Born and raised in The Netherlands, Juriaan Booij works as a filmmaker based in London and is 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”
2016 - SILVER - Spikes Asia - Film Craft - 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”
Vimeo Staff Picks - 2016 “TERRAFORMING”, 2014 “HAIR HIGHWAY”, 2014 “SEA CHAIR”, 2013 “CAN CITY”, 2012 “STAIR ROVER”, 2012 “THE AND”