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After completing his film studies at RITS in Brussels, Koen made several short films, the last of which, 'A Hard Day's Work', won several international prizes. In 1999 he established Czar in Brussels with fellow director Joe Vanhoutteghem.
Besides advertising Koen has made two feature films: ‘Ex Drummer’ (2007) and ‘22nd of May’ (2010). Both were selected for international festivals and won several prizes. Koen has worked for clients including Eneco, Jupiler, Leroy Merlin and TNT for whom he directed the ‘Push to add Drama’ viral campaign, earning him a Gold Lion amongst many other awards.Edit
We are a hybrid production company located in Copenhagen, Oslo and Stockholm. We produce content for screens through close collaboration between film, digital and VFX professionals.
But most of all, Bacon is about talent. We base our company on supporting and educating our people – the young and curious as well as the established and seasoned.
CZAR IS AN INTERNATIONAL PRODUCTION COMPANY WITH OFFICES IN BRUSSELS, AMSTERDAM, HAMBURG, BERLIN AND PARIS. WE PRODUCE AND CO-PRODUCE FEATURE FILMS, SHORT FILMS, DOCUMENTARIES, TV SHOWS AND COMMERCIALS. BUT MOST OF ALL, CZAR IS ABOUT TALENT, GUTS AND THE CREATIVITY OF ITS DIRECTORS AND PRODUCERS