Kristjan Knigge

Filmmaker  |  Director  |  Producer

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Hi, I’m Kristjan. I do film stuff

I’m a filmmaker. That is what I do. That is what I love. As a freelance filmmaker I have produced corporate videos, commer- cials and digital content for various brands and companies. In narrative fiction I have directed three feature films, over 15 short films and I have a new feature script in development, as well as a unique VR short narrative movie.

I’m an all-round content creator. I can produce, I can shoot, I can write, I can edit and I can do the sound design. I’ll even take a good stab at designing the poster. My main focus and skills are in directing, with story structure and working with actors as my specialty.
I’m passionate about telling stories through film… which I guess is what every filmmaker would say… doesn’t make it less true though!
I speak seven languages. English, Dutch and Portuguese fluently and Danish, French, German and Spanish conversationally.

LECTURER AT SAE Part-time October 2016 – present

SAE Institute offers courses in creative media fields. I teach a number of film related modules, including Set Production, Film History, Directing and Editing to BA students as well as part-timers.

LONGSHIP FILMS Founder/Director May 2015 – present

Longship Films is the production company I set up to produce long form narrative independent films. I developed the Longship Method for Indie Films aiming to create a solid framework for innovative, engaging, low budget, time constrained feature film production.

CAESAR EXPERTS Video Content Creator May 2016 – November 2017

Writing, directing, filming and editing in house corporate content, including Client Testimonials, Event Afters, Recruitment Videos and Marketing Videos.

MACGYVER Director March 2010 – Jun 2016

MacGyver is an Amsterdam based commercials production company with in house editing, compositing and audio post-production facilities. I directed commercials and marketing videos for various brands including Heineken, Vögele, Nestlé, Colgate, Nationale Postcode Loterij and De Nederlandse Munt

GR8 FILMS Director Jan 2007 – Feb 2010

Directing commercials and marketing videos for various brands including Aspirin, NOC-NSF, Delta LLoyd, Leenbakker, Leaseplan and the Blue Sky Group.

STUDIO C Producer May 2002 – Sept 2004

Producing animated content for advertising and broadcast for various brands and organisations including VPRO and Kras Vakanties.

FREELANCE 1st Assistant Director Sept 1998 – Dec 2006

1st Assistant Director on numerous commercials, music videos, TV shows, films and corporates for clients including 25 fps, BlauwBlauw, CCCP, Czar, Directors Film Company, Filmz Amsterdam, Hazazah, Jan Faber, LuytenMacrander, Markenfilm Hamburg, Serious Pictures, Signum, Simone van Dusseldorp, Spudnick Productions London, South West Lisbon, Vermaas en van Gennep , Will van der Vlugt.

TMF Marketing Executive Sept 1997 – Sept 1998

Marketing Executive at music television station TMF (The Music Factory). I worked on print and broadcast campaigns promoting the network. I helped organise promotional events such as the TMF Awards and the TMF Showcase.

TMF Marketing Executive Sept 1997 – Sept 1998

Marketing Executive at music television station TMF (The Music Factory). I worked on print and broadcast campaigns promoting the network. I helped organise promotional events such as the TMF Awards and the TMF Showcase.