Esther Kool Cinematographer

Cinematography and steadicam

"With an eye for detail, heart for craftsmanship and love for documentary."

Office: Delftsestraat 25
3013AD Rotterdam
The Netherlands
Mail: info@estherkool.nl
Phone: +31 (0) 644288696

Ever since I was 14 years old I'd been dreaming of viewing the world through the lens of a camera. This thanks to Hugo van Lawick who filmed the wildlife documentary ‘The leopard son’ I had watched in the cinema in 1996. I suddenly realized there was actually somebody out there to film these animals and unknown places, and knew I wanted to be that someone.
Years later, in 2009, I graduated the film academy in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. On my first assignment after graduation I had the great opportunity of sailing around the world as part of the crew of the VPRO TV-documentary series 'the Beagle, In Darwin's wake'.
Ever since I've been working as a freelancer amongst many amazing people, on a great variety of projects.


  • Altijd 19 Documentary
  • The Governance Gap - Documentary
  • Zien - Documentary
  • Fietzerria - Documentary
  • Animated Youngsters # 1 Challenge Everything
  • Animated Youngsters # 2 Challenge Accepted
  • Animated Youngsters # 3 Durf te Glitchen
  • Animated Youngsters #4 The Matrix
  • Animated Youngsters # 5 Processing


  • Broertje - Fiction
  • Hut 2057 - Fiction
  • Redmond Poem - Fiction
  • Mama's as (Mamma's ashes) - Fiction