SWIPE selected for ‘Golden Calf competition’ at the Netherlands Film Festival 2019

The first short narrative film I’ve produced under the banner of my newly minted production company Before Films will premiere at the Netherlands Film Festival in the fall of 2019. SWIPE is selected for the Golden Calf competition, the country’s biggest film prize.


SWIPE selected for ‘De Ontmoeting’

Short online dating app horror SWIPE from director Niels Bourgonje and produced by me is selected for the 4th annual edition of Dutch initiative ‘De Ontmoeting’ (The Meeting). It links filmmakers & producers with broadcasters or production companies to help make their short films. Swipe stars Ebony Obsidian and Jefferson White and will be shot in NY in March 2019.


'Capturing Narratives with Steffie van Rhee' on Unpopular Culture

Platform for independent artists, Unpopular Culture, interviewed me about my work as a documentary filmmaker. The conversation covered things from the responsibility that comes with telling other people's stories to working with strong women and why I moved from journalism to film. Click here to read the full length article. 


A Life Before This wins Special Jury Mention at March on Washington Film Festival

More than 100 filmmakers submitted their work to the 5th annual March on Washington Film Festival that focused on the theme 'speaking truth to power'. After being shortlisted in the Student Documentary competition, A Life Before This was awarded with a Special Jury Mention. It included a $500 cash prize, $250 in production services and a public screening in Washington D.C. during the festival.


Interview in Noordhollands Dagblad

Dutch newspaper Noordhollands Dagblad interviewed me about my short film A Life Before This, its upcoming screening at the New York Short Film Festival and my work focussing on social justice issues. Click here to read the complete interview.