The team of AKATAK works on film, photography and installation work. Let us introduce you to the creative minds...
Karlijn Milder (1987) has a passion for image. She trained in Audiovisual Media at the University of the Arts Utrecht (HKU), where she graduated cum laude in 2011 with a specialization in cinematography. During and after her education she was director of photography on several films. After her studies she began researching her skills as a photographer and director throughout the process.
In 2014 while in Italy, Karlijn, her collaborator Mats Logen and her sister Lotte Milder made the guerrilla short fiction film Fabiola. After this she continued to build more fictitious worlds, collaborating with her sister Lotte. In 2018 they have output the video-installation ‘Tiny Monuments’ as well as a short fiction film ‘One, no one, 100.000’. Which won the ‘Best Director Award’ in the category short film at the Noida International Film Festival 2019 in India.
Lotte Milder (1990) graduated from the Maastricht Theatre Academy in 2016 as a performer. Thus, her experience began at an internship with the theatre group Wunderbaum, where her passion to combine her skills as a performer and director originated. She has shown her own work at the Fashionclash Festival, Boijmans van Beuningen Museum, Van Abbemuseum, the Compagnietheater and various theater and film festivals.
When graduating from the Theater Academy, Lotte was nominated for the Henriette Hustinx prize for promising young talent. Together with her sister Karlijn, she is currently the directing duo the 'Milder sisters' and they are working on a VR installation and a short fiction film. Besides Lotte also works as an actress.
Mats Logen (1989) is fascinated by stories and visual aesthetics and has been working on alternative cinematic narrative from a young age. With his first fiction film that he wrote and made himself, he won the national finale of Kunstbende in 2008. A year later, the film was shown at the International Film Festival in Rotterdam.
During his childhood Mats mainly watched wildlife documentaries, and this is reflected in his work. A recurring motif is the way how a vulnerable, almost hopeless-looking organism manages to fend itself against the real world. Fear and magic blends together in his work, creating something whats looks like an adult fairy tale.
Mats is currently working on several video installations that aesthetically draw attention to a fragile world. He works with corals and researches the change earthy materials undergo by absorbing light.