Jasper Bruijns

Jasper Bruijns (b. 1989) grew up in Breda, the Netherlands, as one of identical twins. Into video from an early age, at 16 Bruijns started a technical video study. During this period he moved to Stockholm where he interned for video artists Johan Junker and Daniel Eskils. In 2010 Bruijns got into St. Joost Art Academy in Breda where he studied under the supervision of filmmakers Noud Heerkens, Marijke de Bie, Anne van der Putte, Iris Sikking and Riek Soepenberg. At the academy he got the opportunity to experiment with film and start developing his own filmmaking style. During this time he also worked for the production company Volya Films in Rotterdam with filmmakers Stelle van Voorst van Beest, Ingeborg Jansen, Marleine van der Werf and Marco de Stefanis.

With his short film Welterusten (Goodnight) Jasper Bruijns not only finished his studies succesfully but he also won the TENT Academy Award 2014 for best video art from graduation students as well as the Open Public Award. His work was nominated for the Tuschinski Award, the Diorapthe Award and the FPN Producenten Award. Welterusten has been screened at TENT, IMpakt, Open Plein Bioscoop and Nederlands Film Festival. Bruijns lives currently in Breda where he works on his own films and as a documentary cameraman.