Niels La Croix

Niels La Croix

Director based in Rotterdam

Excluding BeNeLux, UK, France & USA

Represented by Carolina Klass

He has won two Lions at Cannes to show for it. Jamie directs both subtle and broad humour; developing very specific looks for each spot he works on. The two Bronze Lions from Cannes were for the very progressive and multi-faceted campaign created by McCann-Erickson London for Skcin. The PSA warned people of the horrendous effects of skin cancer through an infomercial-style spot for a tanning product that promises the tanning salon look right from your computer screen. The thought being that anybody who visits the website to learn about this fake product needs to be informed about the dangers of Skin Cancer – quite clever if you think about it.
Jamie keeps busy working shooting in different countries all over Europe and Asia. His eye & passion for the camera also sees him unveil his unique & quirky “collection” of stills adding a new element to his showreel.
Most recently Jamie has finished a series of films for BMW – BBDO Beijing, Mediaworld – Cayenne Milan - UnityMedia – TBWA Dusseldorf & O2 – VCCP London.

Niels’ life is devoted to food. Whether it’s Peruvian street food, ‘whole hog’ on a wood fire, helping his brother out with his food truck or savor an exquisite three star Michelin dinner. He just can't get enough.

As a former agency art director he's trained to see communication from the brand as well as the consumer point of view. He believes a good idea can only become valuable if the execution is spot on. That’s why Niels is keen in creating films which feel as an exhilarating experience that reveals the true beauty of a product or brand. Whenever possible he uses non-conventional techniques, epic slow-motions, original point of views, realistic life action, overwhelming sound design and colour grading to maximize the suspense of the film. Niels brings food films to the next level. As he likes to say: ‘visual storytelling, out of the box and in your face!’

Niels lives in the frisky city of Rotterdam, The Netherlands and is used to work around the globe. He runs Micro-Brewery 'Drift Brouwers’ as a fun side project with of his best mates and travels a lot with his love and daughter to explore nature and local cuisine.

Brands where he has worked for include: McDonald's, Philips, Danone, Schweppes, Coop, Rama, Lidl, Knorr, Ferrero, Maggi, Senseo, Friesche Vlag, Charles & Alice and Old Amsterdam.