Next to audio stories I make documentary films and experimental shorts. In 2009, my first long documentary film Calling E.T. screened in the Best of IDFA on tour, SXSW and in the TopTen at the Cologne international Film & Television Conference . The documentary is a philosophical thought-experiment; what if we would make contact with our galactic neighbours? Should (or can) we speak as one world?
Many works are short, often experimental in narrative and form. Like for example the film Automat, this film is an exploration of our talking mechanical companions like ellevators and washing machines. Or the short doc A night with Michael, this film portrays a small group of diehard groupies under the hotel window of The King of Pop. This film won the Golden Olive Award in 2002.
CALLING E.T. Documentary film on the search for our galactic neighbours! How would we, inhabitants of earth, present ourselves if we were to make contact? Zeppers Film en Plu Films. Supported by Filmfund, Mediafund and the CoBO Fund, NPS network and Plu films 2009. Best of IDFA on tour 2009 | Most watched Ducth docs 2009 | SXSW festival | TopTen Cologne international Film & Television Conference 2010 | Nominated for best documentary at the Portobello Film festival London 2010.
AUTOMAT Short, an exploration of our talking mechanical companions and an attempt to discover their inner lives. Supported by the Thuiskopie Fonds and Amsterdam Art Fund 2008.
POSTCARDS FROM THE CONTINENT Video bricolage of banal observations based on a zoo of random thoughts. Supported by the Thuiskopie Fonds 2006.
M DE FONTGIBU & THE PLUM PUDDING Short fiction inspired on the true story of the French writer Emile Deschamps, who every time he ate plum pudding he encountered a certain M. de Fontgibu.With Aus Greidanus jr. and Henri Garcin. Supported by the Dutch National Film Fund and Amsterdam Art Fund. Production IJswater Films 2006.
25/01/95 Documentary on the day the world came closest to its end? This film explores this doomsday dress rehearsal by personal memories and archive footage. Supported by the Dutch National Film Fund, “Every picture tells a story”. Produced by IJswater Films 2003. Theatrical release Docuzone.
X Short doc on my telephone stalker. VPRO Waskracht 2002.
LORENZO & DANIEL A short documentary on two young angry brothers. Part of the short documentary project: 'Ik ben Boos', VPRO. Winner Dutch Academy Award 1998.
A NIGHT WITH MICHAEL Short doc on the gathering of Michael Jackson groupies under the hotel window of the King of Pop. ‘Golden olive Award’, International Bunker Festival Italy 2002.