Oliver Würffell’s love for filmmaking hasn’t changed since he first picked up his parents’ camcorder. From then on he knew he would be a storyteller. After receiving a Bachelor of Arts with summa cum laude honors at the University of Konstanz he worked on production side in Munich, before he became a fully freelance director in 2011. His style was then unseen, as he combined authenticity with a cinematic touch. He right away worked for international brands and with global stars. The film for the print Magazine “Vangardist” won awards such as Cannes Lions, D&AD, Europbest in 2015 to name a few. His breakthrough work “Frozen Tundra” not only put him on the map of international production companies, it was later also licensed by the biggest league in the world - NFL. Since 2019 this film hypes 85.000 fans at every home game at iconic Lambeau Field of the Green Bay Packers. In 2016 he moved to New York and lives here ever since. He directed several global launch campaigns for German car brands like Audi, BMW, Porsche and Mercedes, but also the Acedemy Awards “The Oscars” campaign for Cadillac in 2019 and is part of the Directors Guild of America.
His ability to blend his love of humans, high end brands and film has lead Oliver to work alongside some of the world’s largest brands and biggest names: Audi, Cadillac, BMW, Porsche, SHISEIDO, Mercedes, Toyota, Land Rover, Rimowa, RedBull, Sony, Converse and stars like Neymar Jr., Manuel Neuer, Carlo Ancelotti, Richard Branson, Lewis Hamilton, Marky Ramone and Megan Rapinoe.
Recently Oliver realized an art project, around Sven Marquardt’s photo series “NYC/22”. Currently his artistic short film “REBELLION NYC” is shown together with Sven’s portrait photographies at Galerie Deschler, Berlin.
However, it is Oliver’s genuine love for understanding narrative that gives all his work - from creative high-end TVC to artistic long-form documentary - a tangible cinematic quality.
Director’s Guild of America member since 2019
2023 - “Der Brief”: Deutsches Historisches Museum, Berlin
2023 - “REBELLION NYC”: Part of Exhibition NYC/22 at Galerie Deschler, Berlin
2017 - “Finding Your Own Place”: Exclusive Nowness
2017 - “Purple & Gold”: Exclusive Nowness
2017 - „Alley of Echoes”: Exclusive Nowness
2015 - „Vangardist - HIV Issue”: Cannes Lions: Gold, Silver, Bronze
Eurobest: Grand Prix, Gold, Bronze
London International Awards: Gold, Silver, Bronze, D&AD: Gold
Golden Drum: Grand Prix
2015 - „O’Neill - Endless Ocean”: 1 of 6 International Directors at Unreasonable Film Festival
2015 - „Sky - Oldest Supporters’ Club”: German Stevie Awards: Gold
2014 - „Frozen Tundra”: Vimeo Staff Pick