In 2005, Sil van der Woerd finished his study Fine Arts (Cum Laud) at ArtEZ, Institute of the Arts
in Arnhem, the Netherlands. At the Institute, Sil started using film and mixed new media, live action and dominant soundtracks to express his fictitious, atmospheric worlds. His short films Duet
started to gain public attention and brought home several awards and nominations. Sil won the ArtEZ Academy Prize for Best Graduating student. After his study in the Netherlands, Sil completed a study at Gnomon, School of Visual effects
in Hollywood. Sil exhibited the new techniques he learned in his award winning music video Worms
for singer Lolly Jane Blue
was the beginning of a collaboration between the singer and Sil in creating the mesmerizing, audiovisual world of Lolly Jane Blue. The making of Worms
was covered in a 10 hour training DVD series recorded at the Gnomon workshop
. Duet, Swim
received a total of 2 million views on Youtube
. In between, Sil created an underwater sequence
for the 9th edition of Sensation
, the world’s leading dance event.
In 2008, Sil went back to Gnomon – this time as artist in residence – where he finished his second music video for Lolly Jane Blue titled White Swan. The film premiered on July 11th and won a couple of awards. Another making of was released. As of 2009, Sil is represented in the USA by Mothership, sister-company of Digital Domain. In October 2010 Sil received another video award – his 10th - this time from the hands of Rutger Hauer and Anton Corbijn, at Rutger’s I’ve Seen Films festival in Milan. In 2011, Sil and Rutger Hauer co-directed the short film Requiem 2019 which is rolled out over 2012. New video’s Kill A Bird and The Pagan for singer Lolly Jane Blue were shot in Scotland and were released. Early 2012, Sil collaborated with Sensation once more, to create the trailer for their 2012 event Source of Light. Also added in 2012, were the black and white video Tommy’s Theme for Dutch dubstep / dnb act Noisia, short film Requiem 2019, which Sil co-directed with Rutger Hauer, and Next Order for Dog Blood (a Skrillex & Boysnoize collaboration).
Press pictures of Sil van der Woerd