Miriam Kruishoop, born in the Netherlands, graduated with honors from the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam. Unprecedented Kruishoop won the Citroen Award at the Dutch film festival for best Graduation film, despite the fact she was only in her 3rd year.
She wrote and directed her first feature film Vive Elle when she was in her 4th year, then received a grant from the Dutch Film Foundation to finish the film while she was still in school. This was unheard of as students normally are not allowed to receive film grants.
Miriam directed her 2nd feature with childhood idol Helmut Berger and Thom Hoffman. Kruishoop is the youngest female to have directed a feature film in the Netherlands. She is also the youngest Gouden Kalf nominee for Best Director. 

Kruishoopís films and visual art are mainly character studies of women. Her work talks about internal conflicts, feelings of isolation and restraint and the incapability to communicate. They are studies of emotion.
Her work has an extreme esthetic. The intensity of the close-up, the usage of sound and the impactful images have a very unsettling effect on the viewer.
Kruishoop is a filmmaker with a unique talent and style. She writes, shoots, art-directs and edits most of her work herself.

Kruishoop has won several awards and also directed commercials and music videoís and has exhibited and published her photography. She has written and developed a number of film scripts and is currently in pre-production on her next feature film.




2009/2010 Samís Story (feature)

2005 Music videoís Roxy Saint 2x

2003 Commercials Douwe Egberts 2x

2002 Commercials Douwe Egberts 3x

2002 Commercial Vrom

2001 Bonanza (tv episode VPRO)

2001 Music video Photek (Virgin)

2001 Music video Nelson (Roadrunner)

2000 Sonic Fragments (video)

2000 Vedette (short)

2000 Unter Den Palmen (feature)

1999 Rabies (short)

1998 Vive Elle (feature)

1997 Sometimes itís hard to be a woman (short)

1996 Da Silva (short)


Awards & nominations

- Unter den Palmen, openings film Dutch film festival, Gouden Kalf
  (Dutch equivalent to the French Cesar) nomination best director,
  Won Gouden Kalf best cinematography Rogier Stoffers.

- Vive Elle, nominated for Tiger Award Rotterdam film festival

- Da Silva, won Citroen Award at Dutch film festival.

- Sometimes Itís Hard to be a Woman, won Fuji short film award

- Kruishoop won the culture price of the city of Amsterdam

- Kruishoop was also nominated for the Dutch culture price


Shows & exhibitions

2010 art fair PAN Amsterdam

2010 group show Witzenhausen gallery New York

2008 photo exhibition Chelsea Armory New York

2007 photo exhibition Catto gallery @ Tabby lounge,London

2003 photo exhibition Reflex modern art gallery,Amsterdam

2000 photo & video mixed media exhibition de
         Paviljoens, Almere