Jeroen Van der Stock (born in 1979) lives and works in Japan. He graduated in 2002 at the St.-Lukas Hogeschool Brussels (section Audiovisual Arts) with a retrospective installation of his works. During his studies he focused primarily on experimental travel documentaries and spent a lot of time abroad.
In 2008 Van der Stock made his debut feature documentary "Wild Beast", an intimate portrait of a Chinese film extra. In 2011 he shot his second documentary "Silent Visitors". It had its world premiere at the CPH: DOX festival in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Wild Beast, Documentary, 2008
Silent Visitors, Documentary, 2012
Silent Visitors (Orig.) / 2012 / Belgium, Japan / 64 min
In Silent Visitors, Ayumi, Doitehu and Mike all share the same passion for haikyo. Their visits to these contemporary ruins reveal some aspects of their unique personalities, and at the same time, shines a subdued light on a post-tsunami Japanese society.