ABOUT

The Dutch Start

I graduated from the Dutch Film School in 1972. After lots of assistant jobs, shorts and TV work, I edited my first feature film Andy, Blood & Blonde Hair in 1979. More than ten features followed culminating in the Dutch equivalent of the Oscar; the Golden Calf for Editing in 1985.

California Dreaming

I moved to Marin County California in 1985 and landed a job as the supervising editor of Seabert, a Saturday Morning Cartoon for French television, later acquired and televised by HBO. After the completion of 52 episodes I was hired by Colossal Pictures in San Francisco where I set up the editorial department and collaborated on numerous commercials for Levi's, Budweiser, Disney, etc. and music video's for The Grateful Death and Thomas Dolby. My prowess in visual effects was noticed by ILM and they hired me to become the visual effects editor on The Hunt for Red October (1990) and later Die Hard 2 (1990). As one of the early fans of non-linear editing I became an expert in the use of the Editdroid, George Lucas' invention to pull editing out of the dark ages of mechanical filmmaking. When Lucas started his production of The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles (1992), he asked me to set up the post production for this prestigious TV series that served as a prequel to the popular Indiana Jones movies starring Harrison Ford. George Lucas also decided to let me edit the pilot for the series: Young Indiana Jones and the Curse of the Jackal (1992). The pilot was awarded an Emmy for best editing in 1992.

The Hollywood Connection

After Young Indy I became editor and post production supervisor of 500 Nations (1995) an 8-hour documentary miniseries for CBS about Native Americans, hosted and produced by Kevin Costner. Being fluent in German and my knowledge of visual affects brought me In the Fold (1996) (TV) a pilot for a TV series produced by Paramount and shot at the famous Babelsberg Studios in Berlin, Germany. In 1996 I edited Colors Straight Up (1997) which was nominated for best feature length documentary at the Oscars in the next year. The feature film Lunker Lake (1997) won at the Santa Clarita Family Film Festival and my teaming up with actor/director Jeroen Krabbé on the feature Left Luggage (1998) starring Isabella Roselini brought four prestigious awards at the Berlin Film festival in 1998. The National Council on Crime and Delinquency awarded me the 1998 Pass Award for my work on the short No Salida (1998). I then edited amongst others the documentary In Search of Peace (2000) about the peace process in Israel for the Simon Wiesenthal Center in Los Angeles. The Hollywood Sign (2001) with Burt Reynolds, Rod Steiger and Tom Berenger was a high profile Hollywood caper produced by a European crew that included me as the editor. Leslie Nielsen’s comedy Santa Who? (2000) (TV) and Balloon Farm (1999) for Disney were two projects that connected me with director William Dear with whom I also collaborated on School of Life (2005) with Ryan Reynolds and the romantic comedy The Politics of Love (2011) amongst others. I’m also known as a powerful storyteller with documentaries: Darfur Now (2007), nominated for an ACE Eddie Award in 2008 about the genocide in the Dafur region of Sudan, Bluetopia (2009) about the Los Angeles Dodgers, State of Security (2010) a thriller documentary about national security and Forgiveness and Justice (2011) about conflict resolution in Rwanda, Israel/Palestine and Northern Ireland.

Professional Profile

I’m a member of ACE and have served in the Board of Directors of this organization since 2005 till present and was the Editor in Chief of CinemaEditor, the official magazine of ACE from 2001 till 2010. I’m also a member of the Motion Picture Editors Guild and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. I’m hands-on in film, Avid and reluctantly Final Cut Pro and I speak English, Dutch, German and French fluently.

EDITOR CREDITS

1.

Where Did You Sleep Last Night (2011)

2.

A New York Heartbeat (2011)

3.

Politics of Love (2011)

4.

S.O.S/State of Security (2010)

5.

Forgiveness and Justice (2009)

6.

Bluetopia: The LA Dodgers Movie (2009)

7.

From Grace (2009)

8.

Free Style (2008)

9.

The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Love's Sweet Song (2007) (V)

10.

The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Journey of Radiance (2007) (V)

11.

The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: The Perils of Cupid (2007) (V)

12.

The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Passion for Life (2007) (V)

13.

The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: My First Adventure (2007) (V)

14.

Darfur Now (2007)

15.

Brothers Three: An American Gothic (2007)

16.

Borrowing Time (2006)

17.

Road House 2: Last Call (2006) (V)

18.

The Legend of Tillamook's Gold (2006)
... aka "The Tillamook Treasure" - USA (original title)

19.

The Bituminous Coal Queens of Pennsylvania (2005)

20.

Debussy Has Left the Building (2005)

21.

School of Life (2005) (TV)

22.

Purple Heart (2005)

23.

Expired (2002)

24.

Cinema/Vérité (2001)

25.

The Hollywood Sign (2001)

26.

In Search of Peace (2001)

27.

De vriendschap (2001)

28.

