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)
Music videoís Roxy Saint 2x
Commercials Douwe Egberts 2x
Commercials Douwe Egberts 3x
Bonanza (tv episode VPRO)
Music video Photek (Virgin)
Music video Nelson (Roadrunner)
Sonic Fragments (video)
Unter Den Palmen (feature)
Vive Elle (feature)
Sometimes itís hard to be a woman (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.
Elle, nominated for Tiger Award Rotterdam film festival
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
show Witzenhausen gallery New York
photo exhibition Chelsea Armory New York
photo exhibition Catto gallery @ Tabby lounge,London
photo exhibition Reflex modern art gallery,Amsterdam
photo & video mixed media exhibition de