Director and screenwriter Maurice Trouwborst graduated at the Utrecht School of the Arts HKU in 2006. His graduation film JEF won three audience awards at national festivals. After graduation, he directed television drama URFELD, the Christmas viral A MERRY HUNT and the television drama DAMES4. He also directed the sci-fi youth series ZENITH, winner of the Cinekid Lion Jury Award in 2017 and nominated for a Rockie Award at BANFF 2018. The series was sold to Arte and broadcasted in Germany and France.
Since 2018 he is showrunning and directing the successful youth series FLOOR RULES, which is broadcasted in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Norway, Denmark, Belgium and France. Winning both Jury and Audience Lion Awards at Cinekid and the International Emmy Award for Best Children’s Series. His debut feature film CAPTAIN NOVA opened the 35th Cinekid Festival and won the Lions for Best Children’s Film. It’s theatrical release was in December of 2021 and on since April 2022 on Netflix.
Maurice Trouwborst is speaker at the Vrijplaats Residency 2022.