NATURAL BORN STORYTELLER
My name is Diederik Spaargaren; I am a passionate film director.
I love to make films with a fictional or documentary approach for any kind of medium.
Please take a look at my content; you will notice my narrative talent is a valuable asset when telling a story in many different ways. My broad knowledge of storytelling techniques and extraordinary fit in casted talent will guarantee a visual abundance with an original, humanistic essence.
I completed the Directing Fiction program at the Netherlands Film Academy. After four amazing years of developing my professional skills as a commercial director for Thed Lenssen Films, I founded my production company: Bäst films, together with business partners Menno Koop and Daan Hocks.
During my 12 years as highly-driven co-owner of Bäst, I’ve directed TV commercials, online films, and shorts with a lot of passion. Among our many clients at Bäst were companies such as Gamma, Verkade, Plus, Albert Heijn, Duyvis, Vodafone, Nuon, Grolsch, Corendon, and Auping.
As co-owner of Bäst, I’ve gained a lot of experience and knowledge within my field of work. In 2016, I decided to let this experience and knowledge become the foundation of a new step in my professional life and became a freelance director. Since that moment, I have been dedicating my time to shooting photo series and directing films and documentaries for sustainable companies and foundations including WarChild, De Opkikker and the Ayrton Senna Foundation.