An award winning Dutch director and photographer, Rene is known for his casting, subtle storytelling and dry humour.
Rene learned life’s’ most important lessons while helping at his father’s pet shop as a kid. For example, that humour is very much like kitty litter: its best to keep it dry, very dry… His ability to talk and bond with animals laid the groundwork in his development into a true actors director. Rene loves to uncover the absurdity of contemporary situations that are recognizable for everybody. And while he never liked dog shows, they did give him a taste for winning prizes. In short Rene always shoots towards the stars like his heroes Dennis Bergkamp, space dog Laika and her wonderfully human counterpart Yuri Gagarin.