Everyman is a 10 minute visual essay,

developed and supported by the Scottish

Documentary Institute's highly acclaimed

Bridging the Gap programme.

A personal, visual essay about gender transition – focusing on the social context and implications and exploring how the world is different living as female compared to being perceived as male.
Jack tells his story by using and reframing gender focused tropes and imagery from popular culture, mythology, history and art.
Starring an all-queer cast to display different aspects of Jack's life and identity, mirroring his experience from his unique point of view.

Everyman was shortlisted for the Grierson Award and won Best Short Film at the BAFTA qualifying SQIFF 2021 and Best Film at Euregion Film Festival 2022.

So far Everyman has been selected/screened at the following festivals:​

WORLD PREMIERE – Glasgow Film Festival 2021
Glasgow Short Film Festival 2021
Frameline International LGBTQ+ Film Festival 2021

Galway Film Fleadh 2021
Bolton Film Festival 2021
Aesthetica Film Festival 2021
Dayton LGBT Film Festival 2021
OUTShine LGBTQA+ Film Festival 2021

SQIFF 2021 | *Winner Best Short Film Award*
KUKI International Short Film Festival  2021

Interfilm Short Film Festival 2021
MIX CPH 2021

DOC NYC 2021
Inverness Film Festival 2021

Bogota Short Film Festival 2021

Dublin International Film Festival 2022

British Shorts Film Festival Berlin 2022

Euregion Short Film Festival 2022 | *Winner Best Film*

BFI Flare 2022
Sebastopol Film Festival | USA 2022
ACT Human Rights Film Festival

Seattle Internationall Film Festival | USA 2022

St. Kilda Film Festival | Aus 2022

Cannes Short Film Corner | As part of Cinesud's Emerging Talent to Cannes programme.

News and Reviews:

Euregion Film Festival 2022 announce winners

Queer Films to look out for at Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival


The New Current | 15th LICHTSPIELKLUB

The Grierson Trust | Shortlist 2021 


Eye for Film at SQIFF *REVIEW*


Screen Scotland | Made in Scotland


Meet the stars of Glasgow Short Film Festival 2021 *REVIEW*


Take one Action | Glasgow Film Festival 2021: Our Top Picks *REVIEW*


Glasgow Short Film Festival Announces BAFTA qualifying Competition Programme

GSFF Official Website

Glasgow Film Festival Announces 2021 Programme

Glasgow Film Festival Official Website

Bridging the Gap 2020 commissions announced (mentions working title Venus & Mars)

Screen Scotland Official Website

Everyman commissioned by SDI (mentions working title Venus & Mars)

SDI Bridging the Gap 2020 Announcement


Jack is a Dutch born, UK based filmmaker and graduate from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. In 2018 Jack won the Glasgow Short Film Festival Production Attic pitch with his film, Bouba & Kiki (2019), which premiered in the BAFTA qualifying competition at the festival the following year. That same year Jack was selected for the prestigious BFI Network Weekender.

His short film Everyman (2021) was commissioned through the Scottish Documentary Institute’s Bridging the Gap programme. It won Best short film at SQIFF, as well as being shortlisted for a Grierson Award and screening at multiple BAFTA and Oscar qualifying festivals - including Galway Fleadh, Interfilm Berlin, DOC NYC, Frameline and Bogoshorts.

They've just finished a short film titled 'Who I Am Now', funded by Creative Scotland and LEAP. The script has been written by BAFTA winning writer Michael Lee Richardson and is being produced by Reece Cargan at Bombito productions. 

Jack is developing their first feature, Boifriend, as writer-director and has received early development funding for this through Short Circuit.

He has been selected for the BFI Flare x BAFTA Crew 2021 mentorship programme and is being mentored by Oscar winning producer Iain Canning.