KEES VAN HATTUM

FANTAST FILMS

Kees van Hattum was born and raised in Amsterdam. He first got interested in directing after seeing the making of featurette on the 'Empire Strikes Back' VHS tape, at the age of 6. This made him understand film as something a person could make, and he was sold.

 

He studied film theory and analysis at the University of Amsterdam, where he graduated with his bachelors degree in 2009. Immediately afterwards he threw himself on to making his first short film, Cold Spoon. The screenplay for Cold Spoon was selected for the We're Next programme of the Rotterdam Film Festival. Later the film was selected for the YAKFA film festival, where it won the Audience Choice Award.

 

The next year his second short film, Zout, was also selected for the YAKFA film festival, and once again took home the Audience Choice Award.  His third film, Parallel Crossing, premiered online, and was later invited to be shown at both the MUS and ICARUS art festivals.

 

Kees entered the commercial scene working alongside director Bart van Dam, and went on to be the youngest director working under van Dam's production company More Than TV. Through this company Kees directed commercials for Heineken, Kamer van Koophandel and Cartoon Network.

 

Currently Kees is working on a number of short films, commercials and music video's.

 

And more is yet to come....

KEES VAN HATTUM - DIRECTOR

KEES VAN HATTUM

FANTAST FILMS