Originally from South Africa, I studied art direction at the prestigious Red & Yellow School of advertising (setup and run by Ogily). Soon thereafter I crossed over from the agency side to the production end as film director of both commercials and fiction represented by some of the top production companies in the Netherlands over the years.
I still live and direct in Amsterdam but have since broadened my network internationally as a freelancer and have built strong relationships with production houses and agencies in several countries around the world.
Over the last decade I have directed over 100+ commercials and had the opportunity to work with world class agencies such as DDB, TBWA, JWT, PUBLICIS, Iris etc and some of the biggest brands such Bacardi, Coca Cola, Phillips, Western Union, Vodafone, Robinson's UK, Omnitel and many more.
My commercials, music videos and short films have won many several prizes over the years both locally and internationally.
I pride myself on having a diverse and versatile style, following the things that inspire me and challenge me. I consider my greatest strengths however to be my work with actors and performance while often combining that with a keen technical knowledge of postproduction.
My Network of producers Internationally:
www.brenninkmeijerenissacs.nl (NL & INT - commercials)
www.hazazah.nl (NL - commercials)
www.hazazahpictures.nl (NL & INT - film)
www.ctmpictures.nl (NL & INT - film)
www.stratofilms.com (USA - commercials)
www.withmilk.tv (AFRICA - commercials)
www.grandma.lt (BALTICS - commercials)
www.somefilms.lt (BALTICS - commercials