Ruba, derifed from the musical term tempo rubato.
Italian for ‘stolen time’.
The expressive freedom to play with the tempo of a piece.
Studio Ruba is a new Amsterdam based boutique production company founded by producers Maarten van der Ven and Layla Meijman. With a select group of filmmakers they focus on creating cinematic cutting edge stories, being involved from start to finish. Both producers have a hands on mentality and knowledge on both the productional as the creative side, guiding projects with great care. Before founding Ruba in 2019 Layla and Maarten gained years of experience producing (and line producing) award winning feature films, shorts and documentaries such as TAKE ME SOMEWHERE NICE (Ena Sendijarevic), WATERBOYS (Robert-Jan Westdijk), A GOAT FOR A VOTE (Jeroen van Velzen) and most recently BOY MEETS GUN (Joost van Hezik).