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 and mixed media collages. The focus of her artistic work is on portraiture and visual self-expression, depicting people, faces, figures and exploring questions and ideas about identity.
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, producing, directing and editing her own short films, music videos and documentaries all while being self-taught.
In recent years she has started to visually document her travels through Europe and India as well as everyday life around her.
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
studying Theatre & Film Studies (BA) at Freie Universität Berlin
Abitur, Herderschule Giessen
born in Wetzlar, Germany
Solo Show "UMLYNGKA", Antik & More Einrichtungen, Giessen
Solo Show "Summa Summarum", Antik & More Einrichtungen, Giessen
"Stadt Ohne Morgen", documentary, in Pre-Production
"Both Ways", 2min Music Video for NEL
"FREI_RAUM", 2,50min feminist short
"STFU", 7min Music Video for IZZI BIZZI / Artist Collaboration
"Building Knowledge.", 20min documentary
"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