18 years of

COMBINED EXPERIENCE

From animated videos to photography and films.

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About Me

Director. Cinematographer. Photographer. Storyteller. 

Olivier is an award-winning Belgian director and photographer based between Shanghai and Los Angeles.

 

He combines different techniques, such as photography, drawing, graphic design, and video. His primary focus is character development and storytelling. Olivier's work includes collaborations as a creative director with significant talents, such as Kobe Bryant and Sophie Marceau, and partnerships with several European and Asian celebrities.

His most recent short film, The Passport, recently received 65 nominations worldwide with eighteen wins; best short drama, best short film, best foreign director, best director, best actor, best thriller, crime thriller, two times best editing, best VFX...

Oliver's work has received the silver award at Cannes and the Promaxbda bronze award in Los Angeles. Along with his artistic practice, Olivier has collaborated with major brands such as Converse, Nike, Porsche, Elle magazine, and many more.

Those recent years, Olivier also worked as a cinematographer, including his collaboration on The Nightwalk, directed by Adriano Valerio. This film won several awards, including Prix Canal +, Clermont-Ferrand, and was short-listed to the prestigious César Awards in France.

Olivier is based in Asia but also works overseas.

Brand Ambassador

 

In 2020, I was a brand ambassador for YouPic.
You can discover my profile on this link.

Also a proud member of the Xiaomi Creator program since the end of 2020 and collaborating with Zhiyun technology.



China
www.studiosupreme.be

France & Belgium
www.designhero.tv

Awards

HOLLYWOOD
FOREVER FILM
FESTIVAL

2019
WINNER

Best Director

HOLLYWOOD
FOREVER FILM
FESTIVAL

2019
WINNER

Best Short Film

HOLLYWOOD
FOREVER FILM
FESTIVAL

2019
WINNER

Best Editing

HOLLYWOOD FEEDBACK

2019
WINNER

Best Foreign

Director

LA LIVE FILM
FESTIVAL

2019
WINNER

Best Foreign

Director

TNLIFF

2019
WINNER

Best hort

Drama

BEIJING INDIE SHORT FILM FESTIVAL AWARDS

2019
WINNER

Best Scifi

GOLDEN STATE

2019
WINNER

Best Crime Thriller

MINDFIELD

2019
BRONZE WINNER

Best Short

LAFA 2018
WINNER

Best Thriller

LAFA 2018
WINNER

Best Editing

NIAF 2019
WINNER

Best VFX

SVFF 2015
WINNER

Best Music Video

FILMETS 2015
WINNER

Best Music Video

BEIJING 2016
WINNER

Audience Awards

Promax BDA

2015
WINNER

Best Kids

Campaign

CANNE LIONS

2007
WINNER

Outdoor Silver

LOS ANGELES
ASIAN FILM

FESTIVAL

2019
WINNER

Best Production Design

Best Direction

HOLLYWOOD FEEDBACK 2022

"She is So Perfect"

Winner Best Direction

Hollywood Feedback, Los Angeles USA 2022

Best Short

AIMAFF 2022

"She is So Perfect"

Winner Special Mention

AIMAFF, Athena GREECE 2022

Best Short

SIMFF 2022

"She is So Perfect"

Winner Special Mention

SIMFF, Seoul KOREA 2022

Best Comedy

SFAAF 2022

"She is So Perfect"

Winner Best Comedy

SFAAF, Burgos, CHILE 2022

 

Best Commercial Value

NETEASE 2022

"The Passport"

Winner Best Commercial Value

Netease, CHINA 2022

Best Short

STAGE 32

"The Passport"

Winner Best Short

Stage 32, USA 2021

Best Editing

PUNA FILM FESTIVAL

"The Passport"

Winner Best editing

Puna Film Festival, INDIA 2019

 

Best Drama

HOLLYWOOD FEEDBACK

"The Passport"

Winner Best Drama

Hollywood Feedback, Los Angeles, USA 2019

Best Production Design

LOS ANGELES ASIAN FILM FESTIVAL

"The Passport"

Winner

Los Angeles Asian Film Festival, Los Angeles, USA 2019

Best Director

HOLLYWOOD FOREVER FILM FESTIVAL

"The Passport"

Winner Best Director

Hollywood Forever Film Festival, Los Angeles, USA 2019

Best Short film

HOLLYWOOD FOREVER FILM FESTIVAL

"The Passport"

Winner Short Film

Hollywood Forever Film Festival, Los Angeles, USA 2019

Best Editing

HOLLYWOOD FOREVER FILM FESTIVAL

"The Passport"

Winner Best editing

Hollywood Forever Film Festival, Los Angeles, USA 2019

Best Short Drama TNLIFF

"The Passport"

Winner Short Drama

TNLIFF, Sidney, Australia 2019

Best Foreign Director LA LIVE FILM FESTIVAL

"The Passport"

Winner Best Foreign Short film Director

LA Live Film Festival 2019

Best Scifi Beijing Indie Short Film Festival Awards 2019

"The Passport"

Winner Beijing Indie Short Film Festival Awards.
Beijing, China.

