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Mea Dols de Jong

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Mea is another talented, bright young director here at Halal. Originally studying to become a fiction director, Mea changed course quite literally and switched to documentary directing. The influence of fiction is however uncanny and remains a thread throughout her documentary work. Always out to question the medium of filmmaking, Mea is very much in a league of her own.

Mea’s skills and crafts center around observing and exposing interhuman relations down to their finest detail. Able to combine psychology with refined atmospheric aesthetics, Mea’s work appears subtle, yet is provocative at the same time.

Her films come from an authenticity that is truly powerful, and resonate with a large audience.

Mea received critical acclaim for her film ‘If Mama Ain’t Happy, Nobody’s Happy’, which has won over 15 international awards so far. Recently it has also won Slamdance Festival, which effectively made the film eligible for the Oscars 2017!

In early 2016 Mea was named one of the “Top 10 Europeans to Watch” by Variety.

Mea is definitely one to watch very closely!

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IZZ Collective Membership

IZZ Collective Membership

Mea portrayed all different facets of working in health care. An intimate ode to these wonderful professionals.

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SHOTS MAGAZINE

SHOTS MAGAZINE

SHOTS MAGAZINE focuses its attention on Mea Dols de Jong, who is described as a go-to director for brands wanting ads that provoke tears.

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LOI

LOI

What do you want to become when you grow up? We asked this question to tons of kids, but why stop asking yourself when you're grown-up?

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Menzis

Menzis

For this campaign we invited four people to a studio and surprised them with statements from their loved ones.

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If Mama Ain't Happy, Nobody's Happy

If Mama Ain't Happy, Nobody's Happy

Mea's graduation documentary is taking all film festivals by storm, winning numerous awards. It's a funny, touching & personal film about her mother.

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NRC

NRC

NRC names Mea Dols de Jong as one of the world’s 10 most influential Dutch filmmakers!

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VARIETY

VARIETY

Mea Dols de Jong has just been named one of the "Top 10 Europeans to Watch" by Variety! The famous trade magazine throws a spotlight on diverse talent.

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C&A Mother's Day

C&A Mother's Day

Mea interviewed people in the street about their mothers and it resulted in this emotional and cute film.

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Dutch Heart Foundation

Dutch Heart Foundation

Mea's first ever campaign is this 90 second TV spot about Dimitri, a 41 year old victim of cardiac arrest.

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Albert Heijn

Albert Heijn

What was the first thing you ate that made a great impression on you? A vox pop commercial for the biggest Dutch supermarket.

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