Luca Meisters (1996, Maastricht) graduated as a director from the Maastricht Institute of Performative Arts in 2019. She is fascinated by themes as youth and the pain of growing up. She likes to tell intimate, spherical stories with attention to detail. Her graduation film WHEN BIRDS FLY LOW (original title: 'ELF') had its online international premiere at the International Short Film Festival Oberhausen 2020 and got selected for Palm Springs Short Fest and Cinekid. NOVA is her first film, produced by IJswater Films.