My name is Nicolaas, I’m an average european guy. I like to document things of grey, but I like color gradients, too. I also like nature. As I live in a city, I’m often watching clouds and sunsets. Right now I look out the window and see: several houses, cars… and everywhere inside these people. There are people I somehow like, and also moments I might enjoy, but there’s no time to process it, because in the hours I could, I prefer crying lonely.


APRIL 2019
After a seven weeks researching residency program at University Hospital Dresden on virtual (AR) imaging by stimulation of the optic nerve by means of high ion radiation, finally proceeding with "Final Stage" prequel: "First Time [The Time For All But Sunset [VIOLET]" or/and the feature film "EndJoy – The Time For All But Sunset".
Finalizing short film "Believe", preparing and shooting "Snackers" film with Tim Slim, collapsing, break...
MARCH 20018
Visiting some international places for a smaller spring screening tour. Later I will be for a short residency in Riga, preparing Slowreel solo film night shows for Braunschweig, Kiel and Berlin in summer&autumn. Music videos for THERNST and Michaela Melián.
Still confused... first steps to normalize life with prospect (0.5.3). New short video in finalisation, preparing some exhibition participations in Berlin and Hamburg.
JUNE 2017
I am recently back from a small tour in Berlin, Paris and Mexico City with the "Autumn" film and currently working on the funding of life&projects, preparing an exhibition for Berlin in September. From autumn I will be for an EndJoyTour, screening a few worldwide film festivals with national premieres of "Final Stage".
"Final Stage" film is final – world premiere at Berlin International Film Festival – feeling a cozy ray of sun in a deep dark winter.

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CV Exhibitions (selection, 16MB)

Nicolaas Schmidt lives and works as a Human Resource and Gréyalisateur in Hamburg, Europe. He studied Visual Communication (Film) and Fine Arts (Mixed Media, Time Based Media) at HFBK Hamburg Academy of Fine Arts (at/with: please see progress/thankyou 0.3.1-0.4.0). In 2016 he graduated with honors. His works are shown at international film festivals and exhibitions, sometimes they receive prizes.
He performs with various media and concepts. Main points of interest in time-based stuff are atmospheric long-term dramaturgies with repetitive elements of emotion, reduction, banality or subtle ambivalent radicalism. Some occasionally call this Visual Poetry or Romantic Conceptualism.
He is a founding member of VETO Film, EndJoy Entertainment and Eternaltrend, a production and distribution lab for audiovisual simplicities, that for example offers the color gradient online series "36000 Frames RGB". Currently he is available.


German Film Critics Association Award VDFK (Best Short Film 2017) "Final Stage"
Glasgow Short Film Festival (Special Mention Intl. Competition) "Final Stage"
Thai Short Film and Video Festival "R.D. Pestonji Medal" Best Short Film "Final Stage"
Berlin Intl. Film Festival, Special Jury Prize (Perspektive Deutsches Kino) "Final Stage"
Nomination, Teddy Award, Berlin Intl. Film Festival (Best Short Film) "Final Stage"
First Steps Award, German Film Academy (Best Medium-Length Fiction) "Final Stage"
Intl. Short Film Festival Hamburg, Jury Award "36000 Frames RGB - 29th Special: The Manifestation Of Capitalism In Our Life Is The Sadness"
Karl H. Ditze Stiftung, Scholarship "36000 Frames RGB"
Message To Man Intl. Film Festival St. Petersburg, Jury Diploma (In Silico - Int. Competition of Experimental Films) "Sense+Inniocence"