Felix Govers

Felix Govers

Producer I Director

Felix is a true entrepreneur and great at connecting people. He is continually making new connections and fortifying existing relationships. Felix is the chairman of Living Image and one of the organization’s producers. For example he coordinated the audiovisual campaign of the political party ChristenUnie for the national elections of 2017.

Examples of Felix’s work as a producer are the road-movie Brocante and a documentary called Geroepen; regarding second-generation missionaries living in the Venezuelan slums. While making Geroepen, Felix discovered the power of the documentary genre. He gathered fellow young filmmakers and formed Living Image with the intention to make film productions about God’s work on earth.

Ruben Juch

Ruben Juch

Director I Producer

Ruben’s work is driven by a passion for films relating to God’s love. He wants to share unique testimonies and inspiring stories about God’s greatness with as many people as he possibly can.
Ruben won the award for Best Video Production 2010 at the Killarney Adventure Film Festival. After making several of his own film productions he came into contact with the Living Image guys. Ruben’s desire is to make films that inspire both Christians and non-Christians, films that show them God is alive and that He loves people.

Henk-Jan van Maanen

Henk-Jan van Maanen

Officemanager I Producer

Henk-Jan produced and directed two documentaries in Georgia. He continued to work as a director, producer and reporter in the Netherlands. He is now one of the co-owners of Living Image.
‘Through my work I hope to portray man as he is: as a child of God. Our lives are a mix of happiness and disappointment, beauty and brokenness, wisdom and foolishness, succes and failure. God stands above all that. He values us, no matter what. And he teaches us to change the way we think about our lives and the world we live in. We can learn to see ourselves and others as children of God. Film can help you with that. It can reveal what life is worth living for. That’s why I’m a filmmaker.’
Laurens van der Geer

Laurens van der Geer

Cameraman I Editor

Laurens is the image in Living Image. He’s in charge of the footage all the way from the camera to the big screen. Laurens is a filmmaker with a passion for cinematography. He studied film in both Amsterdam and Utrecht and won the award for Best Cinematography at the Nieuwe Filmers Festival (a Dutch initiative for novice filmmakers) in 2014.

Living Image creates the opportunity for Laurens to combine his work and faith professionally, which is a satisfying experience for him. Laurens is always looking for improved technologies and innovative film styles. He wants to make sure that the stories told by Living Image have the impact they deserve to have.

Stephan Valkenier

Stephan Valkenier

Cameraman I Editor

As a filmmaker, Stephan is ever drawn by the stories of people from all over the world. Stephan lived in Argentina for two years and loves to travel. In 2016, his documentary Arctic Light won the award for best journalistic graduation project.

After finishing his studies in photography and journalism, Stephan found a way to combine his love of God, travelling and film by working as a camera man and editor for Living Image. He wants to tell stories that honor God and show God’s work in the world.

 

 

 

 

 

Foto credits: Ruben Timman – No Words