Willem Gerritsen began directing his first films whilst studying philosophy at the University of Amsterdam. He persevered without any formal training creating many outstanding music videos, corporate films and commercials.
His international career kick-started in 2008 after winning a Young Director Award in Cannes and he has since collected multiple awards at the ADC, Epica, D&AD and Eurobest, with his work for TomTom and Hi-Tec gaining him two bronze Cannes Lions awards. In recent years he expanded his creative horizons to direct well-known Dutch crime series like Penoza and Smeris and created a 13-minute story-based fashion film with Amsterdam-based brand Martan.
From laugh-out-loud funny to picturesque visuals and emotional performances, Willem is truly an all-rounder. A dedicated craftsman who loves meticulously shaping credible characters and the worlds they live in.