Titus Nachbauer director
(*1978, Hannover, Germany) Titus was born in Germany, but as a son of a manager he grew up in the Netherlands and moved between the two countries several times. After finishing school in the Netherlands he took courses in physics and graduated in Information Technology (BSc). He went on to work as a grant consultant and realised he really wanted to make films. He was accepted at the Netherlands Film and Television Academy as a documentary director and never looked back. Since then he has assisted well-known Dutch documentary directors Heddy Honigmann, John Appel and Gert de Graaff to learn more about directing.
He directed and produced several short films and corporate films, since 2001. His second year documentary 'GIJS' was shortlisted at the InDeMaak festival (now: Breaking Ground). After taking a break from film school he directed his third year project 'The Saint Nicholas Conspiracy' and supervised the editing of 'The Making of Tirza'.
His subject matter varies from the raw observation of a Dutch funeral rite to thinking about the impact of consumer culture. He wants to show people that there are magical aspects of reality that are easily overlooked and forgotten. We don't need supernatural explanations for anything, reality is interesting enough.
Bart le Belle
Bart Le Belle producer
(*1986, Hoorn) Bart was very young when he realised that he wanted to become a filmmaker. Even before he was accepted into the Film Academy, he produced two documentaries. At the Film Academy he developed further as a producer. He produced several short films, including ‘The Saint Nicholas Conspiracy’, which was also his first cooperation with director Titus Nachbauer. Outside of the Academy Bart has been developing himself as an AD and worked on several feature films and a TV-series in this department. Recently he was the 1st AD for the NTR Short! ‘Tits’ by director Eddy Terstall.
Lucas Camps production leader
Saskia Kievits editor
(*1984, Amsterdam) Saskia graduated from The Netherlands Film and Television Academy as a film editor (2005-2009) after completing the Film &Television Productions course at KvB College in Sydney Australia. (2004-2005) Since 2006 she has been working as an freelance editor working many different projects. She has worked together with Menno Otten on his prize winning documentary 'Nachtwake' (2008) and 'In een Vergeten Moment (2009). She also edited the prize winning graduation film 'Blijf bij me, weg' (2009) directed by Paloma Aguilera Valdebenito, she was also involved in VPRO's television series Beagle, on the future of species (2009-2010) and she recently completed a short film 'Random Strangers' with Alexis Dos Santos.
Guus van Beelen
Guus van Beelen composer
(*1984, Oegstgeest) Guus van Beelen graduated in 2009 with a Bachelor Jazz Bass guitar at the conservatory of Amsterdam, after which he started a Master’s studies Composing for Film at the same conservatory. Besides this Guus was the coordinator of film projectionists at cinema Studio/K and in the present works as a freelancing composer, music producer and music teacher.
Tom Trago electronic music
(*1983, Amsterdam) Tom has been operating at the forefront of electronic music for the past ten years. He started out as a DJ in Amsterdam and was soon playing abroad. Tom Trago has held down residencies in Amsterdam (Jimmy Woo/Melkweg/Paradiso) and as part of Parra Soundsystem in Bern (Club Bonsoir/Wasserwerk) and Paris (Le Paris Paris/Regine). Trago has been invited to play in cities like Berlin, London, Los Angeles and Sydney and promises to continue. In 2005 he founded a music platform to stimulate talent and promote new productions. Collaborations such as Alfabet and Yuro Trago grew from there and now Trago produces several artists locally as well as internationally. Since 2006, he has been releasing singles and EP's. Finally in May 2011 he released his first solo album Iris. It features collaborations with great artists such as Tyree Cooper, Oliver Daysoul, Ommas Keith and Romanthony.