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Mea Dols de Jong

Mea Dols de Jong

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Mea’s films come from an authenticity that is truly powerful, and resonate with a large audience. Mea is very much in a league of her own. Variety named her as one of the ‘Top 10 Europeans to Watch’ and NRC as one of the top 100 most influential international Dutch artists. Her skills and craft centre around observing and exposing inter-human relations down to their finest detail. Combining psychology with refined atmospheric aesthetics, Mea’s work appears subtle, yet is provocative at the same time.

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 acclaimed documentary work. Her film ‘If Mama Ain’t Happy, Nobody’s Happy’ received global recognition and earned her over 27 international awards.

With her work, Mea seeks to balance emotional expression and strong analyses. Driven by realism, she wants to portray real people, share real stories that provoke real emotion. Always looking for ways to expand her horizons, she is currently been invited for the prestigious Nieman Fellowship (Nieman Foundation for Journalists) at Harvard University.

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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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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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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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