Below some examples from my film portfolio, that are either in English or contain English subtitles. View the Dutch version of this page for more films in Dutch.
crowdfunding teaser documentary ‘Notes from Brussels’
The documentary ‘Notes from Brussels’ follows three women working behind the scenes of
European politics: a young French political assistant in the European Parliament, a Polish trade
journalist and a German top EU official. In the film we experience how the dynamics in the
‘European bubble’ and the intense work rhythm absorb the women. Just like the Dutch director, the
women moved to Brussels in their twenties longing to contribute to Europe. But where the director
left this work setting after a burnout, these women stayed. The documentary examines their
personal sacrifices as they pursue their European dream. Expected release: spring 2021.
Do you see what I see? Participants about their view of one another.
In this film participants in Point of View talk about their view of one another, before and after the project. In the project Point of View refugees in the Dutch town Culemborg and their fellow inhabitants made pictures of their surroundings which they afterwards discussed with one another. The project resulted in a photo-exhibition in the ‘Elisabeth Weeshuis Museum’ of Culemborg (may – september 2016). This film was part of the exhibition and was also shown at several festivals (UITmarkt in Amsterdam and LeKArt in Culemborg). Point of View is an initiative of documentary photographer Karijn Kakebeeke.
Concept en production: the Picture Bridge Foundation (www.picturebridgefoundation.nl)
Director and editor: Nadine van Loon
Camera: Thomas Roebers
Three ‘making of’ films for the exhibition ‘Hail the People’ in the Museum of Ethnology in Leiden and the Africa Museum in Berg and Dal.
The films tell the story behind the beautiful pictures that photographer Jimmy Nelson made of the people of Vanuatu, Marken and Terschelling, and of the Kazaks in Mongolia. On the basis of the raw footage shot by cameraman Michael Spierenburg in Marken and Terschelling and by cameraman Bram Vis in Vanuatu and Mongolia, I wrote the film-scripts, interviewed Jimmy on camera and edited the films. The films are part of the ‘Leve de Mens’ (Hail the People) exhibition the Museum of Ethnology in Leiden was hosting between april and September 2014. You can now visit the exhibition in the Africa Museum in Berg and Dal (near Nijmegen). More information on the exhibition is to be found here: volkenkunde.nl/en/hail-the-people-jimmy-nelson and on the website of the Africa Museum.
Mummy coffins from the priests of Amon: the restoration-project
For the National Museum of Antiquities in Leiden I made this short film about the restoration of the mummy coffins of the priests of Amon. What’s it like to work as a restorer on three thousand year old coffins? And what challenges does the curator encounter while researching the coffins? Dive into the world of restorer Elsbeth Geldhof and curator Christian Greco and discover why they research these coffins with so much passion. The coffins of the priests of Amon were exhibited from April 20 2015 until September 15 2015.
Film portraits for the Dead See Scrolls Exhibition
Commissioned by Tungsten, I directed three portraits of believers for the Dead See Scrolls Exhibition. In the films the women talk about the role the ‘holy texts’ in respectively the Bible, Koran and Torah play in their daily lives. The films are part of the Dead See Scrolls exhibition shown in the Drenths Museum in Assen until January 2014, which is currently travelling the world.