Nils Vleugels


Nils is a director & writer known for pushing the bar on sharp, off-beat comedy. He combines a love for storytelling with a dry sense of humor and precise comedic timing.

In 2017 he wrote and directed Weeën (Labor) which received a Gouden Kalf nomination at the Netherlands Film Festival in the category Best Short Film. Commissioned by broadcaster BNN-VARA, Weeën is about a father-to-be who is overcome with with anxiety and doubt as his girlfriend is going into labour, a story loosely based on his own experiences of becoming a father.

Hellingproef, his debut short film, was selected for the Netherlands Film Festival in the Gouden Kalf competition in 2016. He wrote the scripts for Rotor & Arrêt Pipi, both awarded with a Short Of The Week selection with the latter becoming a Vimeo Staff Pick.