Demelza is a Dutch native based in Liverpool, where she works as artist and Senior Lecturer in fiction and documentary filmmaking at Liverpool John Moores University. She has presented her work worldwide in film festivals, art galleries, and conferences, with highlights such as the Festival du Nouvea Cinéma Montréal, Full Frame, Ann Arbor, and the Edinburgh International Film Festival. After completing a master’s in Philosophy she pursued her love for film and moved to London to complete a master’s in Documentary Film.

Flora and fauna form an integral part of the visual narrative of her films and are subtle instigators of philosophical considerations, whilst maintaining a sensory and aesthetic charm.

What is your interest at the intersection of sciences and film?

My films deal with spaces where human and non-human animals intersect. I am keen to work with scientists (biologists, zoologists, conservationists, zoos, museums, park rangers) to get access to such spaces and learn about their encounters with the animals and the way humans engage with these animals or other organisms.

Location

Liverpool, United Kingdom

Selected Works

  • 2017 – The Breeder (part of Imagine Science Films production Mosaic)
  • 2016 – The Frame
  • 2014 – Graminoids
  • 2012 – The View From Here

Website

http://demelzakooij.com/