Bram Schouw (The Hague, 1979) graduates with honors at the Utrecht School of the Arts. His graduation film MARRIAGE is the official opening film for Curta Cinema Rio de Janeiro 2005.
In 2007 he co-directs the play BACKSPACE for the theatre festival Cinéma et Justice, organized by the French Embassy and Amnesty International. It is the first of many collaboration with (screen)writer Marcel Roijaards.
His second short film IMPASSE has its world premiere at the Tokyo International Film Festival 2008 as part of the feature film Stories On Human Rights with short films from directors such as Hany Abu-Assad, Marina Abramovic and Abderrahmane Sissako. The project gets selected at renowned film festivals in New York, Sarajevo and Paris. IMPASSE gets a Special Mention at the International Amsterdam Film Festival and wins the NFTVM Vers Award for young Dutch filmmakers.
After directing the tv film NINA SATANA and episodes of highly acclaimed television series as OVERSPEL and VAN GOD LOS, Bram Schouw wins a Golden Calf (Dutch Academy Award) at the Netherlands Film Festival with the short film SEVILLA. The film premieres in Clermont-Ferrand, gets selected at more than 100 international film festivals, winning multiple awards and is announced to be in the worldwide top-10 films by Vimeo in 2014.
With the same team Bram made the NY short film ALL THOSE SUNFLOWERS starring Sylvia Hoeks and his first feature BROERS (BROTHERS) that premiered summer 2017 and is traveling international film festivals.
Besides fiction Bram started directing commercials straight after graduating. One of his first projects, the international DANCE 4 LIFE commercial, won the prestigious Award for Best Hiv/Aids Commercial by the European Commission. Later his work for TRIODOS, SENSOOR, MENZIS and FGS a.o. got rewarded with Silver Lamps, at Eurobest and with Bronze and Silver Lions in Cannes. For WARCHILD he was chosen Best Director at the ADCN 2015. Bram is represented by BONKERS.