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I am a story-teller and my work is rooted in personal aspirations to give one hope in a situation that seems hopeless, to transfer the ability to laugh at sadness, and to seduce viewers into seeing beauty in bleak objects by offering compositions that play to emotion before aesthetics. With my research, sensitivity and awareness, I provide the simple and extremely complex facility to tell a story with visuals that can be felt before they are understood. You can take it in at first glance, but generally don’t bargain for what happens once you’ve opened the door. What you see is what you get. There’s just a whole lot stacked beneath that.  


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Awards / Nominations

IDFA DocLab 2021

Official Selection


Residency Award

Cinekid Festival 2021

Media Lab Official Selection

Netherlands Film Festival 2021

Official Selection

27th Geneva International Film Festival 2021

Official Selection

Netherlands Film Festival 2020

Official Selection

Cinekid Festival 2019

Golden Lion Jury Award

for the Best International Media Project

(Media Lab)

48Hour Film Festival Immersive Technology 2018 


Mondriaan Fonds, NL 2016

Bewezen Talent

Priz de Rome 2015


Illy Prize for Young Art 2012

Solo Presentation Art Basel / Scope Miami 2010

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