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    Wilbert van Veldhuizen
I'm Wilbrand (a.k.a. Wilbert van Veldhuizen). I'm an Amsterdam-based Animator / Director. I make films that explore profound themes through short stories, told with serene images and grand set pieces. In my work, I seek to create a unique visual language that conveys cinematic stories and subtle vibes alike. I share a studio called The Cabin with Mirjam Debets and Iris Frankhuizen, and I'm part of the WERF collective. I graduated from the HKU University of the Arts in 2016, and have animated and directed multiple short film projects since. Fundament, finished in March 2019, is my most recent project. m: [email protected] t: +31 6 38139521
''A young woman drives an old car along a coastal road towards a village. There is a man in the passenger seat, contemplating. Planning to shape the future of the village, as well as his own.''


A film by:

Wilbrand (Wilbert van Veldhuizen)
Music by Floris Kruger
Sounddesign by Filip Degernäs

Made for fun, without funding.


Nominations & Awards

Nominated for Best Film
Shortcutz Annual Awards, 2019, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Winner of June
Shortcutz Weekly, 2019, Amsterdam, Netherlands


Netherlands Film Festival
Mamaris International Short Film Festival
Shortcutz Amsterdam
Under_the_Radar_2019 Vienna
Animation Short Film Night
Music Shorts Film Festival



‘Where is this going? I am much intrigued. Was the Church the foundation of this community? Has it been sunk into the ocean? into Hell? I watched this several times and feel challenged.'

Jan Harlan, Producer
(The Shining, Full Metal Jacket, Eyes Wide Shut)
Jury-member Shortcutz Amsterdam

‘A weird, imaginative little folk tale, with unique animation and a terrifically atmospheric score'

Hany Abu-Assad, Director
(Paradise Now, Omar, The Mountain Between Us)
Jury-member Shortcutz Amsterdam
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