Koen Mortier

— writer, director & producer

22ND OF MAY — Koen Mortier, 2010

EX DRUMMER U.S. — Koen Mortier, 2007

LET IT ROLL — Koen Mortier, 2016

Photo © Stephan Vanfleteren 

CV

FILMS
2017
Angel (in development)
2010
22nd of May
2007
Ex Drummer

SHORTS
2017
Rotterdam, I Love You (in development)
2016
Let It Roll
2015
Playing Away from Home (Shorts Play project)
1997
A Hard Day’s Work
1995
Ana Temnei

BIO

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 'Angel' (based on a novel by Dimitri Verhulst) is currently in development. 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.