Lionel Goldstein

Lionel Goldstein

Director at Czar.NL

Bruxelles, Belgium
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Summary

Lionel Goldstein is the pseudonym for Belgian directing team Koen Mortier and Joe Vanhoutteghem, co-founders of Czar Brussels.
In 2001, Koen and Joe decided to have Lionel follow a path that was different from the directing careers that each of them had established individually. With the absurd, near documentary style that they adopt, Lionel almost immediately won international acclaim.
In 2002, 2003 and 2005, Lionel won Gold at the Cannes Lions festival for, respectively, the Frisk and XBOX campaigns for Wieden+Kennedy London and BBH London and the Axion ’Braille’ commercial for Duval Guillaume Brussels.
In November 2003 Lionel was awarded the BAFTA for Best Director, which is the highest achievement for a commercial director Helming spots for Axe, Nike and steering the launch campaign for the Nissan Qashqai, Lionel’s reel has grown to encompass a range of comedy styles that belie an insightful focus on character, tone and setting. 

People I worked with

Manu Van Hove
Editor
Duval Guillaume
Eurydice Gysel
Executive Producer
CZAR.BE
Ruben Goots
Production Company Producer
CZAR.BE
Christophe Ghewy
Creative Director/Partner
FamousGrey
Jens Mortier
Copywriter
Duval Guillaume

Positions

Director

CZAR Amsterdam
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Director

CZAR.BE
Bruxelles, Belgium
Lionel Goldstein is the pseudonym for Belgian directing team Koen Mortier and Joe Vanhoutteghem, co-founders of Czar Brussels.
In 2001, Koen and Joe decided to have Lionel follow a path that was different from the directing careers that each of them had established individually. With the absurd, near documentary style that they adopt, Lionel almost immediately won international acclaim.
In 2002, 2003 and 2005, Lionel won Gold at the Cannes Lions festival for, respectively, the Frisk and XBOX campaigns for Wieden+Kennedy London and BBH London and the Axion ’Braille’ commercial for Duval Guillaume Brussels.
In November 2003 Lionel was awarded the BAFTA for Best Director, which is the highest achievement for a commercial director Helming spots for Axe, Nike and steering the launch campaign for the Nissan Qashqai, Lionel’s reel has grown to encompass a range of comedy styles that belie an insightful focus on character, tone and setting. 

Director

Final Cut
New York, United States

Director

Quad Productions
Clichy, France

Director

Stink
London , United Kingdom

Director

Henry De Czar
France
Henry De Czar

Director

Liquid Studios
Auckland, New Zealand

Director

Nozon
Brussels, Belgium

Director

HENRY
Paris, France

Director

Czar.de
Hamburg, Germany

Creative Team

MortierBrigade
Bruxelles, Belgium

Director

Wieden + Kennedy
Portland, United States

Creative Team

Make Lemonade
Brussels, Belgium
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