Cape Town-based filmmaker and photographer Renée Scheltema’s documentary on psychic phenomena, Something Unknown is Doing We Don’t Know What, has recently been selected to be screened at the prestigious Arizona International Film Festival.
Scheltema hails from Holland, and has studied Criminology at the University of Leiden as well as TV and Photo-journalism at the University of California in Berkley.
For 25 years she has worked for Dutch television as a director, producer and camera-person. Some of her documentaries, like Hush, a portrait of artist Tracy Payne; Seven Days in Burma, The Death Penalty, Portrait of a Zen Couple and The Bus have been selected at international film festivals.
Renee was inspired to explore the realms of psychic phenomena after a series of curious and unexplainable events happened around her all in a short period of time. She travelled to the US to meet up with the top scientists, para-psychologists, psychologists, physicians, doctors within the field of research.
The festival is in Tucson, Arizona, and runs from 16 to 26 of April.