Michiel ten Kleij

Writer / Director

Writer / director Michiel ten Kleij was fascinated by film from a young age. He grew up in front of the television where he developed a broad taste in film and documentaries. With his fascination for ‘the weird and the wonderful’, he turned his personal passion into practice and specialized in fantasy, folklore and fairy tales on the drama side and musical stories on the documentary side.

He wrote and directed the jazz documentary “Un Mecato”, about a British jazz musician living in a downward spiral in Costa Rica and who fell in love with a prostitute. His most recently finished drama film, “Steven Caught a Star”, is now being internationally selected at several film festivals.

Next to that, Michiel writes and directs music videos and pursues the goal of creating cool, original stories.