Young Guns 9 WINNERS

2011: By the time Young Guns 9 rolled around, there was already a rich history and entire community of past winners ready to welcome in a new class. This allowed designer and YG5 winner Nassim Higson to call upon the Young Guns family to participate in his call for entries campaign. Jessica Hische (YG7), James Victore (YG1), Rodrigo Corral (YG7), Julia Hoffmann (YG4), Jennifer Daniel (YG8), Jayson Atienza (YG5), Sam Weber (YG7), Sarah Wilmer (YG6), Greg Brunkalla (YG6) and Jonathan Jackson (YG5) stepped up to take part in a very bruising campaign.

The YG9 ceremony and party unfolded on October 13, 2011.


Willem Gerritsen

Willem Gerritsen studied Philosophy at the University of Amsterdam, but decided to become a filmmaker.

He started a production company and directed commercials, corporate films and many music videos. After joining CZAR international he has made commercials for brands like Heineken, Disney, LG, Auping and many others.

He has won a Young Director Award in Cannes in 2008 and 2 bronze Cannes Lions with his work for TomTom and Hi-Tec as well as an ADC award, multiple Epica’s, D&AD and Eurobest awards. The CFP in New York selected him for the Young Guns 2011, as one of the most promising talents in the creative industry worldwide.

Besides TV ads, he is keen on making online work and has attracted over 50 million hits on Youtube with ‘virals’ he has directed.

Willem's work is very diverse and visually hard to categorize. His emphasis lies on concept and character storytelling, using film-style as a means as opposed to a goal in itself.




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