Joe started out as an animation director in commercials but quickly developed into a versatile all-round director. In 1999 he joined fellow director Koen Mortier to establish production company Czar in Brussels which quickly became one of the most creative production companies on the European market.
His distinguished style and taste are known worldwide. He has directed many remarkable and award-winning films for international clients such as Sexual Abuse Awareness ‘Innocence and Danger’ (Silver Lion for Direction), Amnesty International, Arte, Randstad, Unicef, and Nike.
He also has a sweet spot for music videos. In particular his work for The Hickey Underground earned him ‘Blond Fire’: Best Video at Camerimage Festival, Best Pop Promo International Short Film Festival Louvain, and ‘The Frog’: Best Alternative Music Video UKMVA.
His ‘Ice Skating’ film for Ikea won two awards at Eurobest: Silver for Best Film and Bronze for Best Direction.
Slim Pictures is a boutique commercial production company. We keep things lithe. We combine our directors’ strengths with resourcefulness to produce compelling stories for our clients. We create content that opens up our world and inspires audiences everywhere. We ride our bikes to Abbot Kinney Blvd in Venice to get ice cream.
Owner/EP Tom Weissferdt established Slim in 2010 and continues to collaborate with ingenious talent from across the globe.