Welcome to Melbo

 “Boundless films”

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

MELBO PRODUCTIONS is a creative and dynamic independent video production company located in Ouderkerk aan de Amstel, The Netherlands.

We started in Madagascar in 2002 and we have many years experience working in “the bush” as well as striving to engage local people. These advantages aspects leads to beautiful shots under primitive conditions in sometimes very remote areas.

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

About us

The creative face behind MELBO PRODUCTIONS  is Gertruud van Ettinger:

“I have over 25 years experience in the audiovisual branch.  I know how to ask the right questions of my clients to uncover key ideas and jump the productions to the next level. I have a proven track record of delivering exceptional results on time and within budget to my clients.

I am working as a director and I am also an experienced camera operator”.




  • The last in Gods name (Madagascar) 2017
  • The 7 habits of Stephen Covey, (The Netherlands) 2011
  • Vroom Vroom Africa, 2012
  • Cataract surgery (Ghana) 2010
  • Decentralisation in Ranomafana, a community in Madagascar, 2005-2010
  • Traces of India, 2009
  • Develop yourself (The Netherlands) 2009
  • To reach the unreachable (Madagascar) 2007
  • Paint a future (Brazil) 2008
  • Bo and Melle in Madagascar 2001-2006


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


  • Foundation Van Doen Academy (The Netherlands) 2012
  • Le Brocope, (The Netherlands) 2012
  • Sodexo (Madagascar) 2009
  • Akany Avoko (Madagascar) 2008
  • Atterissage tours (Madagascar) 2006
  • Flexknit (Madagascar) 2006
  • Foundation Smash (Madagascar) 2004
  • Goudse weekendschool (The Netherlands) 2017

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Gertruud van Ettinger,  Ouderkerk aan de Amstel,  The Netherlands

Tel.: 00-31-(0)681161962

Mail: melboproductions@gmail.com