Kees-Jan Husselman (born in 1964) is a Dutch film director and screenwriter, best known for his work on the award-winning feature films Zus & Zo (2001) and The Northerners (1992). He has also written and directed several short films, documentaries and television series.
Husselman began his career in the early 1990s, writing and directing several documentaries, including De Kloof (1991) and De Wijde Wereld (1992). He made his feature film debut in 1992 with The Northerners, a comedy-drama about a group of Dutch youths growing up in Amsterdam's Jordaan neighborhood. The film was a critical and box office success, earning Husselman a Golden Calf Award at the Netherlands Film Festival.
In 2000, Husselman directed Zus & Zo, a romantic drama about two sisters who are reunited in Amsterdam after living apart for many years. The film won several awards, including the Golden Calf for Best Film at the Netherlands Film Festival.
In the years since Zus & Zo, Husselman has continued to direct both feature films and documentaries. He directed the feature films The Family (2005) and Alles is Liefde (2007), as well as the television series De Club van Sinterklaas (2005-2007) and De Nieuwe Wereld (2009).
Husselman has also worked as a screenwriter, writing the script for the feature films Dutch Girls (2005) and Alles is Liefde (2007). His most recent project is the feature film De Marathon (2012).
Kees-Jan Husselman is an acclaimed and respected director in the Dutch film industry. He is known for his thoughtful and nuanced approach to storytelling, which has earned him numerous awards over the years. Husselman’s films often focus on the complexities of relationships and the importance of family. His work is thought-provoking and entertaining, and continues to inspire audiences around the world.