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Terenja van Dijk



Letters to Lola

Children's program

Own initiative

Direction and production of pilot progam about New York for children

Letters to Lola’ is a children’s program about two children, Mona and Izaak, and their mother, who are just discovering New York – a city to which they recently moved from Europe. Their experience of New York is expressed in a series of video-letters sent to Lola, Mona’s best friend in Europe.

Antwerp, New York 1999 - 2000 (10 episodes, 10 min each)


The production reveals the fascinating aspects of a great city like New York in an anecdotal, documentary way that appeals to children and adults alike.

What is exciting for children in a large city? Walking down the streets, taking a subway, roller skating in Central Park, eating in exotic places, ‘Trick or Treat’ at Halloween, visiting famous monuments like the Statue of Liberty or Empire State Building.

The second film is the version with the English voice-over.

Direction and production
  • Terenja van Dijk
  • Jess De Gruyter
  • Terenja van Dijk
  • Jess De Gruyter
  • Christiaan Michel
  • Joke van Leeuwen
  • Judith Bovenberg