Production company Birth add renowned Dutch director Basha de Bruijn to the roster for UK and France.

de Bruijn has the ability to see and explore beauty in the ordinary, creating unexpected and atmospheric sets and possessing a passion for storytelling focusing on real human interaction.

This attention to detail in the ordinary has gained her numerous awards and critical acclaim.

Basha de Bruijn skipped university and started doing what she loves the most, right after high school: making moving images and narratives. At the age of 19, she started directing music videos for various Dutch artists. At the age of 22, she shot her first international commercial.

"Basha has a real view on her generation, she's very sensitive and shows a lot of empathy for her characters meanwhile she can build a very modern and enthusiastic aesthetic that captures your mind at the first sight." says Yohan Ungar, Partner at Birth.

Basha is one of the most sought after directors in her native Amsterdam and is fast gaining attention on an international level. She is passionate about film making and mentors many young directors.

I’m really looking forward to becoming part of the Birth-family. It is such a refreshing and extraordinary group of people with a beautiful philosophy on making film. Here’s to growing together and creating new and exciting work. 

says Basha de Bruijn. Recently, she has directed commercials for Tinder, ABM AMRO, Canon, Appelsap, Fresh Music Festival and Dutch Alzheimer’s Association.