Stichting Film en Wetenschap / Jos Nap
Number of interviews: 3
Accessibility: for research purposes
Transcripts: no
Period of interviews: 1989-1990


The interviewees talk about the time they worked at the Haarlem film production company Multifilm.

In the interview with Gerdes, his wife is present in the background.
Van den Berg, trained as a lawyer, joined Multifilm in January 1939 as secretary and procurator. She also did ‘odd jobs’ like printing and projecting. Gerdes was a cameraman and screenwriter. He became a permanent employee in 1948, while before that he had made commissioned films for the Haarlem company as a free-lancer.

Rouw (born 1914), who by his own admission had initially wanted to become a ship’s cook, was employed as an errand boy by Multifilm founder J.C. Mol in 1929. He developed into a cameraman and laboratory assistant.


All joined the still-young television production company Cinecentrum in Hilversum in 1958, into which Multifilm as well as Polygoon and Profilti merged.



  • Zus van den Berg
  • Willem Gerdes
  • Tjerk Rouw