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Mees Peijnenburg

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Mees is an Amsterdam native who graduated from the Dutch Film Academy with the critically acclaimed ‘Even Cowboys Get to Cry’, which premiered at Berlinale 2014 and won several prices. His short film ‘Un Creux Dans Mon Coeur’ was the Dutch representative at the 2016 Oscars, category Best Live Action Short, and premiered at Berlinale 2015. It was recently cherry picked as Vimeo Staff Pick for the online launch. Mees’ most recent film, ‘We Will Never Be Royals’, won two Golden Calfs at the Netherlands Film Festival 2015.

Mees finds inspiration across a depth of industries and formats. As a result, his creative style experiments with different narrative forms, in which his recognisable visual language 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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