"During the last few years of high school I was volunteering with Stichting de Vrolijkheid at the asylum seekers center in Heerlen, where Waiting Room takes place. This foundation organizes activities for children and young adults at the center, which meant that I found myself immersed with the people living there."
"During my time there I witnessed many meaningful moments. Every time one of those moments occurred, I wished a camera was present to capture it. I had been wanting to make a documentary about the people living there ever since and after studying Film and Anthropology I finally felt that I was in a place to capture it well."
"During my research I spoke to young adults who are living at the center by themselves and they all described the same issue to me; the constant waiting. My curiosity about what waiting means to them, how they spend their time and the effects of waiting drove me to the subject and shape of the film."