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Frank Scheffer


The Dutch filmmaker Frank Sheffer studied graphics, design and art in Eindhoven and The Hague, and received his degree from the Dutch Cinema Academy in Amsterdam in 1982.

From the outset, his films have combined various influences and disciplines. His first film, “Zoetrope People”, devoted to Francis Ford Coppola, includes long sequences with the singer Tom Waits. His filmed portrait of the Dalai Lama was made with the performer Marina Abramovic, who introduced him to the composer John Cage. Between 1987 and 1992 they worked on various projects, and Cage became one of Scheffer’s main inspirations.

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