He majored in Industrial Design at the University of Delft and subsequently trained himself as a documentary filmmaker. His films often focus on children or young people with whom he develops a close working relationship. Kauwboy premiered in the Generations section of the 2012 Berlinale, where it won the Best First Feature Award. 


Kauwboy (2012), Surprising Europe (doc.) (2011), Drawn Out Love (doc.) (2007), Zooey (doc.) (2004), Delusion (doc.) (2002), Tommie (doc.) (2000), Young Eyes (doc.) (2000), Pierlala (doc.) (1998), Letters from Belfast (doc.) (1996).