Nicolas Winding Refn
NWR is a Danish producer, screenwriter, and director who waltzes between feature films and television series with an inimitable style. He absorbs his audiences in rich and varied storytelling with his distinctive attention to framing and artistic direction. His internationally acclaimed films include Bronson starring Tom Hardy, Drive and Only God Forgives both starring Ryan Gosling, and the crime series Too Old to Die Young. He has won film’s most prestigious prizes such as the Cannes Film Festival’s Best Director Award. He works in advertising to challenge himself to express his art in a different format, helming commercials for Gucci featuring Blake Lively, a series of Lincoln commercials starring Matthew McConaughey, as well as Hennessy and Nike.
Most recently, NWR collaborated with Prada for their women's SS23 fashion show, which was then followed by his short film Touch of Crude, available to watch on the Prada website. In addition, his new riveting series Copenhagen Cowboy, which premiered at the 2022 Venice Film Festival, made its debut on Netflix in January 2023.