Short films

This is a list of films, shorter than 15 minutes, that I have filmed in the Netherlands and abroad.

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I spy, I spy

(Broadcasted Dutch Television, Director/Camera/Edit: Jan Willem den Bok)

Tamar’s world is full of invisible friends. It’s hard to see them. But if you put fantasy into them, they come alive.

Splash

(Broadcasted Dutch Television, Director/Camera/Edit: Jan Willem den Bok)

All his friends passed their final swimming lessons years ago, but for Hugo water is still very dangerous.

My Big Brother

(Broadcasted Dutch Television, Director/Camera/Edit: Jan Willem den Bok)

Fernando and Dominique are two brothers, both trying to become World Champion Motocross.

My little sister

(Broadcasted Dutch Television, Director/Camera/Edit: Jan Willem den Bok)

Maria Teresa is twelve and the smartest in the class. Her nine-year-old sister Elisabetha is no smarter than a baby. Her mother says that if Elisabetha were not mentally retarded they would be very similar. Maria Teresa wishes that were true.

Leonie and Harry

(Broadcasted Dutch Television, Director/Camera/Edit: Jan Willem den Bok)

Leonie and Harry have been friends almost all their life. But Harry starts to forget about Leonie.

Love can change

(Broadcasted Dutch Television, Director/Camera/Edit: Jan Willem den Bok)

After a life of helping other people Theo and Karin bought a camper to explore the world. But their world would be smaller than they hoped for.

Fresh Air

(Broadcasted Dutch Television, Director/Camera/Edit: Jan Willem den Bok)

Erik suffers from a dangerous form of contact-allergy. Making this film together was a very special experience for both of us.

Erna

(Broadcasted Dutch Television, Director/Camera/Edit: Jan Willem den Bok)

She runs a small shop in a retirement home when she’s hit by a stroke. Two years later and still partially paralyzed she fights to get back in business.

A new life

(Broadcasted Dutch Television, Director/Camera/Edit: Jan Willem den Bok)

When Egbert heard that his son needed a new kidney, he didn’t hesitate for a moment.

The Puppeteer

(Broadcasted Dutch Television, Director/Camera/Edit: Jan Willem den Bok)

Jan Doedel accidentally became a puppeteer. Now, thirty years later, he still wonders if he made the right choice.

Maternity nurse Sjoeke

(Broadcasted Dutch Television, Director/Camera/Edit: Jan Willem den Bok)

Sjoeke chooses a new life every day.

A monastery in the attic

(Broadcasted Dutch Television, Director/Camera/Edit: Jan Willem den Bok)

When she was 18 years old, Diny did not choose the monastery. Now, 40 years later, she is a wife, mother and grandmother. But the longing for a life with God remains.

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