Johan Kramer

Johan Kramer

Director at Ristretto Films

Bruxelles, Belgium

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Summary

Johan Kramer is an advertising icon turned experimental filmmaker. After a short career as a professional soccer player at Ajax Amsterdam, Johan started working as a copywriter at agencies in Amsterdam and London.
In 1996, Johan and Erik Kessels launched KesselsKramer, an internationally renowned communications agency. In 2006, Johan left his partnership at KesselsKramer to dedicate himself to directing.Johan's first feature-length film was The Other Final, a documentary about the world’s two lowest ranked national soccer teams, Bhutan and Montserrat, and a match that took place on the same day as the World Cup Final. It won awards at international film festivals including Toronto, Barcelona, Bermuda, Berlin and Avignon.
Johan's film, 11:59, inspired by the media's negative perception of Arabic youth, wasfeatured at RESFEST 2005. His next film project, Sing for Darfur, won "Best European Dramatic Feature" at the European Independent Film Festival in 2009.
In 2012, Johan launched The Very Small Office of Johan Kramer with the simple mission of "making ideas and films for brands and friends." 

People I worked with

Richard Bullock
Réalisateur
Hungry Man
Wouter Westendorp
Director of Photography
Annomann
Christel Hofstee
Executive Producer
The Ambassadors
Levin Reyher
Advertising Manager
adidas
Andrew Lux
Advertising Manager
adidas

Positions

Director

Ristretto Films

Director

Christel Palace
Netherlands

Director

100% Halal Productions
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Director

The Ambassadors
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Director

HEIMAT Berlin
Berlin, Germany

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