In the documentary May Things Continue to Go Well (dat het goed blijft gaan met mij), artist Stien den Hollander, stage name S10, offers a candid and vulnerable insight into her life. Directors Linda Hakeboom and Rolf Hartogensis followed her life for two years.

As an adolescent Stien struggled with mental problems. As her fame continues to grow, the past begins to eat away at her more and more. In addition to this, the pressure from the media and the public mounts day by day.

What is it like to always be asked about dark pages from your past? Do we sometimes put too much pressure on famous people to talk about their pain?

In March 2023, 14.1% of young people (12-25 years) indicated that they sometimes, often or very often, seriously thought about ending their lives. Bystanders such as family and friends often pick up signals too late, or not at all. Stien is open about her past, dares to name it and has managed to overcome these feelings. She is an inspiration to many young people who recognize themselves in her feelings. The film therefore offers recognition and hope for young people who struggle with mental health.

The documentary will be broadcast during the European Mental Health Week.

You can watch the documentary on Wednesday, May 22 at 21:10 PM at the EO on NPO 3 and from Monday, May 20 on NPO Start.


Regie: Linda Hakeboom & Rolf Hartogenis
Production Sound Mixer: Kristian Knoop (concert recordings)
Sound Design: Lennert Hunfeld
Producer: Olivia Sophie van Leeuwen
DOP: Linda Hakeboom & Rolf Hartogenis