Malu Janssen is a filmmaker and screenwriter based in Amsterdam.
Malu Janssen (1989) studied theater and film studies at Utrecht University before entering the Netherlands Film Academy where she graduated in 2016.
Her graduation film EIGEN (Our own) is a short film about identical twin sisters trying to find an identity of their own during a spiritual retreat. OUR OWN premiered at Winterthur before traveling to other festivals like Palm Springs.
She just finished her new short STUFF, about a woman’s far reaching love for her design objects, which had it's international premiere at PalmSprings Shortfest 2020.
Currently she is cowriting her first feature film De Afvalligen (The Dumped), which is about a girl attempting to get out of the underground waste container she was born in. The Dumped was presented at the cinemart at IFFR in the BoostNL section.
Malu aspires to make films that engage with their audiences and that don't only appeal to the emotions, but even more to the mind. She likes both realism and surrealism in order to explore the ways of people.