I was born in The Netherlands (1979) in a hippie neighborhood where life was a circus. After graduating High School I worked at a TV-recycle factory where people lost body parts, in garbage and the sanitary sewer system, and at a coffee factory where I developed my taste for coffee. In 2007 I received a bachelor degree in Film Study at Utrecht University. The same year I enrolled in M.F.A. film directing program NYU Tisch School of the Arts. In 2010 I started a fulltime job at Wieden+Kennedy Amsterdam as editor and filmmaker. Directed and edited TVC’s including award winning digital content. In November 2012 I finished my thesis film Junkie XL and obtained my M.F.A in directing at NYU Tisch. My shorts Godverdomme!, DJ Tiesto and Junkie XL played at several festivals including Palm Springs, CFC, Brussels Int., Madness Toronto, Singapore and Hamburg IKKF.