Amsterdam based storyteller and director Ayla Spaans is known for her vibrant, aesthetic & colour-plenty work. Ayla enjoys the synergy between reality and fiction and often explores this in her projects. With the ambition to connect people through art, she loves to ponder social themes such as friendship, family and love, frequently through humour.
Her impressive directing roster includes short films, music videos, commercials and a children’s series, Rakhi & Peppe (2023). Her two short films were selected for Shortcutz, Berlin Commercial, La Jolla and The CinéFashion Film Awards, and won Shortcutz best experimental film. She has shot for well-known brands such as ChupaChups, Bols, Pourri, and Keune.
An expressive and impassioned director, Ayla has a notable affinity for set curation, stylised content and movement.