United by Fire
United by Fire was my first film as director. I accompanied an expedition team to Papua, Indonesia as a solo camera woman to film a group of firemen and burn survivors climbing the highest mountain in Oceania.
- Expedition Photographer
- Fund Raiser (Cinecrowd)
- Motion Graphic Designer
‘United by Fire’, follows the preparation and journey through the challenging terrain of West Papua to reach the mysterious and illusive Carstensz Pyramid, the highest peak in Australasia. The film follows Rene Tol, Gita van Duinen and Dominique Georges who have all overcome horrific burn injuries, including the infamous night club fire in Volendam, teaming up with three firemen from the Dutch city of Amsterdam.
In an upfront encounter, three people who know the pain of fire and three people whose very job it is to save people from fire, join forces on a unique adventure, blended with the rich Papuan culture, to achieve a common goal. It is not only a physical one, but one that proves that a life changing injury does not have to rule your life, and that you still can achieve what ever your dreams may be... inspiring others to follow their own challenges.