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Louis van Gasteren, born on 20 November 1922 in Amsterdam, is film maker, artist and founder/owner of several production companies.
He produced his first film in 1952 with Theo van Haren entitled BROWN GOLD. After this, Spectrum Film continued to be the production company of Louis Van Gasteren. He has made countless films with this company.
Euro Television Productions was founded in 1969 in order to realise productions targeting Europe under the title “REPORTS FROM...”
November 2012 on the occasion of his 90th birthday the latest film by Van Gasteren was launched in Eye Filminstitute Amsterdam.
Euro Book Productions (1975), a publisher of posters and graphic work, is also owned by Louis van Gasteren. It has published countless books including several related to films. For instance together with Walburg Pers, it published the beautiful work In Japanese Rapids in 2000 and with the Lubberhuizen publishing house The Eternal Rice with Japanese Tea.
Alongside books, Euro Book Productions has also realised several posters relating to Dutch water management, a theme close to the heart of Van Gasteren.
Recently, the Stichting Realisering en Ideeën Van Gasteren (Foundation for the Realisation of Ideas of Louis van Gasteren) has been revitalised. In 1960, Van Gasteren made the film NEW VILLAGE ON NEW LAND about on the origins of the village of Nagele. It is now developing a new project together with several prominent architects and related institutions. The aim is to make a sequel to the film looking at the present state of the village (working title Nagele Now) and to organise a biennial Nagele Lecture.