Juriaan Booij

About

 

Born and raised in The Netherlands; Juriaan Booij has been working as a filmmaker in London for the past eight years and is represented by RSA Films.

After graduating in Graphic and Typographic Design from the Royal Academy of Art, he completed his first documentary, King Tide, depicting the remote Pacific island of Tuvalu, destined to be devoured by water. The following year he honed his craft as a filmmaker at the Royal College of Art, developing a strong and distinctive aesthetic. His educational background served as a valuable launching pad into his fledgling career as a director today. His interest in the arts combined with the craftsmanship of design has produced an inspiring body of film.

Recently, Juriaan has been conceptualizing, writing and directing commercials, content, music videos, mini-docs and short films for clients such as Heineken, Baileys, Nissan, Volvo, COS, Margaret Howell, Burberry, Asics, the V&A Museum, the Tate Museum, Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec, Industrial Facility and the Design Museum.

AWARDS

2016 - SILVER - Kinsale Shark - Edit - “HUAWEI, SHARK DANCER"
2016 - BRONZE - Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity 2016 - Film Craft - “HUAWEI, SHARK DANCER”
2015 - WINNER - Best Up and Coming Commercial Director - Creative Circle Awards
2015 - SILVER - Campaign Big Award - Best Film Campaign Automotive - “VOLVO, FROM SWEDEN NOT HOLLYWOOD”
2015 - BRONZE - Ciclope International Festival of Advertising Craft, Berlin - Best Cinematography - “HUAWEI, SHARK DANCER”
2015 - SHOWCASE - Most Exciting New Directorial Talent UK - APA Collection (Advertising Producers Association) - Shots Magazine
2014 - SILVER - Young Directors Award, Cannes, France - Short Film Category - “SEA CHAIR”
2014 - HONOUREE AWARD - The Taste Awards 2014, LA - “BAILEYS, CHOLCOLAT LUXE”
2013 - SHOWCASE - Greatest Hits of 2013 Award - AdForum - Best Digital, Online, Web - “BAILEYS, CHOCOLAT LUXE”
2010 - WINNER - The 2010 Portobello Film Festival, London, UK - Best London Film - “CONFORMISTS”
2010 - WINNER - San Francisco Short Film Festival - Best Screenplay - “CONFORMISTS”
2010 - HONOURABLE MENTION - Los Angeles International Film Festival - “CONFORMISTS”

EXHIBITIONS & FESTIVALS

2016 - New Territories - Museo Amparo, Puebla, Mexico - “CAN CITY”
2016 - Haar - Centraal Museum, Utrecht, NL - “HAIR HIGHWAY”

2015 - New Territories - Albuquerque Museum, USA - “CAN CITY”
2015 - Official Selection - Fantadio Multivision Festival, Italy - “HAIR HIGHWAY”
2015 - MoMa Design Store - Bouroullec Brothers - New York, USA - “RUUTU”
2015 - Methods of Making - Studio Swine - The National Centre for Craft & Design, UK - “SEA CHAIR”
2015 - Utopian Bodies - Studio Swine - Liljevalchs art institution, Stockholm, Sweden - “HAIR HIGHWAY”
2015 - Design Miami/ Basel - Studio Swine - Switzerland - “TERRAFORMING”
2015 - Vita Vitale - Studio Swine - Venice Art Biennale, Italy - “SEA CHAIR”
2015 - Me’Samer Seaar - Studio Swine - Hachava Municipal Gallery, Israel - “HAIR HIGHWAY
2015 - What is Luxury? - Studio Swine - Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK - “HAIR HIGHWAY
2015 - Biennale Internationale - Studio Swine - Design Saint-Étienne, France - “SEA CHAIR”
2015 - Can City - Centro Cibeles de Cultura y Ciudadanía, Madrid, Spain - “CAN CITY”
2015 - Can City - GUILD, Cape Town, South Africa - “CAN CITY”

2014 - National Geographic - Short Film Showcase - “HAIR HIGHWAY”
2014 - New Territories - Studio Swine - Museum of Art & Design, New York, USA  - “CAN CITY”
2014 - Design Column #9, Studio Swine - Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, NL - “SEA CHAIR”
2014 - EXEMPLARY: 150 Years of the MAK - Austrian Museum of Applied Arts / Contemporary Art - “Branca”
2014 - ‘The Fab Mind’ 21_21 Design Sight, Toyko, Japan “CAN CITY”
2014 - ‘Vienna Open Design Festival’, Vienna, Austria “SEA CHAIR”
2014 - 25th Anniversary Global Art Showcase Arts Brookfield, Los Angeles, USA - “CAN CITY”
2014 - Brave New World’ Lodz Design Festival, Poland “HAIR HIGHWAY”
2014 - Official Selection - 7th Annual Film Brothers Festival of Shorts, Delaware Art Museum, USA “HAIR HIGWAY”
2014 - Official Selection - Fishernet', Nordkapp Film Festival, Honningsvåg, Norway - “SEA CHAIR”
2014 - Official Selection - Cluj Shorts International Film Festival, Romania “CAN CITY”
2014 - Official Selection - Insbruck Nature Film Festival “SEA CHAIR”
2014 - Out to Sea’, Design Museum Ghent, Belgium “SEA CHAIR”
2014 - Designing Scarcity’ Het Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam, NL “HAIR HIGHWAY”
2014 - Hair Highway Design Miami / Basel, Basel, Switzerland - “HAIR HIGHWAY”
2014 - Real Imaginary Futures’ Bureau Europa, Maastricht, NL SEA CHAIR”

