“With my eyes just above the table edge as a kid I was
searching for the most exciting angles to look at my precisely
positioned cars, Lego and Play Mobile. So yes, I think it’s
always been there.”
The fascination for film ignites during his high school period while creating a
fantasy commercial. He’s fallen in love with the medium. With help from his
family, he directs his first short film at the age of 16th and the film promptly wins the second prize at a
national competition in Utrecht, The Netherlands. The filmmaker Tim Klok (Eindhoven, 1980) was born.
After high school Tim worked at a cinema for several years where he could watch as many films as he
wanted. He was impressed by movies like Ronin by John Frankenheimer, because of the great mystic
atmosphere and dazzling chase scenes, and The Messenger by Luc Besson, because of the exciting vision
on the story of Joan of Arc and the inspiring cinematography. And high on his list are the later released Lord
of the Rings Trilogy by Peter Jackson. A stunning performance of directing and editing and a fascinating,
beautiful use of color.
At professional film employers TIm is able to get more and more experience in the profession working as
an editor. While times passes his own creative voice starts to take over. With two colleagues he founded
the audiovisual production company tbsProductions. Tim produces, directs and edits information films,
commercials, corporate films and documentaries. And here he discovers that his real strength and passion
lies in visualizing and telling stories about and for people.
For National Monument Camp Vught (a former concentration camp), he directs the films “Empty seats” and
“Who will help me now,” about children in the transit camp. And with films lik this he’s found his true nature.
Both films won prizes at national and international film festivals. A Golden Heron in Amsterdam, a Gold
Camera Award and a Silver Screen Award in Los Angeles and a Laurier de Bronze in Le Creusot (France).
With screenwriters among others Rudi Brekelmans , Joeri Pruys and Cees Baas Tim forms a creative team
that shares the passion for telling special stories. Original. Effective. Humorous. Relevant. Their influences lie
in the popular alternative cinema. Directors like the Coen Brothers, Fincher, Jeunet, Kubrick. Writers like Paul
Schrader, Larry David and Charlie Kaufman. Real people with a distinct style that still make films for a wide
audience. Together with these writers Tim applies to larger and larger projects.