Daan Veldhuizen was born in the Netherlands in 1982 and studied Audiovisual Arts in Rotterdam. He works in cinema as director, cinematographer and editor. After making multiple short films he made his first long documentary Stories from Lakka Beach in 2011. Banana Pancakes and the Lonely Planet (original title: Banana Pancakes and the Children of Sticky Rice) is his second full-length documentary.
2015 Banana Pancakes and the Lonely Planet (doc)
2011 Stories from Lakka Beach (doc)
2009 Tini Tinou
2007 Versus (short film)
Banana Pancakes and the Lonely Planet (2015)
When backpackers visit a small village in remote northern Laos in search of a traditional experience, the inhabitants of the village discover the attractions of the West. Two worlds meet at the crossroads of their respective desire; the one longing for authenticity, the other for modernity. In this micro-cosmos, their encounter leaves no one unchanged and tells a poetic story of friendship and how we relate to each other in a rapidly changing world. More