Palestine Solidarity Protest London 2021
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Human Nature

Feature Fiction – 2022

Sophie (30) decides to hike 500 kilometers through the Arctic region of Norway. She wants to get away from the pressure of everyday life. Her family doesn’t seem to understand her desire to go be by herself.

Director: Bart Schrijver
Producer: Tuesday Studio

The Little Pianist

Narrative – 2020

1944 | Boy – a 9 year old boy with autism hears an exciting musical rhythm in the spectacular explosions of German missiles near the Dutch seaside. His father however, is filled with fear of his son’s life and incapable of understanding his sons musical ambitions.

Director: Raimond van Soest
Producer: Barbara Teulings


Narrative – 2020

A dark surrealistic tale on the grief of a mother during WWII.

Director: Matthias Hoekman
Producer: Hoekman Brothers



Living under the shadow of her father and coach, a BMX rider strives for recognition at the world championship but she first needs to overcome a dark incident from her past.

Director: Raphael Biss
Producer: Said Englund

The Wanderer


London is a city of sleepwalkers, drifters. However, running against the tide is the Wanderer. A modern city spirit, constantly on the run in hope of real human connection.

Director: Lian Meng Rose
Producer: Leah Jones, Lara Kristjansdottir, Tian Boyce

No Man Is An Island

Narrative – 2019

When George finds out that there will be a major D-day commemoration in Normandy, all he wants is to escape the nursing home he lives in to pay homage to his fallen brothers.

Director: Emily May Smith
Producer: Jamie MacDonald

The Quiet Event

Video Installation – 2017

Three different storylines featuring three family members during a single event. When a heavy storm is coming the Mother, Father and Son are confronted with their own inner worlds.

Director: Wietske de Klerk
Production: Netherlands Film Academy (AHK)


Narrative – 2016

This film is set in the near future and tells the story of the clone of the 26 year old tyran Jimmy. Jimmy’s clone is tired to clean up the mess for Jimmy and to be treated as a slave. The question is, are clones actually safe?

Director: Eddie Bimmel


The Daydreamers

Documentary – 2020

What if you’re addicted to your own fantasy? The Daydreamers explores Maladaptive Daydreaming, a condition discovered by professor Eli Somer. Protagonists Agatha and Jessica meet Somer on-camera, providing a moving testimony of their experience living life cut off from reality.

Director: Thomas Renckens
Producer: Said Englund


Something Borrowed

Animation Short – 2020

Pen to paper, a sweet old woman (Jane Horrocks) can’t find the right words. But when she lends her pen to a hopeless young chap, it’s more than just words that elude her.

Director: Micky Wozny
Producer: Andrew St. Maur

Minding the Clouds (2019)
Director: Michele Vicenti
Viva la Vulva (2016)
Director: Liz van den Berg
Roald Dahl (2020)
Director: Angelo Cerisara

About Twan

Cinematographer based in London & Amsterdam.

Twan is a London based cinematographer and NFTS graduate from the Netherlands. His work is focussed on narrative fiction, documentaries and art films inspiring social change. 

Apart from film Twan expresses himself through piano playing, analogue portrait photography, lighting design, human rights & climate activism and he helps to run a meditation community in central London with the purpose of creating a safe space for Londoners to truly rest and take care of them selves. Through his films, he enjoys lensing stories that let us emphasise with the human condition in all it’s endless forms and stories, and he hopes to aid in creating a more compassionate society.

Twan’s work has been screened at Oscar and BAFTA qualifying festivals world-wide. The Documentary ‘The Daydreamers’ from director Thomas Renckens was nominated for a Student Grierson Awards in 2021, and won best film at the Boston Documentary Film Festival, Ghent Viewpoint Documentary Festival and Rhode Island Film Festival, amongst others. He is currently working on a continuation of the same film into a feature length documentary that is being supported by The Netherlands Film Fund.

In 2021 he shot is first narrative feature film ‘Human Nature’ in Norway, which was released in 2022 and is now being submitted to festivals.

His animation film ‘Something Borrowed’ (2020) which he lensed digitally was shortlisted for a Student BAFTA in 2021. The film also won best animation film at over 10 festivals, including RIFF 2020, LAFF 2021, The Irish and Paris Animation Awards.

During his time at the NFTS Twan shot several short narrative films on both digital and analog format, including RIDER, No Man Is An Island and The Wanderer.

Industry Focus:  Narrative, Documentary, Music Videos

Portrait by Pep Bosch Calvo ©

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