Danielle Guirguis

Smarthouse Films


Danielle Guirguis studied both International Communication Sciences and Spanish at the University of Amsterdam and Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona. She started her career as an Assistant Producer on Paul Verhoeven’s Zwartboek, was involved in Komt een Vrouw bij de Dokter by Reinout Oerlemans and De Gelukkige Huisvrouw by Antoinette Beumer as an Executive Producer and produced the teenage box office hits Spijt and Razend by Dave Schram.
She set up her own production company SMARTHOUSE FILMS - ARTVERTISING & INDIE FILMS. This is not just another creative production house. They are married to feature films but fell in love with advertising. And like in real life, they don’t want to choose between the husband or the lover. Therefore, Smarthouse develops, produces and distributes crossover feature films and arthouse commercials.
Highlights include a series of 6 short films produced together with the International Film Festival of Rotterdam that all premiered at IFFR in 2016 and have travelled the festival world, production services for the Netflix Original series Trailerpark Boys and the Italian mafia film Black Souls and the first Smarthouse feature film La Holandesa, shot entirely in Chile, was selected for TIFF and IFFR 2017 and nominated Best Film and Best Actress at the Dutch Film Awards. Advertising highlights include a series of mini docs for Nikon and Tesla, and work for Tele2, T-mobile, Porsche, Guerlain and the Mauritshuis museum.
She is always looking for new ways to expand her passion for filmmaking, whether it’s art, documentary or animation. Hence, an artfilm with highly acclaimed video artist Guido van der Werve is set for 2019. And the first feature length film of animation artist and musician Rosto finally sprouted from his inimitable brilliant mind and is proudly produced by Smarthouse. And watch out for the ravishing fashion documentary about Holland’s first fashion designers duo Puck & Hans to be broadcasted by AVRO Close Up this year!