Born and raised in The Netherlands, Juriaan Booij works as a filmmaker based in London represented by Ridley Scott Associates.
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 Volvo, COS, Burberry, Samsung, Heineken, Baileys, Asics, the V&A Museum, the Tate Museum.
2016 - BRONZE - Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity 2016 - Film Craft - HUAWEI, The Shark Dancer
2016 - SILVER - Kinsale Shark - Edit - HUAWEI, The 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, The 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
Print/Online: National Geographic, Shots Magazine, Creative Circle Annual, Campaign, Little Black Book, SohoSoHo, David Reviews, Huffington Post, Wired, Gizmodo, Wallpaper, Dezeen, Domus Magazine, It’s Nice That.
Vimeo Staff Picks - 2016 TERRAFORMING, 2014 HAIR HIGHWAY, 2014 SEA CHAIR, 2013 CAN CITY, 2012 STAIR ROVER, 2012 THE AND