Your teachers are highly experienced, prize winning documentary filmmakers from the Netherlands and the UK.

Ton van der Lee

Ton has directed and produced more than 20 feature documentaries and series in Europe, Africa and the US. He has also written and produced TV drama and feature films. His films have been broadcast in many countries and have been shown at a number of international festivals. His feature documentary ‘Rock ‘n Roll Junkie’ about rockstar Herman Brood was voted best postwar biopic by Dutch viewers. He has also published 15 books.

Ton’s website

Ton’s wikipedia page

Katinka de Maar

Katinka de Maar has directed a number of feature documentaries for Dutch television. She has won several prizes with her work. Katinka’s series ‘100 Dagen Voor de Klas’ has been broadcast in 2020 and received a nomination for the prestigious Nipkow prize. In the following years she made two other successful follow ups. ‘100 Dagen in je Hoofd’ about people in a psychiatric institution and a third series about a forgotten neighborhood, where natives and immigrants suffer under Dutch political policy. She is currently working on a series on youth care.


Ian Davidson

Ian has worked in the TV business in the UK for over 25 years. Having worked as a video editor, sound recordist, cameraman, sound post-production engineer among other technical roles in film and television. He has worked for all the major UK networks. With a business partner he co-founded Conscious Life, a subscription based online platform offering courses, live streamed events and documentaries. In the last few years he has been travelling to different countries to record events as a one man technical crew.