“I got aquatinted with Harrie through my friend Aleks Sakowski from Sakowski Studios NZ. I was looking for someone who could connect with my music, and help me create a cool visual for the first track ‘Silence Speaks’ off the new Scalper LP. Aleks suggested that I speak with Harrie. The Universal forces were definitely at work and we came to a mutually beneficial agreement to work together on the video based on our passion for our respective art. Harrie tuned into my ideas and vibration of Scalper seamlessly, and with his experience and knowledge of film we were able to work together in a lovely way. His chosen assistant was also very professional and supportive for the shoot. Harrie with his script planning, professionalism and attention to my lyrics in the music brought to light visually what I felt that the track was asking for. A true gentleman and a pleasure to know and work with is Hendrikus De Vaan. I hope to work with him again when fortune strikes me again.”


“I’ve worked with Harrie on a few projects, both hiring him for filming jobs, and with me acting as part of a commercial. Each time I am reminded of his professionalism, attention to detail, time management, and most importantly – his skill level. 

Harrie is immensely capable at his craft and you can see it by how much he enjoys what he does. I look forward to working with Harrie again in the future.”

Miro Sudžum
Marketing Manager – Wireless Nation

“Working with Harrie on my “Be My Lady” music video was nothing short of an EPIC experience. Harrie really made the whole experience stress free and a lot of fun. He has had some pretty big success in the film industry and that was evident in the way that he had everything planned to a tee. He also helped me feel more relaxed in front of the camera which was a huge thing for an uptight dude like me.

Since the release, I have been featured in MOOD magazine and landed various gigs around the country including playing for Sofar Sounds in Wellington.”

Brian Norton
Musician – FinRahZel

“Hendrikus De Vaan is fantastic to work with. He’s very intuitive with clients and very creative. He’s demonstrated himself as a skilled problem solver and very patient. We work with a high volume of freelancers, but he stands out for his prompt delivery. He’s a talented individual and lovely to work with.”

Sean Duran
Owner – Sean Duran studios

Harrie is an amazing person to work with!! He directed our first music video, and I could not have asked for anyone beter to help us with this project. He brings a lot of experience and made us all feel very at ease while shooting the video. He is really professional and hard working and I would recommend for anyone to work with him. I would like to thank him again for all his hard work and what he has done for us! We are looking forward to work with him again in the future.

Gerrit Nel
Vocalist, Unwanted Subject

I worked with Harrie to create an explainer video for our startup and had an absolutely superb experience. I was 10 out of 10 delighted not only with the final product, but with our collaboration process. It’s very rare to find someone who is so highly reliable, creatively talented, communicative, dedicated, and detail-focused. At every turn I felt like Harrie worked on our video as if it was his own. I’d work with Harrie again in a heartbeat.

Todd Myers
Founder & CEO of Tally

“Hendrikus has focus and diligence. He has skilfully crafted a charming personal short. I am excited to watch this artist evolve & mature, and look forward to his next piece.”

Misha Klein
Animation Director

“Whilst tutoring I first met Hendrikus at the New Zealand Film and Television School where he showed an above average understanding of film making and commitment to the craft. I’ve watched Hendrikus over the past few years grow personally and push himself in film making, particularly Stop Motion where I think his excellent film “Disappear” shows his dedication, creativity, vision, skill and talent plus his ability to work around and solve problems where many would give up. Hendrikus is hard working, has a vision and would be an asset to any company.”

David Paul NZCS

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