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 thing more beautiful
than creating television shows: creating movies.
In 2016 he finishes his first film, the documentary Closer to Maarten.
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.
In 2019 Raymond directed his first fiction film,
Brugklas - De tijd van m'n leven. This film, for a young audience,
He just finished his second documentary, Destination 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, he will direct his second fiction film Leeuwin,
a coming-of-age film after his own idea. The story about a young girl struggling to adapt to her new situation, will be released in cinemas nationwide at the end of 2022.