Jan Hendrik Verstraten
“My passion for independent film started in New York when I studied at the New School. I loved the 16 mm art of filmmaking, and was lucky enough to sell my first short to the PBS channel in New York, Channel Thirteen.
For the last few years I’ve focused on screenwriting in different genres here in London, where I set up Flying Dutchman Films. I’ve won numerous awards, but was unlucky when a big film deal fell through at the very last minute.
Right now, I’m putting together a team to produce several shorts, interviews and hopefully a feature after that. I’m very clear about the kind of stories I want to tell and how they look visually. My interest is especially in what it means to be human.
With the quality of technology readily available to us now, I believe that the next decade is going to be a new golden age for independent filmmakers and for films with an individual voice and vision.”