FRANK DE ROOY (March 28, 1982, Leiden) IS A FILMMAKER.
He portrays people in the arena of their society.
Human interest, close to the skin, mourning and realistic, are characteristics in De Rooy’s work.
Documentaries where individual freedom, politics and philosophical subjects largely set the tone.
DEVELOPMENT AND WORK
When De Rooy is 20, he goes on a world trip with his girlfriend.
For the most part, they slept in a little stationwagen. He made his first documentary about this trip,
and how it worked as a mirror for him. His passion for filmmaking was born.
In 2006 he decides to study documentary film at the Willem de Kooning art Academy in Rotterdam.
In 2011 De Rooy graduated for directing with the documentary ‘M’n Pa’ (42min). An intimate portrait,
in which his father, who suffers from lung cancer, is told that he has one year to live.
The documentary is nominated for the Student Award at IDFA 2011. From 2012 to 2015,
De Rooy studies Psychology at the University and he focuses mainly on the psychoanalysis of
Carl Gustav Jung. More the spiritual and philosophical side of psychology.
DE ROOY FILM PRODUCTIONS SINCE 2015
In addition to documentaries, De Rooy also produce aswel films, commercials and reports. Major customers are:
VIEW/TURE BV, Transavia Studios, Human Rights Watch, OUTtv, tv West, Leiden International Film Festival (LIFF), Docfeed.
The cinema film ‘Justus’, tells a story of a successful artist Justus Donker, who becomes addicted to heroin after a psychological trauma
and ends up living on the streets. The film follows Justus’ comeback. In 2016, the film premiered at the LIFF Film Festival (Leiden) and
won the award for Best Documentary at Docfeed film festival. Justus was also seen on TV.
De Rooy is currently working on a film portrait about Maurice de Hond.
Where the Deventer murder case and the corona crisis show “a huge amount of parallels”, De Hond believes.
Maurice de Hond: “Government institutions that continue to cover up their mistakes,
instead of admitting them and learning from them, and actually doing the right thing, in the public interest.”
He is also working on a film about autistic boy Toby (29). Toby suffers from voices, “the monky mind” he calls it himself.
Mindfulness sometimes seems to help. Toby wants a girlfriend, but especially to become Dutch snooker champion.
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