About


Elise is a documentary- and video director with a vibrant, colourful style and a passion for human interest stories and different subcultures.

She holds a Bachelor in Anthropology, a Masters in International Development and finished a study in documentary making. Elise is best described as a creative bird with a strong visual focus, travelling the world to capture stories. Meanwhile her home is in both Amsterdam and Rio de Janeiro, where she lives in a favela. 

She completes her work as a videographer, editor and a content maker for the NGO Estrela da Favela in Rio de Janeiro.  Occasionally she writes journalist articles and does photography. Among her clients are Ikon, VPRO, BNNVARA, NOS Sport, de Volkskrant, VICE and Unicef India.

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

Elise showed up numerous times in the press. Amongst them are RTL Late Night, NOSop3, FunX Radio, Radio langs de lijn, de Volkskrant, NRC Handelsblad, Trouw en Algemeen Dagblad.