Daan Gielis



Since 2011 Daan Gielis works as a script writer. After a few short films such as Gamechanger (2016, dir: Christian van Duuren, World Premiere: SXSW), her first feature film La Holandesa (2017, dir: Marleen Jonkman, produced by Smarthouse Films) had its World Premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival and the European premiere at IFFR. Her second feature, with the same team, The Green-eyed Monster, is in pre-production and will be shot in 2022 in Greece. In August 2021, the four-part miniseries Storm Lara that was created and written by Daan (dir: Kadir Ferati Balci, produced by A Private View), was released on streaming platform Streamz. In the Summer of 2022, Daan will join the writers room of Thule an international series by Big Blue Productions. Feature film projects IRIS (dir: Christian van Duuren, produced by BIND), The Kidney (dir: Kadir Ferati Balci, produced by A Private View and Troef (with co-writer Rifka Lodeizen) are still in the development phase. After studying Film, Daan architected an all-round career in the (inter)national film industry for almost 20 years, working a.o. for the International Film Festival Rotterdam (CineMart), producer Topkapi Films, distributor A-Film and sales agent Fortissimo Films. From 2005 to 2012 Daan was Head of Talent & Communications of Binger Filmlab. Next to her writing Daan joined forces with Esther van Driesum in the PrepTalk initiative: tailor made workshops on project development and pitching. Since 2014 she is manager of The Eye Art & Film Prize for Eye Filmmuseum. She is part of the selection committee of the Hubert Bals Fund and is a guest teacher at the Amsterdam Film academy.

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