She majored in screenwriting and directing at the Dutch Film and Television Academy in Amsterdam. From the mid-90s, she has written and directed various successful shorts and series, as well as fiction, non-fiction, live action films, and animations. In 2005, she directed her first full-length feature for children, ‘Winky’s Horse’, which was screened at the Berlinale.
She graduated in medieval Dutch language and literature at the University of Amsterdam in 1992. Since 1994, a prolific writer and screenwriter, with over 30 books for children, several feature film scripts, drama series and plays on her account. Based on her first film script, ‘Winky’s Horse’ (2005) was a national and international success. ‘Romy’s Salon’, the adaptation of her novel directed by Mischa Kamp won the Cinekid Award for Best Dutch Family Film 2019.