Everyone knows people write these about themselves, right? So I’ll just defer to first person: I am a Dutch director and screenwriter with a passion for fictional stories and science. I fell in love with movies at a very early age, and initially focussed on acting.

After graduating from the University of Amsterdam I decided to move to Los Angeles to immerse myself in the film world. Before I received my visa though, I wrote my first screenplay – a comedy pilot – which got selected for Holland’s prestigious screenwriting event Het Schrijfpaleis.

I moved to LA in 2013, where I lived for 4 years. During those years I wrote and co-produced a short film named If, which  got a theatrical release in Dutch arthouse theaters. I also wrote three feature screenplays and submitted my first – a war mosaic – to The Academy’s Nicholl Fellowship: the Oscars’ competition for new screenwriters. It became a semi-finalist (50 out of 8000) which was a huge honor.

Upon moving back to Amsterdam I happened upon directing, which turned out to be a perfect fit. I currently write and direct projects for clients like Philips, Albert Heijn, KPN and FrieslandCampina while also developing a TV show for Netflix. It’s a blast!

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