Boobird




Director I Art Director I Visual storyteller 


Loves to make Things Happen.

Listens. Writes.  

With a bachelors degree in audiovisual communication (Thomas Moore, Mechelen), I rolled into Belgian Audiovisual media.  


After a couple of months on the job, the public Belgian channel VRT offered me A Real Director's Job (my long-time dream!)

and an exclusive training programme in interviewing skills.  A chance I took with both hands.  Of course.  




The party had officially started: 


I jumped on the Television Rock'n'Rollercoaster and travelled the world. 


I visited (and sometimes rushed through) the most wonderful places.  I found myself in marvellous adventures together with my cameracrew.   I found solace and peace in way too early mornings. I learned a lot about myself and the world around me.  



 


There was this one day when I saw the sun rise in frozen Lapland to see it set a day later in the Gambia. 

My eyes were like saucers when I found out about the contaminated oildumps at the border of Transsylvania. 


I will never ever forget the busjourney in Nepal - where I set pressed between tied goats and chickens on the roof of the bus for 8 excruciating hours.  


I was deeply moved by the bear cubs on Vancouver Island, contrary to the feeling the fried bats I got offered on sticks in Cambodia gave me.  



My blessed, deliciously unpredictable life as a television director.  


I have loved the freedom and the flexibility from day one.  I love speaking all those languages, visiting all those places, adapting to and trying to comprehend all the different cultures.  



I spend more time at home nowadays.  It's so wonderful to build a family life and to be close with 

my daughter.  Because after all, the most important job in my life is being a mom. 


I do make the occasional exception though. 

Do give me a buzz if you think you've got a job that could steal my head and heart!   

Boobird

Clients & Shows


VRT * VTM * VIER * VIJF * RTL * MTV * JIM TV  * SULTAN SUSHI * TV DE WERELD * STRIX TV * BONKA CIRCUS * 100.000 VOLTS TV * DE MENSEN * DE CHINEZEN * RED PEPPER * TV BASTARDS * FREMANTLE MEDIA * SBS * MOTIONMAKERS * ROCK WERCHTER * BELGACOM  * DE FILISTIJNEN * ENDEMOL * KOEKEN TROEF * EYEWORKS * WARNER * ON THE AIR * MOBISTAR * IKEA * JAN DE NUL * ORANGE * NESPRESSO * GREAT LENGTHS * WENNEKER * COLRUYT * KNACK * BILLIE LEYERS * TOM HELSEN * DIRTY BOAR * DJI 




Some of the shows I worked on that you might have heard of: 


Peking Express 

So You Think You Can Dance 

Jani Gaat 

Zo Man Zo Vrouw 

De Heren maken de Man 

Groenland

Beste Vrienden

De Dagshow 

Beste Vrienden

The Farm

Afrit 9

Duizend Zonnen en Garnalen

Iedereen Beroemd 

Studio Stan





Docent

Luca School of Arts, Campus Narafi


I have been teaching part - time at Luca School Of Arts, campus Narafi, Vorst since 2012.

I guide up-and-coming audiovisual talent through subjects as research, non-fiction directing, interviewingtechniques and non-fiction scriptwriting.  

Our school handles a creative and practice-oriented approach. You are not being trained into being merely a cameraman, sound engineer, scriptwriter, editor or a director.  We deliver multifunctional audiovisual craftspeople who are excellently trained in their specific field of interest.  

SARAH BOO