Thomas Vroege (b. 1988, Rotterdam) is a filmmaker based in Amsterdam. Vroege graduated in audiovisual design at AKV | St. Joost in Breda with the short documentary The Son and The Stranger. This film won a WILDCARD of Dutch Film Fund and was broadcast by VPRO. His experimental debut film debut So Help Me God, a visual journey through the world of finance, was screened in the Goudenkalf- and Debut Competition at the Dutch Film Festival.
His most recent film 9 Days – From My Window In Aleppo, about the start of the Syrian uprising in the city of Aleppo, was screened at leading international festivals such as DOK Leipzig, Clermont-Ferrand and IFFR. His film plan Theater Of The Crowd was awarded with the IDFA Media Fund Documentary prize in 2015.
As an editor, Vroege worked a.o. with photographer Ad Nuis on Oil & Paradise, a multimedia installation as a road trip in which Nuis ironically examines the newly acquired wealth of the former Soviet state Azerbaijan. It was shown on Photo Festival Naarden, Dutch Photo Museum and the International Photography Biennial Beijing. His style as editor is characterized by a strong team player and ability to create.
Besides, in collaboration with Mark Jan van Tellingen, Vroege develops PARANOIA.WATCH, an index / smart watch app that attempts to measure the impact of terrorism on society. Since 2012 Vroege is an advisor to the Dutch Cultural Media Fund. In 2013 he was advisor to the documentary committee for the Dutch Film Festival.