Hans Herbots


Flemish Film-maker, started with theatre and also a popular TV Personality.

Hans Herbots is a Flemish film director known for VERLENGD WEEKEND, BO, the TV show THE SPIRAL and  2014 flemish movie THE TREATMENT. He was born in Antwerp in 1970 and still resides in Belgium.

Hans Herbots studied literature, theatre, and film at the RITS in Brussels. He started his career as director of photography and 1st assistant director before directing adverts, documentaries and various short films. His short film Omelette à la Flamande was selected at more than 20 festivals in the world, with a special mention by the international Jury at Clérmont-Ferrand.

Hans has made over 6 feature films and in TV, Hans took on the directing of Urbain, a comic series with Belgian comic Urbanus. He also shot episodes of FlikkenSedes & Belli, en Zone Stad.

In 2011, He directed the highly anticipated television series The Divine Monster, based on the trilogy by writer Tom Lanoye, one of Belgium’s most popular books.

In 2012, Hans developed and directed the Belgian-Dutch-Scandinavian co-production The Spiral. The series was being aired simultaneously in Belgium, The Netherlands, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Sweden, France and Germany. The series was nominated for the Prix Europa and for an International Digital Emmy Award.