Michael Middelkoop is a young director who has uniquely navigated both hemispheres of the creative game. On one hand, he’s a filmmaker who has risen from chopping up kinetic video edits while majoring in film studies, to becoming one of the more promising young directors in the game, working with the nation’s biggest artists and touring film festivals with his surreal approach to fictional storytelling.
On the other hand, he’s a creative polymath, providing concepts for endless international agencies and being celebrated for his freeform creative approach to film. His talents earning him various awards over the years with festivals like CCB, Spin Awards, Cannes Lions, Lovies, Young Dutch Talent and many more.
In his work Michael likes to play around with bringing the normal and the absurd together in singular visual worlds. With his background in advertising, he’s not afraid to help mould the conventional 30-second spot to a mixed and mashed playhouse that can cater to the ever shorter attention spans of young audiences around the world.