Sil Van Der Woerd

The work of Netherlands native Sil Van Der Woerd blends film and mixed new media, live action video and dominant soundtracks to express his fictitious, atmospheric worlds. His 2004 short film “Duet” gained public attention and festival recognition, as did his 2005 follow up, “Swim.” Together the two have been shown at more than 70 film festivals worldwide and garnered close to 2 million views on YouTube. Sil’s first music video for Lolly Jane Blue, “Worms,” was the beginning of a collaboration between the director and the singer that resulted in the creation of visual worlds around her songs – photography, visuals, and video clips – that were projected at live performances during her 2008 tour. That same year Sil created an underwater sequence for the annual worldwide dance event “Sensation White” which was used in the event’s promo trailer and projected during the festival in 15 countries. He recently completed his second music video for Lolly Jane Blue titled “White Swan.” Sil was an artist-in-residence and instructor at Los Angeles’ Gnomon School of Visual Effects, and has created advertising pieces for clients including New Line Cinema, motion design company OneSize and others. Sil is based in Los Angeles and holds a Fine Arts degree from the Academy of Art and Design in Arnhem, Netherlands.