Jos van Meerveld is a Dutch film director who graduated at the Dutch Film Academy in Amsterdam during the summer of 2017. Prior to his time there, he worked from a young age as an editor and cameraman for different television networks.
During his time at the academy, he started to form a love for dark comedy combined with drama. His stories often put social matters in a different light and shows the absurdity of human behavior. For example the film “Skinache”. This is one of his two graduating films. This is an absurd dark comedy of a man who’s skin is starting to peel off, because he has a lack of psychical contact. He wanted to reminded people about basic human needs in a now digital world. This film was shown during festivals in Germany and Poland and won the award for best student film on the Bucharest short film festival.
His other graduation film ‘Our very own defects’ is an ambitious ensemble film about normal civilians who keep their immoral side secret to the outside world. This was based on true crime stories that took place in the Netherlands. This film premiered at the Dutch film festival and was shown at festivals like the Asiana short film festival in South-Korea.
After his graduation he worked on a lot of branded content campaigns for brands like Dyson, Milka and Tele2. The last video won a bronze Esprix. Now he is focusing on commercials. His first television commercial was nominated for a “Gouden Loeki”, the best known awards for dutch commercials. Now he is working on new fiction shorts as well as a feature length film.