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David Verbeek

David Verbeek(born 1980)

David Verbeek graduated from the Netherlands Film Academy in Amsterdam in 2005 and then studied philosophy and photography in New York. During his studies, he directed his first feature Beat on a €500 budget. It was subsequently shown at the Rotterdam IFF and distributed in Dutch theatres. After graduating he left for China, returning three years later with his second feature Shanghai Trance, a cinematic portrait of Shanghai that depicts a generation of young Chinese, bedazzled by a city that is changing faster than they can grow up. The film was released in China in over 250 cinemas and in late 2008, David made the front page of the Volkskrant newspaper for being the first Dutch director to achieve this. He directed his subsequent feature R UThere in Taiwan in 2010. The film, about immersing oneself in virtual reality, was shown in the prestigious Un Certain Regard section in Cannes. How to Describe a Cloud was shot on a limited budget during preparations for his next film, Dead & Beautiful. Full Contact is his 6th feature film.

 

Filmography

Beat (2004), alt.suicideholiday.net (2005, short), Melody Z (2006, short), Shanghai Trance (2007), R U There (2009), Club Zeus (2011), Immortelle (2013 short), How to Describe a Cloud (2013), Full Contact (2015).

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