Charlot van Heeswijk is a freelance Filmmaker and Artist based in Berlin.
Growing up as a digital native and with a passion for the arts, Charlot began drawing and painting on a graphic tablet early in her youth. She uses Adobe Photoshop and a Wacom Tablet to emulate traditional painting techniques in her post-digital artwork. In the past few years, she began experimenting with traditional materials such as oil on wood, canvas or MDF. The focus of her work is on portraiture and visual self-expression, depicting people, faces and figures, the stories behind them or her connection to them. It is also heavily influenced by Film, TV, music and popculture.
Charlot has worked and volunteered in many both creative and administrative jobs ranging from commissioned paintings, illustration work, graphic- and webdesign, photography, video editing, set design, working as an assistant director, production assistant and casting agent to writing, producting, directing and editing her own short films, music videos and documentaries.
After graduating in 2015 she spent more than six months traveling New Zealand in a van while working on farms and in factorys to support her further travels. Traveling has since remained a passion of hers and in recent years she has picked up analogue and street photography to document her travels through Europe and India.
Living in Berlin, she is now focusing her creative energy on building her career as a freelance filmmaker and artist. She joined the Berlin art collective and production company SILENTFILM as an Art Director in 2017 and continues to work freelance.
Photo: Clemens Barth
Abitur, Herderschule Giessen
born in Wetzlar, Germany
Solo Show "Summa Summarum", Antik & More Einrichtungen, Giessen
Screenplay, Producer, Director, Post-Production
"Building Knowledge (WT)", 20min documentary, in post-production
"Pleasure", Music Video for FHAT, co-directed with Than-Long Vo
"Keep Me Back from Making You My Joy", Music Video for Finn Lynden and Lisa Harres
"Acht Uhr Neunundzwanzig", 12 minute short
"Die Antwort", 5 minute short