Renée Scheltema is a Dutch documentary filmmaker and photographer. After her degree in Criminology, she went to the University of California in Berkeley, School of Journalism. Her main subjects were TV-Journalism and Photo-Journalism. For 25 years Renée has worked for Dutch television as a director, producer and camera-person. Some of her documentaries, like “Hush, A Portrait of Tracy Payne”, “Seven Days in Burma”, “The Death Penalty”, “Portrait of A Zen Couple”and “The Bus” were selected at international film festivals. Renée has just finished an award-winning documentary feature called “Something Unknown Is Doing We Don’t Know What” .
As a photographer, Renée has been working for magazines and newspapers in Holland, the US, and South Africa. She was a member of Gamma Liaison in New York, now called Getty Images.
When a few curious psychic events happened around her all at once, documentary filmmaker Renée Scheltema decided to set out to the US and meet with the top scientists, para-psychologists, psychologists, physicians, and doctors, who are doing research in this field.