JonnydepOny

A recently established production company with a solid background. It is founded by showrunner & producer Philippe De Schepper and experienced financing expert and producer Helen Perquy.

Jonnydepony aims to work with talented writers and directors to produce strong fiction series in several genres appealing to a broad audience.

projects

Arcadia 1 premiered in March 2023 on Eén (VRT) and NPO (KRO-NCRV). At the moment, Arcadia 2 is already in postproduction. The second season also received production support from the Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF).

Hawa & Adam also received production support, started shooting in February 2023 and premiered in January 2024.

Several projects are currently in development; among them I was a Cop in the ’80s, Boho, One Week Each, Bloody Mandy, Degens and Maxicrime.

See below for more details.

ARCADIA

SHORT SYNOPSIS

After a major catastrophe, a new society arises, Arcadia. Because scarcity prevails, a Citizen Score is introduced. We follow the life of a law-abiding family who, thanks to their high score, can live a good life. Everything changes when the father of the family is deported from Arcadia to the outside world. After all, he has committed fraud with the algorithm and the score of two of his daughters. His wife and four daughters receive penalty points that seriously lower their score.

Will the family survive this setback? What’s it like living with a score?

Title: Arcadia 2
Format:
8 x 48′
Production company: 
jonnydepony
Producers: 
Helen Perquy & Philippe De Schepper
Created by: Bas Adriaensen, Zita Theunynck & Philippe De Schepper
Writers: Bas Adriaensen, Zita Theunynck & Philippe De Schepper
Director: Joël Vanhoebrouck
Partners: VRT/Eén, NPO/KRO-NCRV, WDR/SWR, Beside Tax Shelter, VAF, Creative Europe and Screen Flanders 
Current phase: postproduction 

Title: Arcadia 1
Format:
8 x 48′
Production company: 
jonnydepony
Producers: 
Helen Perquy & Philippe De Schepper
Coproduction company: Big Blue
Coproducer: Fleur Winters
Created by: Bas Adriaensen, Zita Theunynck & Philippe De Schepper
Writers: Bas Adriaensen, Zita Theunynck & Philippe De Schepper
Director: Tim Oliehoek
Partners: VRT/Eén, NPO/KRO-NCRV, WDR/SWR, Belga Films Fund, VAF, Dutch Incentive and Screen Flanders
Current phase: premiered in March 2023

Read more about this European project here.

Title: Hawa & Adam
Genre/Format: Teen’s drama (13 x 26′)
Production company: jonnydepony
Producer: Helen Perquy & Philippe De Schepper
Coproduction company: Free Kings & Network Movie
An idea of: Tom Timmerman
Writers: Pieter De Graeve & Philippe De Schepper
Director: Mathias Brouns
Partners: VRT/Ketnet, Network Movies/Kika, Beside Tax Shelter & VAF
Current phase: postproduction, premiered in January 2024

 

hawa & adam

SHORT SYNOPSIS

What if the world can only be saved by two 17-year-olds, a boy and a girl, who’ve never seen or met each other, but are communicating through a magic diary?

You can find the trailer here.

Watch the episodes here

 

Format: 8 x 48′
Production company: jonnydepony
Producers: 
Helen Perquy & Philippe De Schepper
Created by/Written by: Bas Adriaensen & Philippe De Schepper
Director: Wim Geudens
Partners: Streamz, Amazon Prime Video NL
Current phase: preproduction

I was a Cop in the 80s received script and development support from the Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF).

I WAS A COP IN THE ’80S

SHORT SYNOPSIS

We follow the rise and fall of a Belgian Gendarme Unit spearheaded by an American CIA agent. They’re supposed to catch drug dealers but turn into criminals themselves.

Jan Laureys is a gendarme who doesn’t want to be one.  He has a history of drug abuse, which is why the American recruits him in the first place. Jan takes advantage of the ethical derailment in his team to slack off. But for how long can you cut corners before it comes back to bite you?

 

Title: Transport
Genre/Format: Suspense (8 x 50′)
Created by/Written by: Auli Mantila
Director: Auli Mantila
Production company: 
Tekele Productions
Producer:
Miia Haavisto
Production company: jonnydepony
Producers: Helen Perquy & Philippe De Schepper

Transport is part of the Scandinavian N12 project. It aired on YLE (Finland) in March 2022.

Since May 2022, Transport is available on Streamz.

Watch the trailer.

Auli Mantila, the director, was nominated for the Nordisk Film & TV Fond Prize 2022. Read more about the nominations. Transport was nominated in the international competition at Series Mania and for the prestigious Prix Europa 2022.

