In collaboration with Dutch network VPRO and production company Millstreet Films, Joosje developed the pilot for GAPPIES, a comedy web series about five entirely different supermarket employees, known as the ‘gappies’, in a local GAPPO supermarket. When the new manager Jan-Joris (Bram Suijker) — who prefers to be called JJ, the American way — wants to internationalize, modernize and diversify GAPPO, Dutch cashier Greet (Loes Schnepper, winner of a Dutch Oscar), who has worked at GAPPO for over 37 years, starts a secret uprising against him.
If there’s one spot where all layers of Dutch society come together, it’s the supermarket. That’s why GAPPO is the perfect location to explore social issues that are prevalent in Dutch society in a lighthearted manner.
The pilot is part of a competition organized by Dutch broadcasting organization NPO/3LAB, in which five pilots compete for a chance to realize a whole series.