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 v 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.
She found that today’s experiments reveal how science is verifying numerous kinds of connections : ‘mind to mind’ ; ‘mind to body’ and ‘mind to world’, demonstrating that psychic abilities are part of our inherent nature. Renée basically filmed, produced, and edited this journey on her own. No crew accompanied her, and so in this documentary, we get an intimate portrait of the frontier scientists, interwoven with anecdotes from celebrities within the field, like psychic detective Nancy Myer, author Arielle Ford, astronaut Dr Edgar Mitchell and psychic Catherine Yunt..