Read more about the series here and here.

TRANSPORT

SHORT SYNOPSIS

Transport is a story about a microchip that is found in the mouth of a toddler and a border control veterinarian who has disappeared for more than a year.

A world in which money laundering and horse smuggling are central to the food trade. Transport tells the story of ordinary people who are under enormous pressure. This could happen to all of us.

Title: Blackout
Genre/Format: Crime (10 x 42’)
Created by: Philippe De Schepper, Geert Verbanck & Bas Adriaensen
Writers: Bas Adriaensen & Philippe De Schepper
Director: Joël Vanhoebrouck
Showrunner: Philippe De Schepper
Producers: Helen Perquy & Philippe De Schepper
Partners: VRT/Eén, Telenet, Screen Brussels, Belga Films Fund & Mediawan (France)
Sold in: Canada, USA, Russia, Australia, Asia and the Netherlands.

Blackout was selected for multiple international festivals: Serial Killer, Seriencamp and the prestigious Prix Europa 2020.

Since September 2020, Blackout is available on Streamz. At the end of 2020, the series aired on VRT/Eén on Sunday evenings. Watch the trailer here

Here, you can watch the interview Helen & Philippe gave about Blackout to C21 Media.

BLACKOUT

SHORT SYNOPSIS

A nuclear plant in Belgium gets sabotaged during winter, and causes a nationwide blackout. The Belgian power grid is down and the nation relies on its prime minister Annemie Hillebrand to handle this crisis. Moments before the blackout the prime minister received footage of her daughter who appears to be held captive. The video comes with a message: “If the lights turn back on, your daughter dies.”

Annemie decides to prolong the blackout and let one person in on her secret. A man she can trust: Michael Dendoncker, who is in charge of the Counter Terrorism Unit and who is investigating the sabotage of the nuclear plant. His police inquiry will take place in a special world, in the cold dark winter.

 upcoming projects

BOHO

BOHO is a comedy series about three thirtysomething friends from Borgerhout. We follow the ups-and-downs of Kima, her sister Nawal and their friend Alex as they try to navigate their lives between all the expectations that their environment has: work hard, get married and have children.

Every week, they gather at Kima’s during Fuzzy Fridays, where they pour their hearts out over bad weed and night shop wine – and to brainstorm about the musical Kima wants to make about their lives.

Format: 6 x 25′
Production company: jonnydepony
Producers: 
Helen Perquy & Philippe De Schepper
Created by/Written by: Abbie Boutkabout
Partner: Streamz

BOHO received script and production support from the Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF).

BLOODY MANDY

When her sister suddenly disappears, a young woman hatches a crazy plan to infiltrate a criminal family as a home nurse. There, she takes care of the demented paterfamilias, who seems to be the only one who knows more about her sister’s disappearance. But will he remember what happened before he forgets everything?

Format: 8 x 48′
Production company: 
jonnydepony
Producers: 
Helen Perquy & Philippe De Schepper
Created by/Written by: Ruth Mellaerts & Boris Kuijpers

Bloody Mandy received script support from the Flemish Audiovisual Fund (VAF).

MAXICRIME

MaxicriMe is a 10 x 48-minute police series, with a completed story per episode. Multiple seasons are possible. It is the classic policier in a new look and with a light-hearted tone. A special feature is that not the police, but a newly assembled family solves the week’s crime, and the “policeman” on duty is a 20-year-old Youtuber.

Format: 10 x 48′
Production company: 
jonnydepony
Producers: 
Helen Perquy & Philippe De Schepper
Created by/Written by: Bas Adriaensen & Philippe De Schepper

 

ONE WEEK EACH

What would you do if you’ve grown up fatherless but suddenly discover you might have a dad after all? Or rather, there are three candidates. So which one of the three is it?

What would you do if you’re a man who suddenly learns you might have a 16-year-old daughter?

Those are the questions Holly, Jokke, Bart, and Felix come to face.

Format: 8 x 48′
Production company: 
jonnydepony
Producers: 
Helen Perquy & Philippe De Schepper
Created by/Written by: Philippe De Schepper & Pieter De Graeve
Partners: DPG Media, Streamz

DEGENS

(Abbrev. for ‘Degenerate’ gambler. A gambler who makes foolish bets.)

Imagine the following situation. Either you study your butt off for five years to earn a solid degree, which gives you a comfortable life—as long as you keep working hard. Or you apply that same work ethic and ambition to master poker, which gives you the life of a millionaire, including fun with crazy friends: jet-setting from country to country, from casino to casino, from party to party. What would you prefer?

