Jotte den Dulk

Name: Jotte den Dulk
Function: Creative Director

Back in the late spring of 2014 I was invited to join the Breaking Ground team as part of the programming department. When it became apparent that the organization needed a rethink & update, I jumped at the opportunity of getting more involved and thus became Creative Director.

Besides my work for Breaking Ground I'm also currently graduating as a documentary filmmaker at the HKU University of the Arts Utrecht. In my opinion this makes the perfect combination as the fact of being a film student myself helps me relate with the needs of fellow students. It is also a great opportunity to get to know and understand the European film industry in such an early stage of my career as a filmmaker!

My favourite Breaking Ground student films

Director: Anna Frances Ewert
Year of production 2012
Genre Documentary
Length 10'00''

Endless Day

The film is about an insomniac’s inner journey through a sleepless night. For most people sleep comes naturally but for some the night turns into an ongoing struggle to drift off into oblivion. This film explores what it’s like to be awake against one’s own will and the feelings of despair and loneliness that accompany the passing of time. The story is told through the protagonist’s eyes as we are drifting in a state between wakefulness and sleep through the city at night. The abstract and poetic imagery takes us deeper into the vicious circle of someone trying to rest with little prospect of relief.

Shown at

March 2013 Breaking Shorts
June 2013 Breaking Ground EU
November 2013 Holland Doc 24
November 2013 BG on Tour!
November 2013 BG on Tour!
November 2013 BG on Tour!
September 2014 Metro Movies
Director: Daan Bakker
Year of production 2009
Genre fiction
Length 18'00"

Jacco's Film

Jacco is a scientist, inventor, musician, philosopher, architect and athlete. He lives with his parents bacause he is only ten. While his mum and dad argue, Jacco shows us how much he knows about deep sea fish. Is this a way of keeping reality at a safe distance?

Shown at

March 2010 Breaking Shorts
August 2010 BG @ Flachland Fest
16-20 March 2011 BG @ student film festivals
17-20 March 2011 BG @ student film festivals
10-16 September 2011 BG @ student film festivals
10-16 September 2011 BG @ student film festivals
11-14 November 2010 BG @ student film festivals
January 2010 Breaking Ground NL
Cultura Go Short
April 2015 NPO Cultura


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