ABOUT PEET

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A good director gives a message wings. Film is not a fact sheet for bullet points. Film is a weapon with emotion as ammunition and only creativity pulls the trigger.

Who is Peet?

Peet Gelderblom is a freelance director/editor from the Netherlands with over 25 years of experience in filmscommercialsdocumentariesdramatelevision, video essays and online content. He’s a sharp visual storyteller and conceptual thinker, a good listener and a reliable force on any set. With his keen sense of style, mood, drama, musical timing and graphic eye for composition, Peet is an expert at giving audiovisual content the exact look and feel it needs.

Films

His first feature film When Forever Dies, an archival fiction co-produced by Tangerine Tree and EYE Filmmuseum about the eternal battle of the sexes, will screen this year at Nederlands Film Festival, Imagine Film Festival and Film by the Sea. In 2016, Peet’s re-cut of Brian De Palma’s Raising Cain was elevated to official Director’s Cut by the Hollywood auteur himself, after which he gave Peet the supervision over its restoration. The highly acclaimed international Blu-ray was nominated for a Saturn Award. Out of Sync, his short fiction film starring Romijn Conen, Marieke de Kruijf and Beau van Erven Dorens, screened at numerous festivals worldwide, received an award in Milan and was elected Vimeo Staff Pick. Peet’s documentary Remaking Fear: Evolution of the Body Snatchers premiered at Imagine Film Festival in Amsterdam. Pretty Messed Up, his series of conceptual movie mash-ups, had a 6-episode run on Fandor and Filmscalpel.

Commercials and commissioned films

His commercial portfolio includes work for clients like KPN, TomTom, AfterPay, Kijkwijzer, Autodrop, Samsung, Spotify, Buienradar, Mora, Old Amsterdam, Philips, Bosch, Canon, Crystal Clear, Rexona, Maaslander, Sportlife, Universal Pictures, Bang & Olufsen and Hunkemöller. The Road To Change for Rabobank received two Gouden Reigers awards for Creativity/Innovation and Best Film of 2019. Screwed for Bloemen.nl made it onto the shortlists of the ADCN and the Young Directors Award in Cannes. Peet won the Socutera Award for a public announcement for the Dutch Brain Disease Foundation in 2007.

TV

Peet’s TV-work includes documentaries, drama, programs, leaders, promos and press presentations for nearly every Dutch public and commercial tv-channel. He worked with talent as diverse as Ruby Wax, Art Rooijakkers, Waldemar Torenstra, Johnny de Mol, Sophie Hilbrand, Tim Hofman, Geraldine Kemper, Lauren Verster, Katja Schuurman, Tim Haars, Fred van Leer, Cornald Maas, Bridget Maasland, Erik van der Hoff, Linda de Mol, Patrick Lodiers, Renate Verbaan, Natasja Froger, Sebastiaan Labrie and many others. His famous travel show Waar is De Mol? was nominated for the Beeld & Geluid Awards and his live action station ID’s for Talpa received a Bronze Button in 2006.

Online

He’s written and edited numerous articles and video essays for websites such as RogerEbert.com, IndieWire, Fandor, Film School Rejects and Slant/The House Next Door. Between 2004 and 2008, Peet was the founding editor of 24LiesASecond, a now-defunct platform for provocative film criticism with an underdog bite. Peet’s movie-crazed comic strip Directorama, which Hollywood filmmaker Don Mancini called “Doonesbury for cineastes,” was serialized in Smallformat magazine.

Creative creature

Peet has been obsessively creative since a teenager; always drawing, writing, performing, composing songs or shooting shorts with his Dad’s Super-8 camera. In his twenties he was the singer in a funk band called Dirty Laundry and as Man After Midnight he continues to make music today. He studied Graphic Arts in Rotterdam and briefly worked as a copywriter and desktop publisher, before making the audiovisual switch to motion graphics and digital video editing.

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