Michiel ten Horn
Michiel’s combination of art direction, pace, sense of humor, and his love for the long shot and visual effects make him a one-of-a-kind director. Besides this Michiel has a wide experience on working with actors and creating believable dialogue scenes.
Michiel ten Horn (1983) graduated from the HKU, the University of the arts Utrecht, where he studied animation. As a student he already focused on live-action, but his animation background stayed active, in his storytelling and use of form.
After his successful debut movie The Deflowering of Eva van End (De Ontmaagding van Eva van End), with its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, the prestigious American film magazine Variety listed Ten Horn as one of ‘Ten European directors to watch’.
He also directed the short movies Arie, Alex in Amsterdam and Fingers (Vingers), which was nominated for a ‘Gouden Kalf’ (the Dutch film awards).
His sophomore film, Aanmodderfakker, earned him a nomination for Best Director and brought home three awards for Best Film, Best Scenario, and Best Actor. In his latest work, the family-oriented movie Hotel Sinestra, he demonstrated his fondness for genre and adventure while also showcasing his ability to connect with a broad audience. The film was a box office hit, selling over 200.000 tickets.