Writers: Ilse Ott & Ben Brand, Director: Ben Brand

Year: 2017


"Catchy mini-road trip through Rotterdam, full of small scenes that match perfectly"


"It is fiction, but here the reality seems to have been caught"

Groene Amsterdammer

When Afua can’t go on a school trip, she feels angry and alone. The whole world – and especially her mother – can go to hell. But then she bumps into the few years older Naz, who offers her a way to an alternative thrill.

Genre: Coming of age / drama, Duration: 45 min, Production Company: Topkapi Film, Writers: Ilse Ott, Director: Sia Hermanides

Year: 2019


Every scene gives a new answer to the same question


Henneman Agency
contact: Eline Kruithof 

mail: elinekruithof@hennemanagency.nl 
t: +31 20 6943399

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© 2017 by Ilse Ott  Photography Bowie Verschuuren