Nanno was born in Malawi, Africa. His background in psychology and documentary film making kick started his career as a commercial director collaborating with Wieden + Kennedy on his spot We Are Who We Become. This lead to winning the Young Director Award in Cannes in 2015. That same year he was nominated at the ADCN awards for best film director. His commitment, cinematic eye and his deep appreciation of the actor-director relationship has lead him to win more than a few more awards and nominations since.
When Nanno isn’t writing or directing, you will probably find him hiking or sailing to experience life fully. He is married and has an eighth month old son.
AWARDS & NOMINATIONS
2018 ADCN Nomination, Best Film, MoveS
2017 ADCN Nomination, Best Director, Nederlandse Loterij
2017 San Accent Nomination, Samsung ‘Own the Twilight’
2016 Winner San Accent 2016, Oikocredit
2016 ADCN silver lamp, Dance for Life
2015 ADCN Nomination, Best Director, We are who we become
2015 Cannes, Young Director Award, We are who we become
2011 Holland Doc Award, Gaaf Zijn, Netherlands Film Festival