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Holly Wiersma

Holly Wiersma

Producer Holly Wiersma began her career in 1996 as a casting associate on such films as BLADE, THE RAINMAKER and AMISTAD.

In 1999, Wiersma was co-producer on the Sundance Film Festival-hit SHADOW HOURS directed by Issac Eaton, starring Balthazar Getty and Peter Weller.

Shortly after the release of SHADOW HOURS, Wiersma produced two films back-to-back, the dark comedy RENT CONTROL by first time director David Brenner, starring Melissa Joan Hart and Carmen Electra; and COMIC BOOK VILLIANS, with an outstanding ensemble cast including Natasha Lyonne, Michael Rappaport, DJ Qualls, Cary Elwes, Danny Masterson, Monet Mazur and Donal Logue.

In 2003, Wiersma produced WONDERLAND, directed by James Cox. The true story of the 1981 Wonderland Avenue murders that took place in Los Angeles, WONDERLAND had another fantastic ensemble cast including Val Kilmer, Kate Bosworth, Lisa Kudrow, Dylan McDermott, Josh Lucas and Tim Blake Nelson.

2004 has been the busiest year yet for Wiersma, she wrapped four productions during those twelve months. These films include DOWN IN THE VALLEY, written and directed by David Jacobson (DAHMER), starring Edward Norton, Evan Rachel Wood, David Morse, Rory Culkin and Ellen Burstyn; DOT, the story of an adolescent girl orphaned and sent to live with a foster family, directed by Jamie Babbit (BUT I'M A CHEERLEADER) and starring Elisha Cuthbert and Edie Falco; and THE TENANTS, based on the 1970s socio-political novel of the same name by Pulitzer Prize-Winning author Bernard Malamud, starring Dylan McDermott, Snoop Dogg and Rose Byrne. Wiersma is also in development on numerous other feature films slated for production in 2005.

Wiersma was honored as one of Variety's Ten Producers to Watch at the 2003 Cannes Film Festival and featured in the '100 People You Need To Know' section of the Summer 2004 issue of FADE IN magazine.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2005.

Holly Wiersma Facts


Selected Filmography

The Tenants
Year of Getting to Know Us
Comic Book Villains
Straight A's
Catch Hell
The Six Wives of Henry Lefay
All I Want
She's Funny That Way
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