Freedom is a huge theme in the life of AAGE. As a child, he wanted to be captain on a ship, thinking sailing the oceans would offer him the ultimate. But after a visit to the School of Maritime Studies crushed that fantasy, film making became his big freedom instead. After two internships on the set, he enrolled in the Netherlands Film Academy to graduate in 2003. Showing relationships between people and all that comes with that, like the variety of emotions, miscommunication, friction and drama, it what he likes to do best. Just don’t think he repeats himself in doing that. Finding copying the same thing utterly boring, he is the kind of guy that is always into trying something new and different. Maybe you can say he wants his films to be just as exiting as being woken up in the middle of the night with the surprise of a delicious dessert.