After successfully finishing her athenaeum (high school) at the Waldorf School, Floor van der Meulen (1989) studied Audiovisual Design at the Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Here she showed a preference for a visual style of filmmaking over films based on dialogue and interviews. She is determined to make independent experimental films and documentary films, a goal she set herself at an early age.
Her work has been rewarded with viewings on annual cultural events in the Netherlands. In collaboration with a co-student, she was awarded the jury price by filmmaker Jos Stelling at the "15 minutes of fame" festival. Her graduation film Jij&Ik (You&I) was shown on multiple festivals in Europe.
After her second year at the Willem de Kooning Academy, Floor studied at the School of Visual Arts in New York City, were she took courses in philosophy, video art, interactive design, and directing actors. In addition she got involved in several internships with film directors and production companies.
In 2012, Floor graduated from the Willem de Kooning Academy. After graduation she worked as an assistant director for documentary filmmaker Klaartje Qurijns and other Dutch film directors. She was involved in video art related projects and developed the short documentary Bekerrapers (The Cup Collectors) in cooperation with production company KeyDocs. This year she will make her international debut as a documentary filmmaker with Paradijsbestormers (Storming Paradise), in collaboration with KeyDocs and BNN.