Koen Suidgeest

(Holland, 1967) graduated with a BA (Hons) in Film Production and Cinematography at the Surrey Institute of Art & Design (UK 1995). He moved to Spain in 1996 where he started working as a director of photography in film and advertising, while developing low budget films in the USA and Canada. His Madrid-based company EL RAYO FILMS S. L. produces documentaries and theatrical feature films. With the short documentary Casting, Suidgeest returns to directing after a period of more than ten years.


«Cerrado Por Defunción»; «Stukje Gedeelde Zorg», 1995; «Casting», 2006.

Casting (0+)

Spain, 2007, colour, 15 min.
Director: Koen Suidgeest
During a casting session, the actors laugh and cry about their own profession...


Nominated Spanish Academy Award (Goya) for best short Documentary, Audience Award (Cortogenia), Finalist (Ciudad Real).

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