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Jackie van Beek

Actor, Director, Writer

The multi-talented Jackie van Beek emerged from Wellington’s theatre scene in the 1990s. After directing a run of award-winning shorts, her first feature The Inland Road was invited to the 2017 Berlin Film Festival. She went on to co-direct, co-write and co-star in comedy The Breaker Upperers, with Madeleine Sami. As an actor, van Beek is probably best known for playing a vampire groupie on What We Do in the Shadows

A bit of panic excites me, actually. You learn to be bold and to fail and to carry on. That’s when you truly feel alive. Jackie van Beek, in a Listener interview with Diana Wichtel, 15 October 2015