Director Perry Mulder (28-01-1985) won the Golden Seastar for his experimental shortfilm Black in 2012 (a annual price given to new promising directors in the province zeeland, Netherlands).
The jury existing out of dutch internationally known filmmakers Paul de Nooijer and Eddy Terstall, described “Black” as a daring film in which form and content seamlessly joined together. Appreciation was also there for the acting, strong and oppressive dialogue and the degree to which the unusual shape was consistent.
Girl From The Dutch Islands is Mulder his first featurelength film for which he, as with "Black", wrote the screenplay himself. The film came about after he had a conversation with dutch director Frans Weisz who advised him to make a featurelength film with a small budget in his own province.
This to prove producers he could tell a featurelength story. Mulder at the time did not yet have a producer and did not study at a film academy. So he was forced to finance the film with private money, proving his talent. He quit his job as a socialworker and a year later “Girl From The Dutch Islands” was the result of that project, made with a small 15.000 euro budget.