About me

I was born in ‘s-Hertogenbosch and currently live and work in Utrecht as a documentary film director, archival researcher and editor for traditional and interactive web-based documentaries.

After my studies in History (University Utrecht) and Public History (University of Amsterdam), I continued to combine proper historical research with engaging storytelling. In my films I work extensively with archival footage, for both interactive digital documentaires and traditional linear documentaires. I also do in-depth archival research for other documentary films and -series and do editing for films as well.

My films are screened on international film festivals and broadcasted on Dutch television. I collaborate closely with archival film institutions such as Sound & Vision (NL), Reuters (ENG) and Screenocean (ENG), with producers such as Een van de jongens (NL), Pieter van Huystee Film & Television(NL), Submarine Channel (NL), TimeGhost (DE) and with Dutch broadcasters such as EOdocs, VPRO, NTR, Omroep MAX and RTV Utrecht.

From time to time, when a topic interests me dearly, I also do commissioned documentaires, like I did for the Living Lab ‘Eerst een Thuis’. Financed by the Ministry of VWS.


Directing  ~ Editing (Adobe Premiere Pro, Final Cut X) ~

 Documentary research ~ Archival film research ~ Camera ~ Sound (basic)


Wieke Kapteijns
Documentary film & research