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TARANAKI DAILY NEWS “Taranaki director Hendrikus De Vaan takes out silver in Cannes”

OnePointFour – “New talent: Hendrikus De Vaan”

HUFFINGTON POST – “A Life in Stop Motion: A Journey From Benefits to Award-Winning Young Filmmaker”

The New Current “BFI Future Festival London 2015 – DISAPPEAR, dir. Hendrikus De Vaan”

ProCreate – Film Review and Director Interview

TARANAKI DAILY NEWS – “There’s no stopping this dedicated young film-maker”

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Festivals & Awards



32DISAPPEAR won the Young Filmmaker award at the Shuffle Festival in London, 2014. Judged by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Danny Boyle – along with BAFTA Award-nominated director Clio Barnard (The Selfish Giant), fellow award-winning director Sally El Hosaini (My Brother the Devil) and Actor/Director Dexter Fletcher.


Additionally, DISAPPEAR won silver at the Young Directors Awards at Cannes Lions in 2015