2015... THANK YOU! // For me, 2015 has been pretty amazing. It's really hard to describe a feeling (showing it with a film is easier maybe..), but it's definitely been the best year of my life. I've met so many amazing people, got to see beautiful things and places, visited quite a few countries and even got to present my own work at a national film festival. And maybe most importantly, I had an really fun

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One Day in Prague // Right. It's been a while since I wrote a blog post, mainly because a lot has happened. I moved homes, moved offices and meanwhile have been working 70-80 hours a week for 3 months straight. I also broke an arm while riding my bike, which resulted in a bit of mandatory down time and not being able to pick up a camera for a weeks or two. Not ideal. The benefit however

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The #TomTomBandit project // In the beginning of my filmmaking career, many of the clients I worked with were relatively small, mostly sports teams and local businesses. Now, I still have those clients and I still love to work with them very much, but generally there's been somewhat of a shift towards bigger clients and bigger projects. One of those was a big international project with GPS tech giant TomTom a few months ago. In

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Specialized Women video campaign // In some of my last blog posts I wrote about the kind of films I wanted to make, and about my true passion, what I really want to do. The first chapter in this new story was the motorcycle project, a film I made because I was missing something in my films up until that moment. A certain depth, something to identify with, a personality, a story. It's strange to see

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Thank You, Bicycle - A Personal Project // A few months ago I was asked to do a keynote presentation about filmmaking and storytelling at the Dutch Mountain Film Festival, an annual outdoor sports festival in the Netherlands. The festival took place last weekend and had a mountain bike theme day for the first time this year, which is right up my alley of course. It was a great experience to tell about my work and

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What Do I Really Want To Do? // One question. It seems easy enough, but a for quite a long time, I didn't have a clue. Around three years ago I just gave up on wanting to become a professional mountain biker and didn't really have a passion that I believed could make a living. I liked my study (Communication Sciences at Utrecht University) but didn't see doing reseach as something I would be happy

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The Motorcycle Project // About a month ago I released my film Roy Holtman - Motorcycle Builder. It was the first film of its kind that I've done, but certainly not the last. Let me elaborate. I've been making short videos for a few years now, and although I feel that I'm growing as both a filmmaker and entrepreneur, for the last five to six months I felt like I needed a new challenge. I

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A New Year, a New Challenge // Now, I'm certainly not the type of person to wait till the first of January to start something new or start changing things, but in this case it was pretty much a necessity. Why? Because it's all about one year. 365 days. I've decided to do the 365 day film challenge. Basically, I'll force myself to film one second every day. Now, this is not a new thing -

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First Photo Publication in Print // Even though I see myself as a filmmaker and thus sell myself as one too, I do some photography from time to time as well. I don't call myself a photographer since I just don't spend enough time shooting stills - and actually, I prefer film anyway. However, I do still enjoy photography very much and it seems this has paid off with my first photo publication in print

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