The Lock ("Verlaat") is a poetic short on the adventures of a young skipper during the German occupation of Holland, seen through the eyes of his grandson. Steering clear of traditional documentary form, the film uses associative images, soundscape and music to examine the passing on of fears between generations.
Jan Jaap Kuiper (1976) has been producing documentaries with his own production company ThankEve productions since 2000. He graduated from the Dutch Film and Television Academy in 2008 as a documentary director with the award winning film "Pyotr - letters from the Gulag". Next to directing, shooting and editing documentaries and experimental films, Jan Jaap is co-owner of post production company Amator. He also has a masters degree in contemporary Eastern European history.
The Lock / Verlaat (ThankEve Productions 2012)
Sinners' Disease (ThankEve Productions & IKON 2011)
Small Nations, Big Games (3 short documentaries, ThankEve Productions / Submarine / VPRO 2010)
Pyotr - Letters from the Gulag (NFTA 2008)
Gone Bald (NFTA 2007)
Inside Outside (ThankEve Productions 2004)
Neformat (ThankEve Productions 2002)
Like Tarkovsky (ThankEve Productions 2000)