Jackie van Beek

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Jackie van Beek (born 1976)[1] is a New Zealand film and television director, writer and actress.[2][3]

Early life[edit]

Van Beek was born and raised in Wellington and attended Onslow College. She studied contemporary dance at the Wellington Performing Arts Centre, then completed a linguistics degree at Victoria University of Wellington, graduating in 1998. Throughout her studies she wrote and produced plays in Wellington theatres and schools.[3]

Career[edit]

In 1999 van Beek moved to Auckland and worked on theatre productions, and she spent a year at Ohio Northern University as the writer-in-residence.[3] In 2006 van Beek moved to Australia and began making short films.[3] Her first feature film was The Inland Road, which was screened at the Berlin International Film Festival and the Seattle International Film Festival, followed by her second feature film, The Breaker Upperers.[4]

Van Beek has won a number of filmmaking awards, including SPADA New Filmmaker of the Year in 2013, as well as acting awards.[5] In 2014 she won Best Supporting Actress at the New Zealand Film Awards for her performance in What We Do in the Shadows.[6]

Personal life[edit]

Van Beek is married to comedian Jesse Griffin. They got engaged a month after they met in 2006. They have three children.[7]

Filmography[edit]

Plays[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
The Swimming Lessons Writer [3]
The Mayfly Writer [3]
Space Migrant Writer [3]
2005 My Brother and I are Porn Stars Co-writer, lead actress [3]

Films[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2007 Eagle vs Shark Burger Staff Actress[8]
2008 One Shoe Short [5]
2009 Just Like The Others Co-producer[9]
2011 Little Red Riding Hood Producer[9]
Go the Dogs Director, producer, writer[9]
2014 Uphill Director, writer, actress [10]
In Safe Hands Director, writer, lead actress [11]
What We Do in the Shadows Jackie [12]
2017 The Inland Road Director, writer[13]
2018 The Breaker Upperers Jen Writer, co-director, actress[14]

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2001 Love Mussel Actress [15]
2007 Rude Awakenings Actress [16]
2013-2015 Best Bits Panellist [17]
2014 Coverband Stacey Actress[9][18]
Short Poppies Elisa Actress[17]
2015-2018 Funny Girls Actress [9][18]
2016-2017 800 Words Actress [18]
2018 Wellington Paranormal Director [9]
2019 What We Do in the Shadows Director

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jackie van Beek". Auckland Actors. Retrieved 18 June 2018.
  2. ^ "Jackie van Beek | NZ On Screen". www.nzonscreen.com. NZ On Screen. Retrieved 16 June 2018.CS1 maint: others (link)
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h "Jackie van Beek | Playmarket". www.playmarket.org.nz. Retrieved 16 June 2018.
  4. ^ Cronin, Aimie (19 July 2017). "Funny Girls star Jackie van Beek makes directorial debut at Film Festival". NZ Herald. ISSN 1170-0777. Retrieved 16 June 2018.
  5. ^ a b "WIFT New Zealand | Film and Television Industry News from Women in Film and Television New Zealand - Jackie van Beek". www.wiftnz.org.nz. Retrieved 16 June 2018.
  6. ^ "Jackie van Beek | NZ On Screen". www.nzonscreen.com. NZ On Screen. Retrieved 16 June 2018.CS1 maint: others (link)
  7. ^ McKee, Hannah (2 May 2016). "Us Two: Comedian Jesse Griffin and actress Jackie van Beek". Stuff. Retrieved 26 December 2018.
  8. ^ "Credits | Eagle vs Shark | Film | NZ On Screen". www.nzonscreen.com. NZ On Screen. Retrieved 16 June 2018.CS1 maint: others (link)
  9. ^ a b c d e f "Jackie van Beek | NZ On Screen". www.nzonscreen.com. NZ On Screen. Retrieved 16 June 2018.CS1 maint: others (link)
  10. ^ "Uphill | Short Film | NZ On Screen". www.nzonscreen.com. NZ On Screen. Retrieved 16 June 2018.CS1 maint: others (link)
  11. ^ "Uphill | Short Film | NZ On Screen". www.nzonscreen.com. NZ On Screen. Retrieved 16 June 2018.CS1 maint: others (link)
  12. ^ "Credits | What We Do in the Shadows | Film | NZ On Screen". www.nzonscreen.com. NZ On Screen. Retrieved 16 June 2018.CS1 maint: others (link)
  13. ^ "The Inland Road | Film | NZ On Screen". www.nzonscreen.com. NZ On Screen. Retrieved 16 June 2018.CS1 maint: others (link)
  14. ^ "The Breaker Upperers | Film | NZ On Screen". www.nzonscreen.com. NZ On Screen. Retrieved 16 June 2018.CS1 maint: others (link)
  15. ^ "Credits | Love Mussel | Television | NZ On Screen". www.nzonscreen.com. NZ On Screen. Retrieved 16 June 2018.CS1 maint: others (link)
  16. ^ "Rude Awakenings | Series | Television | NZ On Screen". www.nzonscreen.com. NZ On Screen. Retrieved 16 June 2018.CS1 maint: others (link)
  17. ^ a b "NZ Comedy Festival: Jonny Brugh and Jackie Van Beek". NZ Herald. 21 April 2014. ISSN 1170-0777. Retrieved 16 June 2018.
  18. ^ a b c "Funny Girls' Jackie van Beek: Working for fun and family". Stuff. Retrieved 16 June 2018.

External links[edit]

Jackie van Beek on IMDb