Raymond Grimbergen / director & writer
Raymond discovers the magical world of capturing motion pictures
by studying television journalism and years of experience
in the field after that.
He shoots, directs and edits many famous Dutch television shows, before he realises there's one more thing more beautiful
than creating television shows: creating movies.
In 2016 he finishes his first film, the documentary Closer to Maarten. The story about a young man's search for his missing brother,
in the mountains of Northern India, is selected for eleven film festivals worldwide and wins a Golden Stone Award at the Scenecs International Film Festival.
Last year Raymond directed his first fiction film, Brugklas - De tijd van m'n leven. This film, for a young audience, is about a group of kids in their first years at high school. It was a big success and it won a Gold Film Award for more than 100K visitors.
At the moment he is in post production for his second documentary, Destination Sobibor, about a young man's road trip to the remote former nazi camp Sobibor, in eastern Poland. On his way to the place where almost his entire family was murdered, he is trying to find an answer to all the questions he has about the faith of his lost family members.
Later this year, his second fiction film Classroom 152 will be released for festival screenings. More about this horror flick here.
2016 / Closer to Maarten
2019 / Brugklas: De tijd van m'n leven
2020 / Destination Sobibor
2020 / Classroom 152