Tim (born 1989) is a writer, director from the Netherlands. He studied at the Academy for Popculture in Leeuwarden, with a heavy focus on concept development and film.
The first film projects he worked on were music videos, starting in 2013. A curiosity for the technical side (animation, editing, coloring), combined with a love for storytelling, eventually lead Tim to the land of short film.
His graduation film 'What happens when you jump?' (2015) was the first experiment—a film about a depressed CEO trying to find a replacement for the city's recently deceased superhero.
In 2016, with friends from the Academy, they entered the 48 Hour Film Project, a worldwide film competition, as production team 'Kokosnoten'. They created 'Ritus'—a story about a desparate son trying to revive his mother through ritual—for which Tim was a writer and editor. This short film won the competition and was screened at Filmfestival de Cannes. The success continued with Kokosnoten's second film 'Bodem'—about a father afraid of his sadistic son—with Tim as writer and director, which also won the competition. Two more Kokosnoten films followed: 'Lappen' and 'Juk', for which he wrote.
At the end of 2017, Tim teamed up with producer Ferdi Çelik and actress Karlijn Koel, with whom he started MARMERMIJN Films. To explore style and expand their network, they made two more short films as part of the 48HFP. Their first, 'Inbreuk' (Stolen)—about a couple with a dangerous plan to revive their lovelife—won the competition. The second, 'Verkocht!' (Sold!), placed fourth. Both films are currently on a filmfestival run, playing in festivals like Linea d'Ombra in Italy, and Comedy Cluj in Romania.
Tim’s films are an exploration of the mundane, a look into the lives of ordinary people who tackle problems in a not so ordinary way. 2019 will see him and MARMERMIJN Films venturing out into longer format, keep in touch through www.marmermijn.com.