Photo: Roeltje van de Sande Bakhuyzen
Lotte van Gaalen (1990) studied to be a documentary filmmaker. After directing her first film for Dutch public television, she switched to working in radio.
Her first audiostory Aanraken (2015) was broadcast by the VPRO podcast and radioshow Toendra. In that same year she won the Korte Golf radio-contest audience award. Later she contributed to podcasts like Het leven, een gebruiksaanwijzing (VPRO), Luisterruit (A creative branded podcast for the Dutch Railways), Dokter Corrie’s Eerste Keren (NTR, a show for pre-teens with short personal stories about love and sex) and De Locker (animated shorts for teens about sex and consent). She also made audio documentaries like Met of Zonder God (NTR) about losing and finding faith, Dagboek van Dora (VPRO) about the diary of her great-grandmother, or De geschiedenis van het vrouwelijk orgasme (VPRO) on historical and contemporary perspectives of female sexuality.
Lotte also produces audio stories for museums, dance- and theater companies, and art spaces. Her work addresses topics like family relationships, sexuality and religion.
Below is some of her work in English or with English captions.