_kristjan knigge

_regisseur _filmmaker _creatief _producer _docent

_about me

I’m a filmmaker. That is what I do. That is what I love. As a freelance filmmaker I have produced corporate videos, commercials and digital content for various brands and companies. In narrative fiction I have directed three feature films and close to a score of short films. I am currently employed as a director at content marketing agency The Post in Zwolle.

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 teams as my specialties.

I’m self-taught. I started out as runner when I was a teenager and went on to work in a various department including lighting, grip, camera, production, special effects, editing and assistant directing. I teach film production and visual storytelling SAE in Amsterdam

I am 51 years old, father to two daughters and husband to one wife. I was born in Denmark and raised in Portugal and I have made Amsterdam my home for almost three decades. I am mistaken for a Dutchman.

My Dutch is pretty good, but to be fair my English is better. I also speak un soupçon de Français, ein bißchen Deutch, um pouco de Português og en lille smule Dansk.

_featured work

Aspirin Commercial

Into the wild

Veiligheidsregio Rotterdam Rijnmond

Multi Intelligence Centre

Hartstad Zwolle Commercial

Heart for the city

Silence Undone
Short Film (Trailer)

Up Close Again
Short Film (Trailer)

The Right Juice
Feature Film (Trailer)

Resting Place
Short Film (Full Film)