Ton van Zantvoort

is an acclaimed director, cinematographer and editor, whose films have screened at numerous prestigious A-film festivals. His work has been broadcast all over the world (VPRO, ARTE/ZDF, Al Jazeera) and he has won a dozen awards for best director, best cinematographer and best editor.


Grito de Piedra, 2006; A Blooming Bussiness, 2009; Kees en Mien, 2011; The Benno Tapes, 2015; Sheep Hero, 2018.


the Netherlands, 2018, colour, 81 min.
Director: Ton van Zantvoort
Shepherd Stijn has a romantic world view, but his idealism clashes with the harsh reality of having to be a modern entrepreneur. In this poignant and cinematic documentary, we come close to Stijn and his family in their quest to keep the tradition of sheep herding alive. Will his struggle pay off or is he forced to go with the flock?


NVIFF (Netherlands, 2019) – Award for Best Film/Best Director; Millenium International Documentary Film Festival (Belgium, 2019) – La Trois Distribution Award; European Cinematography Award (2019) – Winner of the Best European Cinematography Award; Docs Against Gravity Film Festival (Poland, 2019) – Best Documentary Green Warsaw Award.