Greatcoat Films have added YDA-winning director Klaas Diersmann to their roster for representation.
The self-taught filmmaker initially pursued studies in art and design before finding his way behind the camera, and this well-developed sense of aesthetics and composition means his films have a recognisable visual flair.
Many of Diersmann's projects are preoccupied with society's relationship with wellbeing and technology - a complex concept which he approaches with thoughtful narrative and a streak of dark humour.
'Divided We Scroll' is a good example of this, as the short film blends spasmodic dancing and a tense soundtrack to explore the iron grip smartphones have on our daily lives.
This assured approach and willingness to experiment is what initially caught Greatcoat's eye, as Simon Oxley explains: "I think watching his short ‘ZenMan In Love’ cemented the deal for me. It was the first romantic comedy written by a purpose-built AI program - and the AI programme is not great at writing it turns out - but Klaas pulled it off. I felt like anyone who would take on a challenge like that was coming from a good place for us."
In addition to this surreal sensibility, Diersmann's versatile talent encompasses more naturalistic performance and narrative. His work for mental health charity Calm demonstrates these abilities, as a gangster film takes a surprisingly soft turn.
For more of Klaas Diersmann's work, check out his Greatcoat Films page and get in touch with the team via Simon Oxley at email@example.com or on 07985 728 312.