Before joining the Silver Lining Pictures roster, Willem honed his craft as a director by submerging himself in the art of editing, what he calls a ‘director’s best school’.
Add to this skill-set the valuable production experience garnered on a slew of high-end international TVCs, and you have the makings of a great team leader who understands the process, all the way from the conceptual and preproduction phases right through to postproduction, delivery and everything in between. In other words: he’s great with clients!
With a penchant for kinetic energy, tiny details, emotive performances and dynamic visuals – as is evident in all his work – Willem has earned numerous awards and nominations for his music videos, fashion and short films. He has worked abroad with brands such as Coca-Cola Germany, and locally with respected South African fashion labels like the Sergeant Pepper Clothing Brand and Suzaan Heyns Design on various campaigns.
In his spare time Willem likes to read, write, play guitar and save the world from annihilation…if he’s not busy developing his next short or feature film idea.