 

Best Crime Thriller GOLDEN STATE 2019

"The Passport"

Winner Best Crime Thriller

Golden State Independent Film Festival 2019
Chinese Theatre, Hollywood, Los Angeles (USA).

 

Best Short Film MINDFIELD 2019

"The Passport"

Winner Bronze Best Short Film Mindfield 2019
Los Angeles (USA).

 

Best Thriller LAFA 2018

"The Passport"

Winner Best Thriller Los Angeles Film Award.
Los Angeles (USA).

 

Best Editing LAFA 2018

"The Passport"

Winner Best Editing Los Angeles Film Award.
Los Angeles (USA).

Best VFX NIAF 2019

"The Passport"

Winner Best VFX Nightlight Impact.
South Africa.

Audience Award 2016

"Want it back"

Winner Audience Award Wing'n it Bigui Mini Film Festival (Beijing).

 

Best Music Video SVFF 2015

"Want it back"

Best Music Video. Silicon Valley SVFF 2015,

San Francisco, USA.

 

Best Music Video Filmets 2015

"Want it back"

Best Music Video. Filmets 2015, Barcelona, Spain.

 

Bronze Awards  PROMAX BDA 2015

"Ahah Kids Channel"

Bronze Awards, Promax BDA 2015, Best kids Campaign. Los Angeles, USA.

 

Silver Awards  Canne Lions 2007

"Mother and Child" Uncredited

Winner Outdoor Silver Canne Lions 2007

"Mother and Child" (as illustrator, Uncredited)

Clients

Over the years had the chance to collaborate with amazing clients.
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Endorsement / Sponsoring

Partnership and collaboration with brands
as brand ambassador or sponsoring.
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Work with Celebrities

Sarah Silverman, Corsak, Romeo Elvis, Caballero & Jeanjass, 

Ines de la Fressange, Wnag Lore-Dan, Nana Ou-Yang, Mei Ting, Eilin Zhang,
Qui Xi, Ting Mel, Neri & Hu, 任嘉伦 Jialun Ren, 姚星彤 Xingtong
YAO, Stromae, Sophie Turner, Sophie Marceau, Arno, Kobe Bryant, Guts,
Patrice Bart Williams.
 
 

Promonews, Music Video Specialist

Belgian director Olivier 'Hero' Dressen gave himself quite a challenge in making his video for Guts' Want It Back. He went to both Paris and Shanghai to tell a story about 5 year old kids who want to take over the world from the adults. 

Press

Kobini,

25Mo Followers

UN CLIP CINEMATOGRAPHIQUE
Pour illustrer son "Dessert", l’ami du duo belge Caballero et JeanJass, et frère de la douce Angèle, s’est donc exilé à Los Angeles pour un visuel très cinématographique signé Olivier Hero Dressen.

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Eastern Independent, Films & shorts in asia

The Passport tells the dark story of an amnesiac who travels the streets at night in a desperate attempt to figure out who he really is. We talk with director Olivier Hero Dressen and actor Michael Koltes and get their thoughts on what makes for a good story, the benefits of being able to draw on a range of creative experiences, and the making of their award-winning short film.

Les Inrocks, Magazine

Aujourd’hui, ils dévoilent la vidéo du premier extrait, Dessert, réalisée par Olivier Hero Dressen.

Dans ce clip tourné à Los Angeles, Roméo Elvis est coincé dans une boucle, et vit donc à répétition la même scène, qu’il ne joue pas de la même façon – et c'est drôle.

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Hollywood Reporter

An immersive experience, it features a mix of traditional painting and photo works by people like Dutch photographer ("dreamweaver") Marcel Van Luit, Echo Park muralist Mambo, Belgian photographer and director Olivier H. Dressen, sculptor Mimi Haddon, designer Sallie Falls, digital artist Cedric Ih, self-described bad animator Danny Casale and YouTube star and fashion guru Alex Costa.

Frame,
Magazine

Olivier Dressen is an award-winning Belgian photographer and creative director. Although his main base is in Shanghai, Dressen also spends time in Paris, Brussels and Los Angeles. In addition to his editorial and mixed-media work, he directs commercials, short films and music videos.

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Voyage LA

(...) Has it been a smooth road?
Nothing is smooth, even I knew what I wanted to do since Childhood, seeking “perfection” is an impossible ride, but yet poetic way of living. I also got a mantra to keep trying until you succeed. My career until now has been a constant learning curve, and that’s actually what makes this job very fulfilling actually. (...)

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