FilmWave is the UK-based TV and feature film production company, launched in 2016 by award-winning producer Paul Trijbits and a team of creative industry executives, including JJ Lousberg, Emma Clarke and Sylvie Richards.

Captivating storytelling is our passion. From intriguing adaptations to pioneering originals, we’ve built a highly original slate of high-end scripted drama with global appeal, working both with established and emerging talent.

The Letter for the King, our 5-time Emmy Award winner, Netflix Original Series, adapted by Will Davies, launched globally in March 2020. Dutch hospital drama series, The Shift, created by Lone Scherfig and adapted by Kim van Kooten, is currently in production.

FilmWave is fully committed to providing an inclusive, safe and supportive working environment and adopting the best industry safeguarding practices. We are determined to help inspire positive change by listening, engaging, and educating.


Paul Trijbits – Co-Founder & CEO

Paul is the co-founder of FilmWave,  whose credits include Disney’s BAFTA and Golden Globe-nominated SAVING MR BANKS, J.K.Rowling’s THE CASUAL VACANCY for the BBC & HBO, and Cary Fukunaga’s JANE EYRE. When running Ruby Films & Television, and in his role as Head of the UK Film Council’s New Cinema Fund, Paul has produced and executive produced many critically and commercially successful films and television dramas, including Andrea Arnold’s FISH TANK, Kevin McDonald’s TOUCHING THE VOID, and Paul Greengrass’ BLOODY SUNDAY. Although now far from the ten year old boy that was enthralled by Tonke Dragt’s The Letter for the King, he has now completed the Netflix Original Series of the book adapted by Will Davies, which launched in March 2020 into Netflix top ten lists across the globe.

Emma Clarke – Head of Drama

Emma has most recently been consulting for international film and television clients, and teaching a Screenwriting MA she co-designed at Manchester University. Prior to that, she was a Senior Exec at the UK Film Council for 10 years as where she shepherded 50 plus films through from development to completion. These included the films of Paul Greengrass, Andrea Arnold, Shane Meadows, Armando Ianucci, Sarah Gavron, Saul Dibb and Sally Potter. Many of these were nominated or won at the BAFTAs, BIFAs, and at major international festivals. Before that she was a Senior VP of Production and Acquisitions at Fine Line Features, running their London office.

JJ Lousberg – Producer

JJ joined FilmWave in 2018 from Focus Features and Universal where he worked across the slate as SVP International Productions and Acquisitions on films like Ex Machina , Mama, Dad’s Army and Theory of Everything. He also lead the local language strategy for the studio, acquiring films like Heartbreaker, Babysitting, Spanish Affair and Julia’s Eyes. Previously he was at the UK Film Council, overseeing international project investment and before that he worked at New Line Cinema in Acquisitions and Development.

Sylvie Richards – Business and Creative Development

Sylvie started her career as a NewYork corporate finance lawyer working for Hughes, Hubbard and Reed in New York City. She then joined Banque Paribas Capital Markets, London as an investment banker in the Derivatives Securities Group. Sylvie joined the film and television industry in 2015 as an Executive Producer of Time Trial before joining Filmwave. Sylvie has a BCL from McGill University and a Post Graduate Script Development Diploma from NFTS. She is also a Member of the Board of Trustees for the Barnes Film Festival and the McGill European Advisory Board.

Laura Douras – Head of Finance

Laura started her career at Mazars where she qualified as a Chartered Accountant. She has over 10 years’ commercial experience in the TV & Entertainment sector. Prior to working with FilmWave, she was Director of Finance for Avalon Entertainment in the UK. Before that, she spent 8 years at Fremantlemedia in a variety of roles gaining extensive exposure to the television sector in the UK as well as Fremantle’s global operations.

Callum Dodgson – Development Producer

Callum joined FilmWave in 2021 after script editing three seasons of the BBC crime show Silent Witness. Before that he was a development executive at The Ink Factory, having joined the company at its inception, working on projects including The Night Manager, Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, Message for the King, and A Most Wanted Man.

Candelaria Barandiarán – Executive Assistant

Candelaria joined FilmWave in September of 2022. Prior to joining FilmWave, Candelaria got her start in film as an Executive Assistant to Film Director Mat Whitecross. She continued developing her skills, this time in distribution, while being at The Barbican as a Front of House Member while finishing her BA in English Literature at the University of Greenwich. She is passionate about storytelling and any form of representation. As a writer, Candelaria is a contributor to New York magazine Up Mag, and she is in the process of finishing her first magical realism novel.

Emma Nwachuku – Administrative Assistant

Emma joined FilmWave in July 2022. She has always been passionate about Film and TV and her career goal is to produce creative, wacky and unique shows and film. Emma is a talented writer also and aims to finish writing her first novel this year!

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