In Uncovering Creatives we cover the stories of creative frontrunners. Jennifer (AKA The Naked MC) Muntslag talks for an hour with our guests about making, entrepreneurship, (creative) identity, and social themes. This evening we welcome Aaron van Valen and documentary maker Sanne Rovers.
Why do they make what they are making? How do they do it? What drives them in their work and where can we find it? Those are the questions we deal with in Uncovering Creatives. Join us for the conversation!
The documentary Crazy Days (NL) is available to watch online from 8 – 12th of December. Watch it on this page!
This program will be streamed online, join the conversation via zoom. The button will appear on this page.
Aaron van Valen is a director and actor, known for Niflheim (2016), Mocro Maffia: Komt Goed (2021) and Yellow Claw & Lny Tnz: Last Night Ever (2013). He did a major in American Studies with an extracurricular interest in Japanese Language and Culture. After several years as a photographer for various agencies and magazines, he found directing to be a lot more fun and ended up joining CZAR Amsterdam. His photography background allows him to add his own visual signature to each film. As a true lover of cinema, he adds to his unique visual style a keen use of sound design, editing, and astute art direction to underline the core of his projects.
Whether the film relies on dramatic storytelling, quirky comedy, luring visual explosion, or all of these combined – all of Aaron’s work is approached with meticulous attention to detail. Recently, he completed the highly anticipated season 3 of Mocro Maffia.
Sanne Rovers is a documentary maker and a member of Docmakers. Her films are light hearted, playful and carry a nostalgia for freedom. Her films were selected for a range of international festivals and ao nominated for the Prix de Jeunesse (Wild Lilly and The World of Kim and Bob) and the Prix Europa. Her latest work Crazy Days is a documentary about the protagonists of Dutch National Opera. About their resilience, ingenuity and the importance of creating something beautiful even in crazy times. Wearing mouth caps while singing, keeping one and a half meters away and the constant threat that all performances of Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro will be cancelled. How do you rehearse for an international opera under these conditions?
New creatives in town?
In Uncovering Creatives we always invite a new creative in town to tell us about their new projects. This week Josephine Zwaan, co-founder of Rosetta Beats joins the conversation to plug their new platform! Rosetta Beats is a platform for female and gender non-conforming music producers in the Netherlands; from novice to professional, from beat developers to mixing engineers. You can find them in home studios, high-end studios and on stage, but still far too little on your retina, Rosetta brings change in this.