Director Biography – Gideon van Eeden (GOD GLITCH)

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Gideon van Eeden is a South African former television actor and theatre creator who attained success in South Africa and performed in various European countries. After emigrating to the Netherlands he has worked as a filmmaker for corporate clients, NGO’s and wildlife documentary. His short film Bijltjesdag (Day of Reckoning) is currently screening at festivals world wide and marks his debut as a director of narrative fiction with numerous awards and nominations. His second short film, The Apricot Tree, premiered at the Raindance Film Festival in 2018 and is being received well on the festival circuit. Both productions were made as part of his studies in screenwriting and directing with the Raindance MA programme and the University of Staffordshire, which he completed with distinction. His third outing, God Glitch, was crowned overal winner at the GoShort 48 Hour Festival in Nijmegen, the Netherlands and will have its international Premiere at FilmQuest in September. He is currently in pre-production for 3:42AM, a horror web series and has his first feature film in development.

Director Statement

The premise of our story delves into a dystopian future where science is able to compress the sum of all experience from of an entire human life into an algorithm. This poses many questions to our current state, where we are captives in an ever accelerating race to automate and digitise our reality.


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