Thalia De Jong
Thalia still can’t believe that being a grown up means being able to walk into a candy shop and just buy the candy. Just. Buy. All. The. Candy. It’s the best! So that’s one of the places you can find this Dutch director when she’s looking for inspiration. Or at the local petting zoo, where she’ll anxiously shove aside any toddler to get to her favorite animals: the guinea pigs. It's really no surprise at all that she ended up making the worlds first fashion film starring a prize winning guinea pig named Golden Boy. De Jong studied at the Design Academy Eindhoven, where she got to channel all her perfectionistic tendencies into graphic design. She loved being able to tell stories with images. And then Thalia discovered film. It's the best! She has been combining her love for highly stylized designs with quirky and playful editing ever since her graduation at 2011.