Profession: Film director
Origin: The Netherlands
Education: HKU Arts education
Why do you do what you do? To tell stories, to create atmospheres, to conquer challenges, to meet/work with different people
Could you describe your style and how it developed? A mixture of social-magic-realism. Stories that have real world implications mixed with a dreamlike visual experience.
Where do you get inspiration from? Music mostly, and other films off course.
What is the best part about working within the creative industries? Have the change to work with all types of people from different disciplines.
What do you wish you knew about your business before you got started? I sort of rolled in this business without thinking beforehand how to approach it. I’m still learning things about this business each day so i haven’t figured that one out yet.
Has your style develop/change over the time being active? If yes, how? Yes definitely.
Who would you like to work with? Nobody in particular. I would like to work with people from different creative disciplines like game-design of literature but if i have to choose it would be music artist that inspire me.
What is your idea of success? Being happy doing what your doing, and doing it well.
Is there a message that you are trying to portray through your work? I try to tell stories from a objective perspective, meaning that situations are not always as black and white as they seems, and by telling stories from a grey perceptive, people can decide on there own what to think about these stories i portray.
Do you believe it is important to raise artistic awareness in your country? Yes
In your opinion, how important is it to culturally educate through art? Allright, not terrible. We have our financial backbone to experiment with. To find your own style and authorship. But the education itself is sometimes pretty lacklustre.