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Mea Dols de Jong

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Mea’s skills and craft centre around observing and exposing inter-human relations down to its finest detail. Combining psychology with refined atmospheric aesthetics, her work appears subtle, yet is provocative at the same time. Driven by realism, she wants to portray real people, share real stories that provoke real emotion – her commercial work reflects this approach and she tackles a commercial brief in the same intimate manner she does with her documentary work. Resulting in films that are very much in a league of their own.

Variety named her as one of the ‘Top 10 Europeans to Watch’, and the Dutch business paper NRC as one of the country’s 100 most influential artists. Originally studying to become a fiction director, Mea changed course quite literally and switched to documentary directing. The influence of fiction is however uncanny and remains a thread throughout her acclaimed documentary work. Her film ‘If Mama Ain’t Happy, Nobody’s Happy’ received global recognition and earned her over 27 international awards.

Always looking for ways to expand her horizons, she was invited for the prestigious Nieman Fellowship (Nieman Foundation for Journalists) at Harvard University in 2018. Since then, the director has aired two primetime feature documentaries on the Dutch National Public Broadcaster, called ‘Beyond Emoji’ and ‘At the Front of the Information-war’.

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Nettiquette

Nettiquette

Mea explores the unwritten rules of social media

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IZZ Collective Membership

IZZ Collective Membership

Mea portrayed all different facets of working in health care. An intimate ode to these wonderful professionals.

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LOI

LOI

What do you want to become when you grow up? We asked this question to tons of kids, but why stop asking yourself when you're grown-up?

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Menzis

Menzis

For this campaign we invited four people to a studio and surprised them with statements from their loved ones.

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If Mama Ain't Happy, Nobody's Happy

If Mama Ain't Happy, Nobody's Happy

Mea's graduation documentary is taking film festivals by storm, winning numerous awards. It's a funny, touching & personal film about her mother.

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C&A Mother's Day

C&A Mother's Day

Mea interviewed people in the street about their mothers and it resulted in this emotional and cute film.

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Dutch Heart Foundation

Dutch Heart Foundation

Mea's first ever campaign is this 90 second TV spot about Dimitri, a 41 year old victim of cardiac arrest.

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