Format: 8 x 48′
Production company: 
jonnydepony
Producers: 
Helen Perquy & Philippe De Schepper
Created by/Written by: Philippe De Schepper & Zita Theunynck
Director: TBD
Partners: DPG Media, Streamz

TALENT WE WORK WITH

Joël Vanhoebrouck

Joël directed several series; among them various seasons of Missing Persons Unit, Homegrown and Double Life. He also directed the film Brasserie Romantiek.

Tim Oliehoek

Tim is a Dutch director. He directed the film The Amazing Wiplala and the series The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen and The Case Menten, both of which won a Golden Calf for Best Television Drama.

Wim Geudens

Wim is a director who is known for his dry & dark sense of humor, subtle storytelling, a keen eye for art direction and with a strong visual style, but also for his work on Studio Tarara. 

Mathias Brouns

Known to all of his colleagues as Mathy, he directed the 3rd and 4th season of the immensely popular musical series #LikeMe.

Bas Adriaensen

Bas was one of the writers for several seasons of Missing Persons Unit. He also wrote for other programmes and films; among them The Infiltrator, Homegrown and Double Life.

Abbie Boutkabout

Abbie is a screenwriter, podcast producer and non fiction writer. She is part of the video collective De Fatima’s. In her writing, she focuses on migration, identity and polarisation.

Ruth Mellaerts & Boris Kuijpers

Ruth & Boris are a writing couple. They both studied at RITCS, where Ruth still teaches dramaturgy & creative writing. Boris works as a director for videoclips & commercials. Their short film The Day the Dogs Disappeared (2018), won several awards at international film festivals.

Zita Theunynck

Zita is a junior writer. She worked as a copywriter at an advertising agency in Antwerp, and wrote the well-received novel “Het wordt spectaculair. Beloofd.”

Pieter De Graeve

Pieter created the series The Bunker and was writer on Undercover (season 3), Witse, Missing Persons Unit, Double Life and Homegrown.

Frauke Heyde

Frauke is a journalist with a Masters degree in Film studies. She is a writer and has published two books. In the past, she wrote for Safety First, 13 Commandments, and others.

Geert Verbanck

Geert created the series Blackout with Philippe & Bas. He was a writer on multiple projects: Albatros, Café Derby, 13 Commandments and more.

JOBS

Momenteel hebben we geen openstaande vacatures. 

Ben je er toch van overtuigd dat je past binnen het jonnydepony team?

Stuur dan een mailtje met jouw cv en motivatiebrief naar: info@jonnydepony.be.

INTERNS

Heb je altijd al een kijkje willen nemen achter de schermen van een grote productie? Dan is dit jouw kans! Binnenkort draaien we een nieuwe fictiereeks en daarvoor zijn wij op zoek naar veelzijdige en gemotiveerde stagiair(s) (M/V/X) om ons productieteam te versterken.
Draaiperiode: augustus tot december 2024.
Stagiairs welkom vanaf midden juni.

Jouw profiel:

  • Je bent gemotiveerd en pragmatisch
  • Je bent communicatief en oplossingsgericht
  • Je ziet werk en bent proactief.
  • Je bent een teamplayer, maar je kan ook zelfstandig en nauwgezet werken.

    Interesse en meer informatie:

    Wil je meewerken aan onze nieuwe fictiereeks? Stuur dan een mailtje met jouw cv en motivatiebrief naar: info@jonnydepony.be.

 WHO WE ARE

Helen Perquy

Owner/producer

Helen has a career in television and drama. She was producer on the short film The Day the Dogs Disappeared and the series Quiz Me Quick. She was executive producer on Tabula Rasa.

helen@jonnydepony.be

Philippe De Schepper

Owner/showrunner

Philippe has over more than 10 years of service at Eyeworks Film & TV Drama, and created the series Missing Persons Unit (7 seasons), Double Life, Lucky Number Six, Homegrown (3 seasons), and The Infiltrator.

showrunner@jonnydepony.be

 

Laura Brewaeys

Finance & Control

Laura has been with jonnydepony since the shoot of Blackout. She’s the beating heart of the company and just one e-mail or call away. 

laura@jonnydepony.be

+32 474 34 37 05

 

Fien Vanden Broeck 

Assistant producer

Fien started at jonnydepony as an intern and enjoyed it so much that she stuck around. 
As the youngest member of team jonnydepony, this is where she is taking her first steps in the media sector. 

fien@jonnydepony.be

+32 498 01 85 22