In 2005, Sil van der Woerd finished his study Fine Arts (Cum Laud) at ArtEZ, Institute of the Arts in Arnhem, the Netherlands. At the Institute, Sil started using film and mixed new media, live action and dominant soundtracks to express his fictitious, atmospheric worlds. His short films Duet and Swim started to gain attention, brought home several awards and nominations, and collected millions of views online. Sil won the ArtEZ Academy Prize for Best Graduating student. After his study, Sil completed a study at Gnomon, School of Visual Effects in Hollywood. Sil exhibited the new techniques he learned in his award winning music video Worms for singer Lolly Jane Blue. In 2008, Sil was invited back to Gnomon – this time as artist in residence – to complete his second music video for Lolly Jane Blue titled White Swan.
In 2010 Sil received his 10th video award from the hands of Rutger Hauer and Anton Corbijn. In 2011, Sil and Rutger co-directed the short film Requiem 2019. Sil continues his long-time collaboration with production company Oak Motion Pictures, with whom he made music video'S Tommy’s Theme for Noisia, and Next Order for Dog Blood, a Skrillex & Boysnoize collaboration.
RECENTLY SIL COMPLETED SHORT FILM GROWTH, MUSIC VIDEO MANTRA for Noisia, and an art film in collaboration with dutch studio drift. Currently, Sil & Oak Motion Pictures prepare for his upcoming short film Mirage. Sil is ALSO WRITING the screenplay for his first feature film.