Aaron Rookus (1983) graduated at the Utrecht school of Arts in 2008 and studied Film Science at the University of Amsterdam. His graduation film ‘I Wish I Could Share The Happiness Of Being Alone With Someone Else’ won several awards as well as his short debut ‘Wednesdays’ which was released in 2012. After several shorts, including the acclaimed ‘A Good Life’ (2015) he directed episodes for tv-series ‘Godforsaken’ (2017), ‘Icarus’ (2016) and ‘Towers of Power’ (2018). ‘GOODBYE STRANGER’ was his feature debut (Topkapi, 2022) in which stars acclaimed actor Martijn Lakemeier. He has written the episode ‘Ik ben ik’ of the second season of ‘NOOD’ (Pupkin/BNNVARA) and the fourth season of the series ‘Dertigers’ (Hollands Licht Productions) Aaron is currently filming his second feature and writer debut ‘THE IDYLL’ (Studio Ruba)
Aaron Rookus is a lecturer at the Utrecht University of the Arts.