WILD - short film - 2019

With the support of the Dutch Film Fund (filmfonds Shorts) and Cinesud (Cinesud Talent 2018) we shot the short film ‘Wild’ in the late summer of 2018. A dark absurdistic comedy about a misbehaving father on a trip with his family.

Produced by The Rogues (Nightshade, De Libi).

Cast: o.a. Wouter Hendrickx (Helaasheid der Dingen, De Infiltrant), Hannah van Lunteren (Dames 4, Ik Weet Wie Je Bent) and Jochum ten Haaf (Dunkirk, Vechtershart).

‘Wild’ premiered at Imagine Film Festival in april 2019 and won the Méliès d’Argent award for best short film. It was also in competition at the Bucheon Int. Fantastic Film Festival 2019 in South-Korea, the official selection at DC Shorts 2019, Washington D.C. and in the main competition at Sitges Fantastic Film Festival 2019, Spain. Back in The Netherlands, the film is part of Dutch Film Festival’s official selection for the Dutch Golden Calf competition for best short film and is selected for Shortcutz 2019.

In oct. 2019 Wild won the Méliès d’Or 2019 award, for best European fantastic short film at Sitges Film Festival.

Festival inquiries: Hidde de Vries | Kapitein Kort

Poster design by Lars Ickenroth and me

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2029 - pilot webseries - 2018

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Together with Kurt Platvoet I wrote and directed a pilot for the webseries ‘2029’ for the Dutch broadcasting network BNNVARA. Produced by July Film.


VALT EEN MAN UIT DE LUCHT (A MAN FALLS FROM THE SKY) - short - 2017

A MAN FALLS FROM THE SKY HAS BEEN SELECTED AT THESE FESTIVALS, AMONG OTHERS:

  • Nederlands Film Festival 2017

  • Prague Short film festival 2018, best international short film competition

  • Shortcutz 2018, winner in all nominated categories (best film, director, screenplay, actor, actress and the audience award)

  • GoShort 2018, best Dutch short film competition

  • Movies that Matter festival 2018

  • Brussels Short Film Festival 2018, best international short competition

  • Brest European Short Film Festival 2018, in competition

  • Leicester International Short Film Festival 2018, in competition

  • Quebec City Film Festival 2018

  • Leeds Int. Film Festival 2018, in competition

  • Interfilm Berlin 2018, in competition

  • Bucharest Short Film Festival 2018, in competition

‘A man falls from the sky’ is a dark comedy short film.

Synopsis: Ton and Ineke Korrel enjoy their warm afternoon soup when a man crashes down from the sky, in their garden. Ton sees a dangerous species on his lawn, while Ineke wants to help this heavily injured man. The situation escalates. The couple will soon find out who their other half really is. Hopefully before it's too late.

You can watch the film here

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BEERZE - Commercial - 2016

The first commercial I ever directed! Together with creative Jasper Langenhoff I created this mini adventure film for the Dutch beer brand BEERZE. Very tasty beers. The film was shot with a very very tiny budget, but with lots of help of local hero’s. All the cast-members are among them.

Commercial / 1m01s

Website Beerze Bier


BED BAD BROOD - Pilot webseries - 2015

Together with Kurt Platvoet and the Dutch broadcastingnetwork VPRO I developed the webseries BED BAD BROOD, a satire about refugees coming to the Netherlands.

Webserie / 5m54s

Website VPRO DORST


DE TOEGIFT - Gradiation film - 2012

My Graduation film. This feels like such a long time ago. ‘Encore’ is about a immensly popular Dutch singer who is unhappy about his carreer, unhappy in life in general. Something profoundly has to happen before he’s able to break the impasse.

The film got selected for the Student competition at the Dutch Film Festival 2012 and Eindhovens Film Festival 2012.

Drama / 22 minutes