Santa Who? (2000) (TV)
... aka "Leslie Nielsen's Santa Claus" - Japan (English title)

29.

Slice & Dice (2000)

30.

One Last Flight (1999)
... aka "Fly Boy" - Germany (original title)

31.

Balloon Farm (1999) (TV)

32.

The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: The Trenches of Hell (1999) (V)

33.

The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Spring Break Adventure (1999) (V)

34.

The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: The Phantom Train of Doom (1999) (V)

35.

The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Masks of Evil (1999) (V)

36.

The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Adventures in the Secret Service (1999) (V)

37.

Left Luggage (1998)

38.

No Salida (1998)

39.

Colors Straight Up (1997)

40.

Lunker Lake (1997)

41.

In the Fold (1996) (TV)
... aka "Star Command" - USA (original title)

42.

"500 Nations" (1995) TV mini-series (unknown episodes)

43.

"The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles" (10 episodes, 1992-1993)
- Transylvania, January 1918 (1993) TV episode
- Vienna, November 1908 (1993) TV episode
- Ireland, April 1916 (1993) TV episode
- Peking, March 1910 (1993) TV episode
- Young Indiana Jones and the Phantom Train of Doom (1993) TV episode
      (5 more)

44.

Betty Boop's Hollywood Mystery (1989)

45.

Een maand later (1987)

46.

The Dream (1985)
... aka "De Dream" - Netherlands (original title)

47.

Private Resistance (1985)
... aka "De iJssalon" - Netherlands (original title)

48.

Parfait amour (1985)

49.

Desiree (1984)

50.

White Madness (1984)
... aka "De witte waan" - Netherlands (original title)

51.

Brandende liefde (1983)

52.

Een zaak van leven of dood (1983)

53.

Minuet (1982)
... aka "Menuet" - Belgium (original title)

54.

Van de koele meren des doods (1982)

55.

Een vlucht regenwulpen (1981)

56.

Uit elkaar (1979)

57.

Andy, bloed en blond haar (1979)

58.

De grens (1979)

59.

Grote Klaas en kleine Klaas (1974)

60.

Overloop Is sloop (1974)

61.

Eigen haard is goud waard (1973)

62.

Groeten uit Zonnemaire (1972)

EDITORIAL DEPARTMENT

1.

The Boys: The Sherman Brothers' Story (2009) (additional editing)

2.

Heat and Sunlight (1987) (consulting editor)

3.

"Seabert" (1984) TV series (supervising editor) (1985)
... aka "Bibifoc" - Belgium (original title)

VISUAL EFFECTS

1.

Die Hard 2 (1990) (visual effects editor: ILM)
... aka "Die Hard 2: Die Harder" - Philippines (English title), UK (promotional title), USA (video box title)

2.

The Hunt for Red October (1990) (visual effects editor: ILM)

PRODUCER

1.

From Grace (2009) (co-producer)

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THE AUTHOR

I started writing for fun in elementary school. I wrote poems, short stories and plays in longhand with a pencil in a notebook. One of my plays “The Inventor of Useless Things” was broadcasted in a children’s program on Dutch National Radio. In High School I became at first the illustrator of the school newspaper and later the editor after submitting some reports, short stories and poems. When I enrolled in filmschool in the late sixties I was one of the students who started a radical film magazine named Skrien. I wrote a lot of reviews and articles about film theory and eventually became the president of the company that published the magazine. In 1985 when I left my Dutch film career behind to test the waters in California, I gave up my position at the magazine. Skrien is still alive and well and is published ten times a year. More than fifteen years later I became the Editor in Chief of CinemaEditor magazine in 2001 and stayed on in that postion until it became profitable and could stand on its own. I still write for CinemaEditor and will keep on doing that in the forseeable future. In 2012 an anthology of articles called The Art of Editing initially written for CinemaEditor will be published in bookform.


AWARDS

2010 Robert Wise Award (won)
Shared with Vincent LoBrutto.
The Robert Wise Award recognizes a journalist whose writing has contributed significantly in elevating public consciousness to the crucial role of editing in the filmmaking process.

2008 Eddie Award (Nominated)
Best Edited Documentary
for: Darfur Now (2007).
Shared with: Leonard Feinstein

1997 CINE Golden Eagle (Won) Documentary Feature
for: Colors Straight Up
Shared with:
Julia Schachter (producer)
Michčle Ohayon (producer/director)
John Barnes (music)
Mino Cinélu (music)
Robert Jerald (music)
Julian, Joseph (music)
Joseph Julián González (music)
Jazzhole (music)
Theo van de Sande (camera)
Michael Reilly (sound)

1992 Emmy (Won)
Outstanding Individual Achievement in Editing for a Miniseries or a Special – Single Camera Production for: "Die Abenteuer des jungen Indiana Jones" (1992).
(ABC).

1985 Golden Calf (Won)
Professional Category: Editing
(Vakprijs: Montage)
For the body of his work over the last five years (1980-1985).