Studying Philosophy at the University of Amsterdam, Willem discovered his love for film making. He started making shorts and music videos for several top Dutch artists and founded a company in 2005.
Later he broke through on an international level in commercials by winning a Young Director Award at the Cannes Lions Festival and many other international awards followed. Especially for his viral films, that garnished over 40 million Youtube hits together. In recent years he has written & directed two shorts, a feature film (Renesse) and three well-known Dutch crime TV-series (Smeris & Penoza & Doodstil). Willem is represented by UTA in Los Angeles.