Johan Kramer is an advertising icon turned exquisite filmmaker – a terrific storyteller who loves the documentary-format. In his former life, Johan was partner of KesselsKramer, an internationally renowned communications agency. In 2006, Johan left his partnership at KesselsKramer in order to dedicate his time to directing.
His first feature-length documentary, ‘The Other Final’ (2003), won numerous international awards in its portrayal of the world’s two lowest ranked national soccer teams, Bhutan and Montserrat. His next film project, ‘Sing for Darfur’ (2008), premiered at the Tokyo Film Festival and won “Best European Dramatic Feature” at the European Independent Film Festival. In 2011, the highly anticipated feature ‘Johan Primero’ arrived in Dutch and Spanish cinemas. A year later, “Bye Bye Super 8” premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York. This sweet documentary short, starring 25 8-year olds, was a farewell to the now obsolete Kodachrome film. His most recent documentary, ‘KEEPER’ (2019), premiered at the Netherlands Film Festival and was awarded the prestigious Dutch film critics award.