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I’m a Dutch, Brooklyn-based Director working from Studiomates. Specialized in documentary, storytelling and commercial films, I'm splitting my time between client-work and personal projects such as Like Knows Like and Judged

 

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Vimeo Staff Pick, August 26, 2014

In May 2012, Geffen Refaeli, freelance illustrator from Tel Aviv, Israel, uploaded her very first @DailyDoodleGram on Instagram. The concept: select elements from different pictures appearing in her Instagram photo stream and combine them into a doodle! Refaeli then tags the users from whose photos she drew inspiration so that others are able to click through and see the originals.

Vimeo Staff Pick, November 14, 2013

When she was 20 years old, photographer Amanda Jasnowski followed her heart. She left her family in Ohio and moved to New York. Known as @hokaytokay on Instagram she shares her stories about work, love and living in New York.

 

↑‎ I was commissioned by ASICS Europe to make a comprehensive edit of their marketing materials from the 2013/14 season. This is a Directors Cut.

 
 

↑ This film made in collaboration with Vimeo for Charles Schwab's campaign "Why I left" #ownyourtomorrow. It's part of a film series about positive change. It was truly wonderful work with both of these great companies.

Living happily in Williamsburg, Brooklyn in 1992, Heleen left everything behind and moved to a farm upstate New York. Why did she go? To save her daughter’s life.

 
 

↑ In 2006, Irene (my sister) went to Israel for a vacation. She fell in love with a cowboy, and had two children. Every Israeli must fulfill obligatory military service. There's been three wars in the past six years. Although her kids are still very young, I wondered how she felt about that, and shot this video.

 
 

↑ Together with graphic designer Hanne Ghijsen I released an interview series called judged.co and we couldn't do it without the help of Sawyer Hollenshead.

Judged.co presents audio interviews with ex-convicts who started their own business with help from Defy Ventures. We were touched by their stories. Our interviewees grew up in very difficult circumstances and this project made us realized how privileged our background actually is. By bringing these positive role models into the spotlight, we have the chance to contribute to something real. Something good. Something that goes far beyond appearance, all the way to inspiration. Go see and listen: Judged.co

 
 
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↑‎ This is how I wrap up a shoot. Whatever. Just continue scrolling ↓

 

↑‎ Just recently, I traveled 9 countries in 3 weeks to shoot films, portraits and production processes for NXP Semiconductors. One of the deliverables was an internal mood video based around their "25.000 MINDS CREATING" theme.

 
 

↑‎ During my trip to Portugal, I was lucky enough to shoot a short artist-profile for Like Knows Like on Wasted Rita. Not only did I get to follow this graphic designer and illustrator around in Lisbon, we both participated 180 Creative Camp in Abrantes which is a great artist event held by Portuguese TV channel Canal 180.