Joshua Richard van ’t Hoff (1987) is an independent narrative & documentary filmmaker from the Netherlands.
Filmmaking was already in Van ’t Hoff’s life early on; by bringing a video camera to high school he wanted to capture moments and portray individuals, by making videos with his siblings or friends he wanted to entertain people. It became more serious in 2010, when he made an informative video for his education in journalism, News & Media, at the University of Applied Sciences in Amsterdam. In this film project he discovered all stages of the creation of a film, making him realize that this art is both his passion as well as his profession.
Van ’t Hoff started his career as a professional filmmaker in the year of 2011, thereby launching his film production company: Apostrof Cinema. Writing, directing and producing his first short narrative films, he also started a 6-month internship as a camera operator at the Royal Theatre Carré in Amsterdam for short documentaries about artists, discovering the art of cinematography professionally. After finishing his internship, he would work at the theatre two years more. He continued making narrative films, while at the same time began working as a freelance filmmaker by producing corporate and promotional videos, video impressions of events and weddings, and film portraits of houses for sale; whereby slowly finding a balance between his commercial and artistic side. He finished his education in 2014.
‘Truth & Privacy in the National Archives of the Netherlands’ is Van ’t Hoff’s first documentary film, which he wrote, directed and produced in 2015. This documentary concerns relatives of Holocaust victims and their quest for truth in restricted World War II files. It was screened at events in both the Netherlands as well as Israel and was broadcasted on Dutch television. Ever since, he decided to focus more on producing and directing narrative and documentary films. Additionally to his own projects, he sometimes also works for other directors as a cinematographer.
Working together with talented and hard-working cast and crew such as his regular Dutch composers Rick Evenhuis and Dennis de Rochemont, Van ’t Hoff directed and produced three award-winning short narrative films in 2018: ‘A Divided Whole’ (drama), ‘Accelerate’ (action) and ‘The Path of the Greys’ (fantasy). While writing scripts for new narrative films, he is currently working on two documentary films simultaneously: one concerning a family research about a Czechoslovakian-Jewish refugee; ‘Complete Portrait Wanted of Markéta Ledererová’, the other concerning former Nazi German extermination camp Sobibór in Poland; ‘The Hidden Heritage of the Sobibór Extermination Camp’.
  • Director (4 Credits)
    Complete Portrait Wanted of Markéta Ledererová2020
    Documentary
    A Divided Whole2018
    Short
    Accelerate2018
    Short
    The Path of the Greys2018
    Short
  • Producer (4 Credits)
    Complete Portrait Wanted of Markéta Ledererová2020
    Documentary
    A Divided Whole2018
    Short
    Accelerate2018
    Short
    The Path of the Greys2018
    Short
  • Acting (1 Credit)
    The Path of the Greys2018
    Short
  • Writer (1 Credit)
    Complete Portrait Wanted of Markéta Ledererová2020
    Documentary
Official Selection
The Path of the Greys
Something Wicked Film Festival
Duluth (GA)
2020
Official Selection
The Path of the Greys
MystiCon Independent Film Festival
Roanoke (VA)
2020
Official Selection
A Divided Whole
Switzerland International Film Festival
2020
Official Selection
The Path of the Greys
Geek Short Film Festival
Charlotte (NC)
2019
Semi-Finalist
The Path of the Greys
NanoCon International Film Festival
Longview, Washington
2019
Best Iconic Neo Noir Film
Accelerate
L.A. Neo Noir Novel, Film, & Script Festival
Los Angeles
2019
Official Selection
The Path of the Greys
F3: Frankly Film Fest
Cincinnati (OH)
2019
Winner USR-Heyoka Award
Accelerate
Uno Sguardo Raro
Rome
2019
Official Selection
Accelerate
Dumbo Film Festival
New York
2019
Honourable Mention
Accelerate
Berlin Flash Film Festival
Berlin
2018
Semi-Finalist
Accelerate
Kenya International Sports Film Festival
Nairobi
2018
Best Fan Film Nomination
The Path of the Greys
Berlin Sci-Fi Filmfest
Berlin
2018
Semi-Finalist
Accelerate
Independent Talents International Film Festival
Bloomington (IN)
2018
College
Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences
Journalism
20072014
Birth Date
August 6, 1987
Hometown
Haarlem
Height
197 cm
Gender
Male
„It is not when the truth is dirty, but when it is shallow, that the enlightened one enters its waters unwillingly.”
– Friedrich Nietzsche
Joshua Richard van ’t Hoff (1987) is an independent narrative & documentary filmmaker from the Netherlands.
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