Olaf van Gerwen is the co-founder and Global Creative Director of Chuck Studios, the world’s first and only global food advertising specialist headquartered in Amsterdam with branches in Berlin, Los Angeles, Moscow and London. Before starting Chuck Studios, he shot and directed over 500 live action commercials in 30+ countries for which he brought home multiple Lions, Epica’s and Effies.
Chuck Studios is where food goes to get famous. High speed shooting, computer controlled robotics and complex special effects are put to work to deliver mouth watering images. Over the years Chuck Studios has added strategy to its offering. It currently helps food brands around the world develop their Culinary Identity: a strategy that turns food into distinctive brand assets by dictating how it behaves, how it interacts with its surroundings and by designing the universe it lives in.
Olaf lives in Amsterdam with his wife slash Chuck Studios co-founder Ellen Gaedtgens and Biggie, their hybrid chihuahua.