Jonathan Sipkema is a freelance filmmaker living in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Jonathan’s experience in filmmaking, writing and art direction allow for movement across disciplines, from interior design and travel to food cultures and music.

His work is distinguishable by its attention to the senses; the honest stories he seeks have a likeness to memories, accessible to his audience through light, smell, material, textures and sound. Jonathan’s artistic eye and experience make for a compelling roster of work.

Fortuna Vlieland – Bier uit de branding

Director, writer, camera & editor

There is a very special brewery on Vlieland called Fortuna. They make beer from island dune water, in a beautiful energy sufficient building, with an amazing care for detail. Tom van Huisstede and I made a film about their story and ideology, which you can now watch in their own little theater chapel in the brewery.

De Utrecht

Director, concept, camera & editor

De Utrecht is a hidden jewel in Friesland, built in 1904 Jugendstil and in 2021 restored and renovated to house new art exhibitions.

Eefje de Visser & Nick Verstand


With a team brought together by Dammes Kieft we filmed an audiovisual piece by Eefje de Visser & Nick Verstand on the edge of live performance and visual art at the art studio of Joep van Lieshout.

In And Out The Haze 

Director, writer, camera & editor

The Resurrection is a new formation inspired by early techno, heavy synths and new wave. In their first music video you explore the boundaries of sexual identification and mental health.



Spinvis presents a magical live performance on the beach of Vlieland during sunset as part of the 2020 broadcast “De Uitzending” directed by Thomas Bierens for Into the Great Wide Open.

Price – Mute City

Director, camera & editor

In video for Mute City, the first single of Price’s new album they perform their new song in a special decor formed by art pieces made by good friend Indigo.


Director, camera & editor