Klaas Arie Westland


Klaas Arie Westland (1978) is a writer, director and producer. He graduated at the Academy of Arts “St. Joost” in Breda (NL) in Film in 2004. Since then he assisted on many films and short films, such as SIMON (Eddy Terstall), The Muse (Ben van Lieshout), AUTUMN LEAVES and SOY (Arash Tagarian) and many others. In 2007 he won ‘The One Minutes’competition with his short film ‘BOB DYLAN WANNABE’ and his photo of Tara Elders was chosen for the winning Dutch Film poster contest of 2008. In his own initiated author driven films like ZONDER (2013) and now DE LEEUW (2014) he likes to work with non-actors, playing characters whose lives closely resemble their own.