Primary role: film director
Secundairy roles: director of photography | colorist
Age : 25
Place: Eindhoven, the Netherlands
Started filmmaking in: 2010
Loves movies with: Paradoxes | timeloops | Thought provoking themes
Specialized genre: thriller
Secundairy genre: mystery | sci-fi | action | drama
Visual: cinematic | shallow dof | powerful use of color| anamorphic
I don’t just want to make movies, I NEED to make them. I have always been fascinated by movies, how they can make us forget everything, feel emotions and attachements for fictional characters and impact us for ever.
I want to make movies that engage the audience, not only showing spectacle but also exposing them to thought-provoking themes. I like smart movies, it forces the audience to actively think and therefore makes them part of the movie.
‘I want to create captivating cinematic experiences that hooks the audience, holds their attention and exceeds their expectations so they can forget about their daily struggles, be immersed and entertained.’
Hakim Amir, Film director
I love to continuously raise questions in the mind of my audience while I answer the previous ones at the same time.
I am always in control of the visuals, I create the cinematic look through the use of light, framing, cameraposition, set design and use of color.
Zack snyder is my visual rolemodel.
For me directing starts with the script(story and storytelling). The story concept has to be interesting for example by adding a sci-fi element to it that can consistently break audience expectations. It has to be told in a way that feels exciting by for example breaking story tropes or unwritten rules. Each page must turn, every minute must hold the attention and at the end of it, it must be a meaningful journey that hopefully teaches a lesson.
About my workstyle
I am a hands-on filmmaker that knows exactly what he want and how to achieve it efficiently.
The reason why I am a hands-on filmmaker is because I have been through all positions in the filmmaking process. This grants me the ability to precisely strategize the best road to my goal and of course prematurely solve problems before they happen.
I always try to guide my cast to their best performance by being like a cheerleader for them. I love a cast that really makes the characters their own, that’s why I encourage writers and actors to talk to each other about the characters. The way I always try to communicate with the cast is to explain what I believe is happening, so my actors can create the emotions from within. Another thing that I find extremely important is what kind of energy shift we are having in the scene.
I believe the director can make or break a team, a director should always try to facilitate and empathize with his team to get the best results. I have worked in various positions and am always connecting and learning about what all the different professionals go through so I can direct them properly.
|Motion picture||Type||Release date||Function||Important professionals/companies|
|The Gate(worktitle)||Feature||2022||Director and writer||Roland gotje(producer)|
|Unconditional(pre-production)(Facebook)||Feature||2022||Director and co-writer||Michelle Linders(producer), Roland Gotje(producer), Sonja Da Graca(writer) and Marijn Smulders(DOP)|
|Terreur(work title)(announced)||Pilot||2022||Co-director||Darius Musa(director) and Vincent Kreuze(producer)|
|Bobbi - L'homme de fer(Video)||Music video||2020||Director, editor and colorist||margeriet planting(artist), Charissa(producer) and Mickey(DOP), Kyele(1st AC) and Michelle(2nd AC), Roos(Art-director), Lydia(MUA) and Eleonora(PA)
Cast: Laura and Mishael
|Lost||short||2019||Director of photography and colorist||Sonja Da Graca(writer/producer), Darius musa(producer) and Angela Zandbergen(director)
camera and light departement: Wim de Jong(Gaffer), Tristan van doorn(Camera) and Dave Burger(Focus puller)
|Miasma||short||2019||Offline editor and assistant colorist||Heads up productions and anillusion(post-production)|
|Rood woud||Short||2019||Colorist||Dylan Geurts(director) and Jerom de Roos(producer)|
|Twilight garden(filming)(IMDb)||Short||2019||co-Director and colorist||Roland Gotje(Director/producer)|
|MSI®(Video)||Brand video||2019||Director and Colorist||Vaurelion.com(produced by)|
|Crista21(post/work title)||Short||2019||Director and writer||Tessa van der Gun(producer)|
|Caged(post)(IMDb/Official page)||Short||2019||Director, colorist and trailer-editor||Tessa van der Gun(writer/producer)|
|The making of dutch dragons(Video)||BTS short||2019||director, colorist and editor||Roland Gotje(produced by)|
|Pin code terror R18(IMDb/Video)||Short and Promo||2019||Co-director and colorist||Roland Gotje(Director/producer)|
|NVIFF awards and interviews||Amsterdam film festival||2019||Camera operator|
|Hemelrijken||Television movie||2020||Production assistant||Floor Onrust(producer) and Stanley Kolk(director)|
|The collector(IMDb/Design page)||Short||2019||Title designer||Roos Jeroense(producer) and Siar Sedig(director)|
|A short scene, an exercise||Short||2019||Colorist||Erik Ros(producer) and Frank Hartman(writer/director)|
|Geniesis(IMDb)||Short||2018||Colorist and Actor||Martijm scherff(writer/producer) and Bertin van Vliet(writer)|
|Vaurelion||Short and website video||2018||Director and colorist||Vaurelion.com(produced by) and Farshad Rasa(DOP)|
|De kruidenbuurt!||Spec ad||2018||Director and colorist|
|Stages||Short||2017||Director of photography||Darius Musa(director)|
|leukemie||explainer video||2016||Co-creator(writer/director/editor)||Onab al hassan(Co-creater/writer)|
|Stichting gezondheid||Online Cursus and dvd||2014||Editor and 1st Camera assistant||Jelle Klokman(dop)|
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