Matthijs Van Heijningen is a Dutch director, currently living in Amsterdam. He started his career making ambitious commercials and short films. Since 1999 he has become one of the most successful directors in Europe, winning various awards at different festivals. He has directed commercials for brands such as Toyota, Playstation, Samsung, Heineken, Stella Artois or Canal+, to name a few. He was also chosen to direct the film ’The Thing’ inspired by the famous 1982 John Carpenter film. He recently directed ’The Forgotten Battle’, which won a Golden Film Award in the Netherlands. He has a unique style that combines comedy, elaborate storytelling and refined aesthetics.