Mees Peijnenburg is celebrated as one of biggest filmmaking talents to come out of the Netherlands in recent years. His creative style experiments with different narrative forms, in which his distinct visual style is constant. 

He was born in Amsterdam in 1989, and graduated from the Netherlands Film Academy in 2013. He finds inspiration across a depth of formats and has also directed standout music videos and commercial spots.

Mees has made waves with his commercial projects. His graduation commercial earned him a Young Directors Lamp - the main prize at the biggest commercial awards in the Netherlands. He collaborates with brands such as Louis Vuitton, Farfetch and Rimowa.

Mees was also twice nominated for a Crystal Bear at the Berlinale, Berlin Film Festival, for his short films A Hole in my Heart and Even Cowboys Get to Cry, and won a Golden Calf (aka a Dutch Oscar) with his movie We Will Never Be Royals. His short films A Hole in my Heart was also the official Dutch entry for the Oscars.