Jeanine Cronie discovered her love for writing while studying Social Science at the University of Utrecht. After her studies, Jeanine made school programs in the cultural sector for seven years. In 2007 she wrote her first short film De Vogel is gevlogen. Jeanine subsequently wrote screenplays for both live-action and animated Children’s films and series. Her children’s series Evi & Co won first prize for the Best Live Action TV at the Chicago International Children’s Film Festival. Her next children’s series will be produced and broadcasted in 2023 in the Netherlands, Belgium, and Germany.
Jeanine also wrote podcast stories like Sterke verhalen van Super meiden and historical stories for audio tours (combination of fiction and historical facts). At this moment she is working on several projects like her first feature film.
Research within de Vrijplaats
In the Vrijplaats, Jeanine investigates facts about the lives of enslaved children in all kinds of sources, from films, archives, various publications and literature. Several informative items have been made about the history of slavery for children, but it is also time for a children’s film on this charged subject from the perspective of young people themselves. Her ultimate goal is therefore to develop a film script (and ultimately a film) about this cruel history for children aged 8-12 that is accessible and informative, but also manageable without compromising reality.