Oftentimes I combine producing with research for documentaries. I’ll collaborate with directors to find out what stories they want to tell and will help them find characters, situations, story lines and settings to best represent the issues or ideas that are at the center of their films. Over the past few years I’ve contributed research to various documentary series and films, sometimes taking on an episode or two or a brief segment, while at other times I was responsible for a whole film. Below some selected work.
At All Costs (Onder Druk) - Directed by Juul Op Den Kamp (VPRO/3LAB, The Netherlands, 2019)
Documentary that follows the lives of two students as they navigate through a minefield full of high expectations and all-nighters and face questions about performance enhancing drugs and how ‘limitless’ they can make us.
My Hijab, My Business - Directed by Doesjka van Hoogdalem (NTR/MO, The Netherlands, 2015)
Two part documentary series about today's storytellers: fashion & beauty vloggers. More popular than popstars, more refined than top models and more influential than glossies; vloggers are the stars of the new generation. My Hijab, My Business focusses on the personal and professional life of three popular fashion & beauty vloggers; Amena Khan, Nura Afia and Ikram Aqantos. They're young, hijab wearing women who earn their money through their videos.
Hollands Welvaren II - Directed by Michiel van Erp (VPRO, The Netherlands, 2015)
How to live a rich life? In the first season of Hollands Welvaren documentarian Michiel van Erp made portraits of Dutch people who are trying to improve their own quality of life as well as that of others. The second season takes place in and around the workplace. In seven episodes he shows driven Dutch people in their work life. It's about chosen and forced twists and turns at work and following your passion.
Beestieboys II - By Nicolaas Veul & Tim den Besten (VPRO, The Netherlands, 2014)
A TV program that highlights the special bond between humans and animals. I was responsible for the segments about the ‘cat show’ and the ‘guinea pig village’.