WHO I AM
My movie making career started when I was 13 and saw the first of The Lord of the Rings movies. I was completely sold. To be able to create an entire world, for viewers to emerge in for the time of a few hours, was the greatest good for me! I am Wisse Stolk, born in 1987 in Amersfoort and currently living and working as a freelancer based in Utrecht, The Netherlands. I still see the original appeal The Lord of the Rings had on me, however my film knowledge has immensely broadened since then.
HOW I AM EDUCATED
In 2004 I created my first film Little Soldier about the comparison of child soldiers and kids playing war. In 2006 I started studying Audiovisual Media at the Utrecht School of Arts. During my years there I have tried to gain as much insight in every aspect of movie making as I could, to graduate as a fiction director in 2012.
WHAT I LIKE IN FILM
I love stories filled with a certain optimism. I want a story to show the entire painful truth, but also to show the tiny hint of hope a character has for a better tomorrow. Living in a world that seems so incredibly dark, gritty and full of war, shows me the many positive characteristics of human beings. Humans seem to have a certain resilience against hopelessness.
I have a lot of experience in many different audiovisual fields. At the moment I am primarily focused on directing and editing/ camerawork on the side. I fit well in many different teams and am quick on the uptake. I have experience on small student set as well as big television productions. Don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any more questions.
Film (short) by HKU Director
Israel in Egypt
Music by Cantiamo Amersfoort Director
Television by Kennis Director
Theater by Bos Bross Assistant Art Department
Utrecht School of the Arts