Michiel van Erp

Michiel van Erp

Director, Producer


Michiel van Erp is a Dutch film director whose work has gained international recognition. He is best known for his feature films ‘The Domino Effect’, ‘The Surprise’ and ‘The Day My Father Became a Bush’.

Michiel was born in Utrecht, Netherlands in 1971. He studied at the Netherlands Film and Television Academy, graduating in 1996. After graduating, he began working in the Dutch film industry, directing short films and commercials.

In 2002, his first feature film, ‘The Domino Effect’, was released and earned him critical acclaim. The film follows a group of young people who are struggling to come to terms with the death of their friend. Michiel’s second feature film, ‘The Surprise’, was released in 2005. The film follows a man who is forced to confront his past after his wife dies.

In 2013, Michiel released his third feature film, ‘The Day My Father Became a Bush’. The film follows a young man who must choose between his family and his dream of becoming a filmmaker. The film won several awards, including the Golden Calf for Best Feature Film at the Dutch Film Festival.

Michiel has also directed several television series, including ‘Hollands Hoop’ and ‘De Wereld Draait Door’. He has also directed several music videos and documentaries.

Michiel has become one of the most respected and successful Dutch filmmakers of his generation. His films are renowned for their themes of family, friendship and identity, and his unique visual style. He has won numerous awards for his work, including the Golden Calf for Best Feature Film in 2013.

Michiel is currently working on his fourth feature film, ‘The Promise’. The film follows a young man who discovers that his estranged father is still alive and living in the Netherlands. The film is set to be released in 2021.

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