Founded in 2002, The Back Lot has grown into a broad-based production company.
The company was founded by Eddy Wijngaarde and Hennah Draaibaar, with backgrounds in media production, both domestically and internationally, from feature films to documentaries. They have facilitated the production of films for foreign or local producers, as well as the initiative to build TBL Cinemas, a modern 5-screen multiplex theater that uses advanced film technology.
They knew that Suriname, because of its natural beauty and great variety in population groups, is extremely suitable as a tropical setting for films.
The Back Lot started in a historic building on Kromme Elleboogstraat but is now located at Heerenstraat 24.
Since 2002, The Back Lot has organized an International Film Festival annually around April/May and in December, both in conjunction with an educational program.
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The Back Lot consists of a diverse and talented group of people who are passionate about their work. From project managers to event organizers, the team is dedicated to achieving each goal with enthusiasm and hard work.