2013 - ‘City of Counterlight’, Power Station of Art, Shanghai, China “CAN CITY”
2013 - Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture, Shenzen/ Hong Kong, China “CAN CITY”
2013 - Can City - Design Center Malmö, Sweden The Museum of Architecture, Stockholm, Sweden /
The Design Museum, Finland / The Iceland Design Centre, Iceland / Trap Holt, Denmark “CAN CITY”
2013 - Budapest Design Week, Budapest, Hungary “SEA CHAIR”
2013 - Pinta London, Earls Court, London, UK “CAN CITY”
2013 - Design Column, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, NL - “SEA CHAIR”
2013 - Can City’, Coletivo Amor de Madre, São Paulo, Brazil “CAN CITY”
2013 - Design Days Dubai, United Arab Emirates “CAN CITY”
2013 - Official Selection - Green-Go International Short Film Festival “SEA CHAIR”

2012 - 7 Little Wonders - Studio Swine - Hotel Droog, Amsterdam, NL “SEA CHAIR”

2011 - Power of Making, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK “THE POWER OF MAKING”
2011 - MOCA Fashionista, Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei, Taiwan - ”GODDESS”
2011 - MODATIK’011 Cristóbal Balenciaga Museum / KM Kulturunea, Spain - “GODDESS”
2011 - The Brit Insurance Design Awards, Design Museum, London “BRANCA”
2011 - Official Selection - Ocean Pacifica Festival, Sydney, Australia - “KING TIDE”
2011 - Official Selection - International Film Festival Mauvais Genre, Tours, France “CONFORMISTS”

2010 - Official Selection - 18th Raindance Film Festival, London, UK “CONFORMISTS”
2010 - 8th Taiwan Design Expo, Taipei, Taiwan “KING TIDE”
2010 - Official Selection - The London Underground Film Festival, UK “CONFORMISTS”
2010 - Official Selection - The 2010 Portobello Film Festival, London, UK - Winner Best London Film “CONFORMISTS”
2010 - Official Selection - San Francisco Short Film Festival, US - Winner Best Screenplay “CONFORMISTS”
2010 - Official Selection - Los Angeles Independent Film Festival, US - Honorable Mention “CONFORMISTS”
2010 - Official Selection - Rappahannock Independent Film Festival, US - Finalist Best Student Film “CONFORMISTS”
2010 - Official Selection - NYCIFF 2010, New York City International Film Festival, US “CONFORMISTS”
2010 - Official Selection - LA Shorts Fest 2010, Los Angeles Short Film Festival, US “CONFORMISTS”
2010 - Filmmakers Convention 2010, The Roundhouse, London, UK “CONFORMISTS”
2010 - Official Selection - NYIFF 2010, New York Independent Film Festival, US “CONFORMISTS”
2010 - Official Selection - 20min|max, Short Film Festival, Ingolstadt, Germany “CONFORMISTS”
2010 - Official Selection - Short Film Corner, Cannes Film Festival 2010, France “CONFORMISTS”
2010 - Official Selection - LIFF 2010, London Independent Film Festival, UK “CONFORMISTS”

2009 - Acoustic Images, British Film Institute (BFI), Southbank, London, UK - “CONFORMISTS”
2009 - Van Wie is de Zee, Satellietgroep, Scheveningen, The Netherlands - “KING TIDE”
2009 - Official Selection - Cine Mube, Cultural Film Festival 2009, São Paulo, Brazil - “KING TIDE”

2008 - Television Broadcast - ORF-TV / Austrian Broadcasting Corporation - “KING TIDE”
2008 - DesignEX ‘08, BODW, Hong Kong Design Centre, Hong Kong - “KING TIDE”
2008 - MAP / Making, Equator Project, LSO St. Luke’s, London, UK - “THE BIG THAW”
2008 - Official Selection - DOCSDF 2008, International Documentary Film Festival, Mexico City, Mexico - “KING TIDE”
2008 - PICNIC ‘08, Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam, The Netherlands - “KING TIDE”
2008 - World Expo 2008, Water Pavilion, Zaragoza, Spain - “KING TIDE”
2008 - Official Selection - Ecofilms 2008, International Film and Visual Arts festival, Rodos, Greece - “KING TIDE”
2008 - Eco Aesthetics, Ministry of VROM, The Hague, The Netherlands - “KING TIDE”
2008 - Eco Aesthetics, TAG / Filmhuis, The Hague, The Netherlands - “KING TIDE”

PRESS

Magazines: Shots Magazine, Creative Circle Annual, Next Magazine, Domus Magazine, Place Practice, Peppermint Magazine, Territory Magazine, TagMag

Online: National Geographic, Shots, Campaign, Little Black Book, SohoSoHo, David Reviews, Huffington Post, Wired, Gizmodo, CNet, Wallstreet:Online, Wallpaper, Dezeen, It’s Nice That.

Vimeo Staff Pick - 2012 “THE AND”, 2012 “STAIR ROVER”, 2013 “CAN CITY”, 2014 “SEA CHAIR”, 2014 “HAIR HIGHWAY”, 2016 “TERRAFORMING”