Harrie Verbeek (1974) graduated with honors from Sint Joost Academie, school of arts. His graduation film ’10 seconds’ received several awards and was shown on national and international filmfestivals. His first free project, ‘Concealed time’ Harrie financed himself. After seeing the first cut, ijswater films joined him as a co-producer. The film premiered at the Dutch Film Festival in 2004, after which it was shown on several international festivals and is currently being distributed by IndieFlix. In 2005 Harrie wrote and directed ‘Gaia’s dagboek’, a series of 30 films of 3 minutes each, for the cross media project The Blackbeard Connection. He also followed a scriptwriting course at the Maurits Binger Film Institute in Amsterdam. After that, Harrie was invited by the international film festival Berlin to make the short film ‘Under These Wings’, which was nominated for the Berlin Today Award in 2006. In 2007 he joined commercial producer First On Mars. That collaboration ended in 2009. At the end of that year it became clear that Harrie was very ill. After recovery, Harrie was able to pick up his career where he left off. In the year 2011 Harrie made the film ‘The calm after the storm’, which was the official Dutch entry for the Academy Awards 2012 in the category live action short film. Harrie is currently developing several short and feature projects.