Ester Gould

Ester Gould

Netherlands

Biography

Ester Gould (1975, Scotland) studied film and television studies in Amsterdam and New York. Later she attended the master's degree in Journalism from the University of Amsterdam. She has worked in the theater (Growing Up in Public), journalism (NOVA, Metropolis) and as a researcher, scriptwriter and assistant director, eg for filmmaker Heddy Honigmann. Since 2005 she has directed films herself. As part of the Kids & Docs workshop, they developed two youth documentaries: ALTIJD MAAR DAT GEZEIK (winner Kids & Docs Media Fund Award 2008) and DAVID DE STAR (Audience Award Boston Jewish Film Festival in 2011). Other films include the internationally exhibited documentary SHOUT (co-directed with Sabine Lubbe Bakker) and a diptych about poverty in The Netherlands co-directed with Sarah Sylbing: 50 CENT (2007) and DE REKENING VAN CATELIJNE (2012). Ester also works as a coach in the field of documentary development.

Films Selection