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”, and “The Bus” were selected at International Film Festivals.
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.
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.
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