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We Were Wolves

Mees Peijnenburg

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Mees is a native from Amsterdam. In 2013 he graduated from the Dutch Film Academy. His graduation film ‘Even Cowboys Get to Cry’ was critically acclaimed and awarded several prices, it premiered at the Berlinale 2014. His short film ‘Un Creux Dans Mon Coeur’ is the Dutch representative at the Oscars 2016, category Best Live Action Short, and premiered at the Berlinale 2015. The most recent film he made, ‘We Will Never Be Royals’, won 2 Golden Calfs at the Netherlands Film Festival 2015.

His creative style experiments with different narrative forms, in which his distinct visual style is constant.

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ABOUT YOU

ABOUT YOU

ABOUT YOU is launching in the Netherlands with an integrated campaign fully produced by yours truly

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campaign, fashion, tv commercial

Un Creux Dans Mon Coeur

Un Creux Dans Mon Coeur

Short film we made with Mees in a small town in the north of France, starring local boys without prior acting experience. Official Dutch Oscar entry.

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award, berlinale, film festival, short film

Jeans by ASOS

Jeans by ASOS

We ventured to LA to create an online campaign for Jeans by ASOS. Mees created magic with his cool aesthetic and uncanny style.

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fashion, online commercial

Patta X Carhartt

Patta X Carhartt

Together with the Patta crew we went to Paris to shoot a short fashion film for their 2nd Carhartt colab, starring performance artist Oko Ebombo.

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branded content, fashion, lifestyle, online commercial

DDG

DDG

Mees Peijnenburg received a prestigious Dutch Directors Guild Award for his short film Un Creux Dans Mon Coeur!

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Ja Natúúrlijk!

Ja Natúúrlijk!

Mees directed this mini documentary in a small French village for a short music promo to introduce Holland's biggest rap act's new album.

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music, music video

Even Cowboys Get to Cry

Even Cowboys Get to Cry

When Sven provokes a fight after an evening out in Amsterdam his best friend ends up in a coma, and nothing is the same as before.

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award, berlinale, film festival, short film

We Were Wolves

We Were Wolves

We Were Wolves is a fragmented short film, directed by Mees Peijnenburg in his third year of film school.

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short film