ABOUT

I'm Louise, an independent documentary filmmaker, born and raised in Belgium. 

In 2014, I graduated at RITCS school of Arts with MamaMin, a personal documentary about my mother. 

Right after graduating film school I flew to Congo, to work on Renzo Martens’ documentary White Cube. Next, I started working on documentary and

music projects in Belgium until I moved to Austin Texas, late 2019.  

Here, I made The Conversation in which I focused on the Black Lives Matter protests that erupted in Austin. Together with Griet Goelen, I recently completed Buck Fever,

a short youth documentary about a young cheerleader going on her first hunt.

 

Currently I'm working on Eastside Perseverance, a documentary on

the disappearance of one of the last standing black neighborhoods in Austin Texas.

BRIEF OUTLINE OF PROJECTS

* director short documentary ‘The Conversation’ (VRT, 2020) TEXAS, USA

* co-director/writer short documentary ‘Buck Fever’ (Lionheart Productions, 2020)  TEXAS, USA

* director/editor short documentary on music group KOJO (Met-X, 2019) BELGIUM

* camera work/editor live sessions performed by upcoming artists (Sabam for Culture, 2017-2019) BELGIUM

* camera work/editor live music performances (Met-X, 2017-2019) BELGIUM

* director/camera work/editor short documentary “Encounters” (KVLV, 2016) BELGIUM 

* director’s assistant/camera work documentary “White Cube” by Renzo Martens (PVH film, 2014-2016) BELGIUM, CONGO, THE NETHERLANDS

 

EDUCATION

MASTER IN THE AUDIOVISUAL ARTS - DOCUMENTARY (2014) RITCS, School of Arts, BELGIUM

Graduation Project: ‘MamaMin’. A portrait of a woman’s life and her sudden, unsolved death

 

MASTER IN RADIO & TV JOURNALISM (2011) Erasmus University of Brussels, BELGIUM/AUSTRALIA

Graduation Project: ‘Brackish Water’. A look into Aboriginal People living on Milingimbi Island, torn between modern and traditional life

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