Jan-Hendrik Beetge

Biography: Jan-Hendrik Beetge is a passionate and dedicated commercials and narrative filmmaker, writer and photographer. After the international success of his first film, Triomfeer, Beetge became esteemed in the industry as a director truly dedicated to his craft and vision. In 2009 he wrote, directed and co-produced his second film, The Abyss Boys, a story of two brothers caught in the underground world of illegal abalone poaching–a world from which they cannot escape–and once again the awards and nominations came in. Being a true visual storyteller at heart, Jan-Hendrik Beetge’s cinematic strengths lie in precise and distinctive visuals combined with sincere and compelling characters that live harmoniously within a vividly emotional story. His deep love for photography and his determined search for that one frame that encapsulates it all are evident in all his work.

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Films Shown in AFF, Inc. Programs:
The Abyss Boys (2010).

Triomfeer (2001);
The Abyss Boys (2009).