Born in Rotterdam in 1970, Mischa Kamp studied screenwriting and directing at the Dutch Film and Television Academy from 1991 to 1996. After graduating, she writes and directs numerous fictional and documentary short films and series, dipping her toes in animation as well. In 2005, she reaches the goal she had set for herself by releasing her first feature film, Winky’s Horse which premieres at the Berlinale in the “Generation” strand. The sequel, Where Is Winky’s Horse (2007), also becomes an instant box office success in the Netherlands. Since then she has specialized in films for young audiences. With her coming-of-age drama Boys (2014), she wins several awards at international festivals, notably the award for the best feature and for the best youth film at the Zlín Film Festival.