HU Story – Man Overboard

Visual storytelling
  • Creative director Victor van Vloten
  • Director Mark den Hoed
  • D.O.P Jelmer van Son
  • Camera assistant Kane Jansen
  • Producer Marieke Cillessen, Stijntje Vogelaar

For years, we’ve partnered with Hogeschool Utrecht to create HU-Stories. Our goal is to showcase socially relevant research, spark creative thinking, and inspire change. Through a series of films, we answer important questions: Why is this knowledge crucial? What happened? Who contributed? What lies ahead?

These stories shed light on significant subjects, engage audiences, and promote innovative perspectives. By sharing the journey, participants, and outcomes, we aim to encourage others to think differently and make a positive impact. Through visual storytelling, we bring these HU-Stories to life, inviting viewers to join us on an inspiring exploration.


In this story, we delve into the realm of Defense. When you fall from a ship, survival time in cold water is limited to a few minutes. That’s why the Dutch Ministry of Defense challenged HU students to create a system for rapidly locating and rescuing survivors. Check out the urgency film below. Want to see more? 

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