We at Melbo Productions create films, which are distinguished, by their in-depth and careful handling of such subjects as “human interest” and “corporate messages”.

We started with this company in 2002 and we have many years of experience working in The Netherlands as well as working in the ‘bush’, striving to engage local people in underdeveloped countries. These advantageous aspects leads to beautiful shots under primitive conditions in sometimes very remote areas.

We presently operate from The Netherlands and Madagascar. We produce films all over the world.

About us

The creative face behind Melbo Productions  is Gertruud van Ettinger. She has almost 30 years of experience in the audiovisual branch. She has a proven track record of delivering exceptional results on time and within budget to her clients.  She is working as a director and also an experienced camera operator.

Filming with your Smartphone. Gertruud teaches you how to film and edit on your smartphone. This training is provided on request. Individualy or in groups.



  • Help people to protect the nature of Madagascar (2021)
  • The last in Gods name in Madagascar (2017)
  • The 7 habits of Stephen Covey (2011)
  • Vroom Vroom Africa (2012)
  • Cataract surgery in Ghana (2010)
  • 5 episodes about decentralisation in Ranomafana, Madagascar for the EU (2005-2010)
  • Traces of India (2009)
  • Develop yourself (2009)
  • To reach the unreachable in Madagascar (2007)
  • Paint a future in Brazil (2008)
  • Bo and Melle in Madagascar, 15 episodes of 5 minutes (2001-2006)


  • Waternet academie (2019-2020)
  • Teacher 24 (2012-2017)
  • Course Language now (2014)
  • Course Nursery  (2012)
  • Asthma foundation (2012)
  • Water, sanitation and hygiene, Madagascar  (WASH)  (2008)
  • Flora and Fauna  in Madagascar  (2007)
  • Microcredit (2008)
  • Mission Aviation Fellowship in Madagascar (2008)
  • Sesame street (2004)


  • News for Reuters: Madagascar Coronavirus herbal mix (2020)
  • Waternet (2019-2020)
  • Foundation Van Doen Academy (2012)
  • Le Brocope (2012)
  • Sodexo in Madagascar (2009)
  • Akany Avoko in Madagascar (2008)
  • Atterissage tours in Madagascar (2006)
  • Flexknit in Madagascar (2006/2020)
  • Foundation Smash (2004)
  • Goudse weekendschool (2017)






Thank you for visiting our website.
If you would like to get in touch, feel free to contact us:

Gertruud van Ettinger

Tel: 00 31 (0)6 81161962

Mail: [email protected]