I am an independent artist/filmmaker and senior lecturer in fiction and documentary filmmaking at Liverpool John Moores University.

My work is presented at film festivals, museums, art exhibitions, and conferences. After finishing an MA in Philosophy (University of Amsterdam) I completed an MA in Documentary Filmmaking (Royal Holloway University of London). I'm currently completing a PhD by practice about animal representations in film.

One of my most recent films The Breeder (2017, UK/USA) is a short film commissioned by Imagine Science Films and Labocine New York as part of the feature film Mosaic. My film chapter combines documentary, animation, and fiction. I am also in the process of developing my feature debut Wolfpark (exp. 2019) with Lucie Tremblay (Lowik Media, Canada) and Anita Norfolk (Folkfilm, Norway and Mosaic Films, UK).

Previously I was tutor at Edinburgh College of Art / University of Edinburgh and worked at Scottish Documentary Institute.

Kooij is pronounced as: coy
:-)

Demelza Kooij