Jaap van Hoewijk (Rotterdam 1963) has been making documentaries since 1995. His debut film was Procedure 769, about the witnesses of the first execution of 25 years in California. In 2001 he made Family Secret , Jaap finds out his father didn’t die in an accident, but commited suicide. In 2012 he made Kill Your Darling a feature documentary about the police investigation into the murder of photo model Melissa Halstead, whose headless and handless body was found in a canal in Rotterdam in 1990. Zijn film, Killing Time, was selected for many festivals, among which IDFA and DOKLeipzig. In 2015 he made the 2part documentary The Trials a collection of touching, comical and sometimes painful confrontations between citizens and the judge.