Mees is a native from Amsterdam. In 2013 he graduated from the Dutch Film Academy. His graduation film â€˜Even Cowboys Get to Cryâ€™ was critically acclaimed and awarded several prices, it premiered at the Berlinale 2014. His short film â€˜Un Creux Dans Mon Coeurâ€™ 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, â€˜We Will Never Be Royalsâ€™, 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.