Jeroen Houben

Film Director & Writer


The son of a television and camera salesman, Jeroen’s fascination with film began at an early age. He shot his first films at 8 years old and never looked back. A graduate in both design and film, his work is characterised by distinctive art direction, offbeat humour and understated comic performance. Music plays an important role in Jeroen’s films and he often serves as his own composer. Jeroen wrote and directed several internationally acclaimed short films including ‘Sorry’ (2013), ‘Best Wishes’ (2014) and ‘Home Suite Home' (2015). His film ‘Gips’ (2015) premiered at the prestigious Palm Springs Film Festival. 2018 saw the release of Jeroen's feature debut ‘De Matchmaker’ which he co-wrote and directed. The film drew over 100,000 visitors to Dutch cinemas, receiving the Golden Film status, and had its international premiere at the Dublin International Film Festival.