— writer, director & producer
Photo © Stephan Vanfleteren
22nd of May
Rotterdam, I Love You
Let It Roll
Playing Away from Home (Shorts Play project)
A Hard Day’s Work
After completing his film studies at the Royal Institute of Theatre, Cinema and Sound in Brussels, Koen Mortier made several short films and music videos. In 1999 he established CZAR in Brussels with fellow director Joe Vanhoutteghem. In no time the company was one of the most creative production companies in Europe because of their emphasis on director driven content.
Koen has directed two feature films: ‘Ex Drummer’ and ‘22nd of May’. Both were selected for international festivals and won several prizes. His third feature 'Un Ange' (based on a novel by Dimitri Verhulst) is completed and will hit the theatres on 19 september 2018. Simultaneously he's working on two other features: 'Haunted' (based on Chuck Palahniuk's novel) and 'Skunk' (based on a novel by Geert Taghon) which received script funding by Flanders Audiovisual Fund. Together with Bertrand Mandico he's also developing the international 10 part series 'Prairie'.
Besides his work in fictions he continues to direct commercials, including the ‘Push to add Drama’ viral campaign, earning him a Gold Lion amongst many other awards. Under the alias Lionel Goldstein, he keeps on making internationally acclaimed films with director Joe Vanhoutteghem.