The Overkill is:
Director /Board of directors / Production / Organisation / Game programer
Artist graduated from AKI (2009) Aike grew up with video games. Aike has his hands in different parts of the festival, from the game program to the production of the exhibition. As a director it is for Aike important to create a space and offer the time to play. It has to be as fun as critical, experimental and underground.
Specialty: (Retro) Games, Indie Madness
art Director /Board of directors / Production / Organisation / Art programer
Artist and freelance curator Marie is interested in the impact of art in the popular culture. What is important to her is to make the festival an experimental and joyful platform. She is working to make the space of the festival a place of collaborations, where creative people, with different backgrounds can play with original mediums and create unexpected objects and experiences.
Specialty: (Indie) Art
Organisation / Movie programer
Filmfreak, filmmaker, creative and all-time geek with organisational skills. Owner and manager of the online movie magazine Cultzine TOTF, former head programer of the BUT Film Festival and chief of (Poppodium) Atak TV.
Specialty: Splatstick, 80’s Retro Cartoons, Japanse Cinema
Dénis de Maat
Assistent Movie programer
BoardGames Geek, Crazy Cat Human, Casual PC Gamer, Cultzine TOTF Writer about Movies, Shorts and Boardgames. For The Overkill I’m going to the dark side of YouTube looking for the best fan movies and documentaries about games.
Specialty: Over the top, (Board) games, Fan movies
Organisation / Promotion
Organizer and curator in Tetem, Ella is a media art specialist. With an important Dutch and international art network and a long experience in the organisation of exhibitions, Ella supports the organisation of the art program and helps with the promotion of the festival as an interdisciplinary platform.
Specialty: (New) Media, Art, Technology
Thomas de Groot
Organisation / Board of directors / Game programer
Academic working on serious gaming at the University of Twente, Thomas keeps an eye on the development of gaming technologies. Supporting the selection of indie games, introducing lecturers and questioning the technology, he is one of the game experts of the festival.
Specialty: Gaming technology, social crossover
Organisation / Music programer
Als liefhebber van chiptunes, modular synths, circuit bending, acid house, noise electronics en experimental ambient is Patrick de muziek expert van het festival. Hij zorgt voor een essentieel onderdeel van The Overkill, namelijk de party!
Specialty: Retro Games, Chiptunes