Mees is an Amsterdam native who graduated from the Dutch Film Academy with the critically acclaimed ‘Even Cowboys Get to Cry’, which premiered at Berlinale 2014 and won several prices. His short film ‘Un Creux Dans Mon Coeur’ was the Dutch representative at the 2016 Oscars, category Best Live Action Short, and premiered at Berlinale 2015. It was recently cherry picked as Vimeo Staff Pick for the online launch. Mees’ most recent film, ‘We Will Never Be Royals’, won two Golden Calfs at the Netherlands Film Festival 2015.
Mees finds inspiration across a depth of industries and formats. As a result, his creative style experiments with different narrative forms, in which his recognisable visual language is constant.