Joosje Duk is a (screen)writer, director and actress. She wrote and directed the successful short film NIGHT, which won the HuffPost Arts Impact Award, was selected for over 25 film festivals, gained over 950k views online and screened at Disney’s studios. The film stars Rachel Hilson (NBC’s THIS IS US and HULU’s LOVE, VICTOR) and was made as Joosje’s thesis film at NYU.
Joosje’s short film THIN ICE (GLAD IJS), won the ShortsTV Pitch Award at the Netherlands Film Festival and screened at the Oscar-qualifying Hamptons and Atlanta Film Festival. In collaboration with Dutch network VPRO, Joosje wrote and directed her first pilot, GAPPIES. This led her to direct her first 8-episode web series, #FITGIRLS. In 2020, Joosje wrote and directed the comedy web series ALMOST STARRING (EDELFIGURANT). The series was selected for the Golden Calf Competition (Dutch Oscars) at the Netherlands Film Festival.
In 2021, Joosje won the Netflix New Voices script contest with her Dutch feature screenplay, an anti-rom com about female sexuality. Netflix has optioned the script and is now developing it into a Netflix Original Film. In September, Joosje’s non-fiction debut, IK ZIE JE BIJ DE UITGANG (I’LL SEE YOU AT THE EXIT), was released by Lebowski Publishers. The book is an ICU diary she wrote for her father about his battle with covid.
Joosje is in development of her first US feature film, SUNSHOWERS, a whimsical story exploring mental health issues through the eyes of a young woman who loses her sight of color.
Joosje aims to create socially conscious content through a colorful lens. She has also taught camera acting lessons at the Codarts and Fontys performing arts schools. She enjoys modern art, running across the Williamsburg Bridge, wearing colorful sweaters and eating chocolate. To be able to work on both continents, Joosje travels between New York and The Netherlands.