What's your story?


about


Freelance filmmaker, mini documentary storytelling

I help people to tell their story, to show their strength by revealing unspoken motives. Motives define who we are as humans, and can make a compelling story. That serves as a mirror in which a target audience may recognize something of their own unspoken motives and struggles. When that recognition happens, a connection is made: the purpose of storytelling. I have been working as storyteller for over 10 years, shooting documentaries, news stories as well as narrative commercials, all over the world. 

 

What about my own story? I am the son of a traditional father born in Indonesia during colonial times. In any conflict I was involved, he told me: ‘the oldest has always right’. I was the youngest of five. It gave me an urge for fairness, and this may have a positive effect on my empathic abilities.

 

What about your story? Are you ready to connect with your target audience? Let me help you!

Work


Method


I am eager to connect to people and to understand them. In the final edit I take care of a proper context in which expressions are embedded genuinely. This context is not depending on the interview alone; it’s a blend of many ingredients. A gaze could say more than a thousand catchy sentences. Film is therefore an wonderful medium to convey stories.


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Concept

Tell me your idea, and I can polish it. Even if you have no idea at all, I can help you to make a concept from scratch. Tools we can use are a briefing, a pre-interview, a script, a storyboard or a mood board to give your idea’s hands and feet. But sometimes improvisation on the spot is just all what is needed.

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Film production

I endlessly survey the innovations in the field to improve productions. But film is more: a magical mix of framing, movement, lighting, detail. My backgrounds as journalist and linguist have provided me with techniques to help people transform their essence in words, powerfully and poetically.

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Debrief

As a perfectionist I know a film is never finished. I am particularly interested in a debrief: only together we can make things better. All finished productions are backed up in two-fold ánd in a non-destructive way: titles, logo’s, music you name it can be replaced or removed whenever needed, for eternity.

 

Clients


AFAS-Software Ahoy Amsterdamwest Bettinehoeve BMC BNR CCBN CMS FD FNV FrieslandCampina GeertGrooteHuis GGD HilversumMuseum HvA KNTB LTO MIF MVWS NS ProvincieNH Rabobank Rijksmuseum  SVB template Tinker Twitter UvA VU WorldSoilMuseum Youbedo

Contact


André Kloer   •   James Cookstraat 4-HS   •   1056RZ Amsterdam   •   +31641512846   •   andre@march21.nl