Graduated with honours in 2008 as a Bachelor of Design and as a European Master of Media and Arts (EMMA) at the Utrecht school of Arts and studied Film Theory at the University of Amsterdam. His graduation film ‘I Wish I Could Share The Happiness Of Being Alone With Someone Else’ won several awards including the HKU award for best graduation project. In 2010 he was selected for the international programme Engage for feature film development and in 2012 he was selected as a talent at the Berlinale Talent Campus. His short debut ‘Wednesdays’ was released in 2012 and has won several awards. His second film ‘Balance’ premiered in 2013 and his third short ‘P’ premiered in 2014. Together with Saskia Diesing he co-wrote the tv-film ‘A Good Life’ which premiered last year and was nominated for Best TV drama. Aaron Rookus is a teacher at the Utrecht University of the Arts.