After graduating from the Netherlands Film Academy in 2008 with the award-winning short Gradually, writer/director Margot Schaap wrote/directed several short films. In 50 minutes films Lynn and Flarden Von Thomas, she further developed her style of an observatory eye for detail and a deep and intuitive visual understanding of characters’ behaviors. Her no-budget, master graduation film 12 Months in 1 Day (73’) premiered at IFFR 2015 and won Best Newcomer and the FIPRESCI award at the International FF Mannheim-Heidelberg 2015. While creating her first feature film Quicksand she also became a mother of three daughters.