Abbey Hoekzema

Filmmaker

Abbey Hoekzema is a documentary filmmaker and is pursuing a Master of Fine Arts degree at the University of North Texas. She produced and directed “Photos in the Wind, A Joplin Tornado Story” and “Into the Canyons.”

“Filmmakers take risks every day and they fail more often than they succeed,” said Abbey. “But because of Destination Imagination, I know that every time I fail, I’ve learned something; it may be that my method of storytelling wasn’t successful for the film, or that I should have approached production in a different manner. With each film I create, I become a better filmmaker. I wouldn’t be heading down this path if I hadn’t experienced the support of my mentors and friends in DI.”