Aaron Rookus

director & writer

Trailer Een Goed Leven

Icarus. De zorgondernemer. vr 30 september 22:55 NPO 3


Oud Zeer (Old Wounds)

Aaron studied Film at the University of Amsterdam before graduating as a writer-director from the University of the Arts Utrecht in 2008. His graduation film I Wish I Could Share the Happiness of Being Alone with Someone Else won several awards, as did his 2012 short Wednesdays. After a number of shorts, including the acclaimed television film A Good Life (2005). He directed episodes of Dutch TV series Icarus (2016), Godforsaken (2017) and Towers of Power (2018). Aaron currently develops two feature films; The Idyll and other Exotics (Studio Ruba) which was selected for both EAVE ’20 as BoostNL ‘19 at IFFR and the Dutch Film Festival, and Apollo (Topkapi) which was selected for the development program The New Dutch at the Dutch Film Festival ’20 and will be shot during the summer of ‘21.
ARTIST STATEMENT The core of my work is based on my belief that humans thrive whenever they experience interpersonal contact. Something which is hardly a given. In this performance oriented world we seem to loose ourselves in a mass of systems and social codes. As a writer-director I want to tell stories from a non-heteronormative perspective and strive for an inclusive cast and crew.
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