Film & Acting / Members In The News

Taranaki director Hendrikus De Vaan takes out silver in Cannes

June 30, 2015
Taranaki Daily News

Hendrikus De Vaan’s passion for the film industry has taken him far away from his Ratapiko home. But speaking from Budapest, Hungary, De Vaan said home was about what you make of where you are at the time. “Cities are cities and people are people – you choose to make it your home.” De Vaan […]

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A Life in Stop Motion: A Journey From Benefits to Award-Winning Young Filmmaker

December 7, 2014
Huffington Post

A tale of existential questioning captured in the medium of stop motion, Hendrikus De Vaan’s short 4-minute film “Disappear”, single-handedly made while on benefit checks, has received acclaim at film festivals the world over. From Danny Boyle to Booker-Prize winning author DBC Pierre, 25-year-old De Vaan’s labor of love has sparked attention in the art […]

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