Paradiso, an Amsterdam Stage Affair

Paradiso, an Amsterdam Stage Affair
Regisseur: Jeroen Berkvens

A new milestone from the director of Jimmy Rosenberg – The Father, the Son & the Talent and of A Skin Too Few – The Days of Nick Drake and the producer of André Hazes – She Believes in Me.

In Paradiso, Jeroen Berkvens highlights, as in an exhilarating rollercoaster ride, all aspects of the Amsterdam pop temple. Still, the experience of the musicians is central, so that the film is also about what it’s like to perform in front of an audience. The staircase from dressing room to the Paradiso stage is not high, but with every step the emotions rise, balancing between fear and euphoria. Then the release follows: the concert. With Paul Weller, Henry Rollins, Jello Biafra, Johnny Rotten, Tom Barman, Martha Wainwright, Faithless, Patrick Watson, Daniel Johnston, Tim Knol, The Sonics, Public Enemy and many others.



Jeroen Berkvens

Born in 1968 in Eindhoven in the south of Holland, Jeroen studied for 5 years at the AV & Cinematographic Design department of the Academy of Arts in Breda. Besides directing documentaries he occasionally produces documentaries & other filmprojects. In 1996 and 1997 he was a member of the editorial staff at a PBS in the Netherlands called Humanist Broadcasting Foundation. Since 1998 Jeroen has been teaching Cinematographic Design at his alma mater in Breda. In 2004 he was designated to lead the IDFA documentary workshop. He also is a guest tutor at various eductions like the post-graduate Sandberg Institute, IDFA Summerschool, Master Media & Culture University of Amsterdam, Master Media & Ethics University of Humanistic Studies, and several international workshops (Back Lot-Surinam, Aristoteles-Rumania, Documentarist-Turkey, Screen Training-Ireland), a jury member at several International Filmfestivals, and script- and directing coach.

From 2010 Jeroen is appointed to the Dutch Film & Television Academy in Amsterdam teaching documentary directing.



Cinematography:  Rob Hodselmans
Sound: Sander den Broeder
Soundscape: Marc Lizier



Paradiso in Paris

At the Institut Néerlandais in Paris the documentary 'Paradiso, an Amsterdam stage affair' by Jeroen Berkvens is being screened on February the 19th during the 'cineclub Néerlandais'.

Paradiso, an Amsterdam Stage Affair in Moscow

 Jeroen Berkvens' documentary Paradiso, an Amsterdam Stage Affair has it premiere in Russia at the Music & Film Festival of Cool Connections. On the 29th of January the film is screened in Moscow, after that it will travel to Novossibirsk as part of the Cool Connections Music & Film Festival in Russia.

Paradiso - an Amsterdam Stage Affair at SoundTrack_Cologne

Saturday November 17 at 20:00 hrs the film Paradiso, an Amsterdam Stage Affair by Jeroen Berkvens is screened at SoundTrack_Cologne 9.

Paradiso at DOCS DF in Mexico

Paradiso an Amsterdam Stage Affair by Jeroen Berkvens is officially selected for the DocsDF Festival in Mexico. The film will be shown in the programme My People Sound on November 13, 14, 15 & 16. 

Paradiso, an Amsterdam Stage Affair

Paradiso by Jeroen Berkvens will be broadcast October 20th, 2012 at 21.00h by the NTR, channel Nederland 3!

Paradiso -An Amsterdam Stage Affair

Paradiso -an Amsterdam Stage Affair will be screened in the competition program at the South Korean Music&Film Festival in August.

Paradiso, an Amsterdam Stage Affair

Paradiso, an Amsterdam Stage Affair (2011) by Jeroen Berkvens

Paradiso in Filmfestival Documentarist in Istanbul, Turkey

"Paradiso, an Amsterdam Stage Affair" by Jeroen Berkvens will be screened June 1st and 5th at the Documentarist Festival in Istanbul, Turkey.

Dutch Cinema Release March 8, 2012 by Cineart.

Directed by Jeroen Berkvens.
With support from Stichting Abraham Tuschinski Fonds.


beautiful artwork in the streets of Amsterdam this week promoting Paradiso the film.

Grand Prize for Paradiso, an Amsterdam Stage Affair in Korea

The Jecheon International Music & Film Festival has awarded Jeroen Berkvens with the Grand Prize for his film Paradiso, an Amsterdam Stage Affair. Congratulations to Jeroen and the whole crew!!

IDFA screenings Paradiso - an Amsterdam Stage Affair

IDFA screeningtimes
sunday 20/11 Tuschinski 1 at 19.30hrs.

tuesday 22/11 Escape Club at 22.00hrs.
wednesday 23/11 Tuschinski 1 at 22.15hrs.

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