Olaf Van Gerwen

Director / Still Photographer / DOP

Olaf Van Gerwen resides with his family in Amsterdam. Traveling the globe, he's either directing or shooting and sometimes does both, depending on the project.



This year at Cannes 2012, Olaf was recognized with a Gold Direct Lion, Silver Integrated Lion, & Bronze Media Lion.



Olaf had directed and filmed the ALS Foundation Netherlands project which has been awarded at Cannes- International Festival of Creativity, for “Ik ben inmiddels- overleden. (Translated from Dutch to English," I Have Already Died").


Publicis, the agency behind the campaign, filmed and photographed nine people suffering from 
the disease. They publish the material after the death of each patient. It’s the tagline: ”I Have Already Died”. Until now three people are actually deceased.


The campaign reached two important goals. The disease was unknown to the general public 
until the launch of the campaign.

It gets massive media attention. The campaign, aimed at raising awareness of ALS and raising funds for research, ran on TV and radio, outdoor, in cinemas, via- bannering, social media, a website, and in print.



​Additional past awards include:

***** Eurobest 2003 - Shortlist
**** Epica 2003 – Nominee / Eurobest 2003 - Shortlist
*** Epica 2006 – Bronze Award
** Eurobest 2006 – finalist, Epica 2006 – Bronze Award
* Eurobest 2002 – Silver Award

Additional credits for Olaf are not limited to;

KLM
3Suisses
Bahrein 11
Peugeot
Lasoactive
Gehwohl
Coolbest
NIBC
Wimm-Bill-Dann
Campina Campina
Vifit
Amoy
Gehwol
ICS
DeLonghi
Dutch Airforce ​
Tang
Coca Cola Light
Magic Energy Drink 
HSBC Bank
Coca Cola
ING Card
Eye Wish
Super de Boer
CZ Insurances 
Achmea ZK
Eye Wish
Gilette
Roncato
Drive Max Beer
Gehandicaptensport
Heineken
Achmea ZK
Vodafone
Milmax
UPC
KPN
Nederland 3
Beta Tea
Sultana Yo Fruit
Fresh Water
Centrum
Alpenliebe
Amstel Beer
State Lottery
Alpenliebe
Fiero F2
Cleaners
Holland Casino
Footlocker
La Pachanga
Holland Pearle
Het Bloemebureau 
Reese’s
Roosvicee