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Renée Scheltema

Renée Scheltema is a Dutch documentary filmmaker and photographer.

After her degree in Criminology at Leiden University, she studied at the University of California in Berkeley.  Her main subjects: TV-Journalism and Photo-Journalism.

For 30 years Renée has worked for Dutch television as a Director, Producer and Camera-person. Some of her documentaries, like “Hush, A Portrait of Tracy Payne”, “Seven Days in Burma”, “The Death Penalty”, “Portrait of A Zen Couple”, andThe Bus” were selected at International Film Festivals.

Nicolaas Pierson: A Conversation” (in Dutch) , “Happy in Zimbabwe“? Portrait of a Tibetan lama visiting NGO’s in Zimbabwe.(In English) and “Rob Nairn” (in English)

Many documentaries were co-productions with TV and the Dutch Non-governmental organization SNV, focusing on sustainable development and the protection of the environment

Her art series “Canvas Extreme” consists of seven 30-minute portraits of contemporary cutting-edge artists in South Africa, and was sold to TV stations in France, Spain, Mexico, Switzerland and the Netherlands.

She finished her award-winning documentary feature called “Something Unknown Is Doing We Don’t Know What” in 2009, investigating the Science behind Psychic Experiences, featuring top scientists in the US.

www.SomethingUnknown.com

And after 4 years as a One-Woman-Crew, Renée completed a 2 hour Feature Documentary about the Big Picture on the environment, called “Normal Is Over” in 2015..

www.NormalIsOverTheMovie.com ,  focusing on the drama and solutions.

(She also edited a rough cut for a Trilogy, a series and fillers on the same subject.)

As a photographer, Renée has worked for Magazines and Newspapers in Holland, the US, and South Africa. She was a member of Gamma Liaison in New York, now called Getty Images.

 

Renée Scheltema

Degrees

  • M.A. School of Journalism. University of California. Berkeley
  • Drs Criminology. University of Leiden. Netherlands.
  • Bachelor at Law. University of Leiden. Netherlands.

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