I’m Elise Roodenburg, a documentary director and journalist with a passion for human interest stories and subcultures.

I hold a bachelor in Anthropology, a masters in International Development and I’ve finished a study in documentary making. I’d describe myself  as a creative story teller with a strong visual focus. At my best when I’m traveling the world,  meanwhile my home is in both Amsterdam and Rio de Janeiro, where I live in a favela. 

I complete my work as a videographer, editor and a content maker for the NGO Estrela da Favela in Rio de Janeiro. Among my  other clients are VPRO, BNNVARA, NOS Sport, de Volkskrant, de Groene Amsterdammer, VICE and Unicef India.

I directed, produced and edited a feature length documentary Inside the Mind of Favela Funk which premiered at International Film Festival Rotterdam 2016. Also I directed the short documentary Mocromode for the VPRO which was shown at the Nederlands Film Festival 2018.

RTL Late Night 1
RTL Late Night 2
FunX 1
Funx 2
Radio langs de lijn 1 

Radio 1 Humberto Tan 1
Radio 1 Humberto Tan 2
Volkskrant Magazine
NRC Handelsblad
Editie NL