Harald Zwart is a Norwegian director spending his time between directing movies in Hollywood and directing commercials and music videos. Known for movies such as Pink Panther, The Karate Kid and The 12th Man he is the first Norwegian to become a member of the Directors Guild of America (DGA).
Born in the Netherlands but raised in Norway Harald was obsessed with filmmaking at an early age. Harald made his first films (cell and pappet animations on Super-8) when he only 8 years old and it was also as a child that he discovered his love for painting, illustration and playing multiple instruments.
Harald returned to Amsterdam to study at the Dutch Film Academy and before breaking into feature films cut his teeth as director on high-profile commercials for companies such as BMW and with music videos for A-Ha who still list him as a personal friend.
Harald is known for his superior storytelling skills, his excellent casting, subtle humour and perfect frame composition. Despite his Hollywood fame, Harald is an instantly approachable person always interested in your story and opinions.