Tim Oliehoek attended to the Dutch Film and Television Academy when he was only 18 years of age. His graduation movie was nominated for a Tuschinski Award and won a Student Award at the USA Film Festival.
As a follow up, Tim directed ‘THE CHAMP’ which was nominated for a Student Academy Award for Best Foreign Film.
In 2005 Tim directed his feature debut entitled ‘VET HARD’ (English title ‘TOO FAT TOO FURIOUS’), which was a great success, followed by ‘PIZZAMAFFIA’ (2011) an d ‘CHEZ NOUS’ (English title ‘QUEEN OF AMSTERDAM’) in 2013.
His first family movie ‘WIPLALA” (2014) was embraced by many film citics. Among many awards it received The Golden Film Award and was nominated for a Rembrandt Award.
In 2016 Tim directed a three-part television miniseries THE MENTEN CASE. The story takes place in the 70’s, 40’s and 30’s. The show received a very positive response from TV critics and reached more than 1 million viewers. The series won a Golden Calf, a Dutch TV-Award, a Director’s NL Award, a Nipkow nomination, a Rockie Award in Canada, and was the Dutch entry for the American Emmy Awards of 2017.
In 2017, Oliehoek directed the TV series THE SECRET DIARY OF HENDRIK GROEN. The 12-part series with Kees Hulst, André van Duin and Olga Zuiderhoek was broadcast by Omroep MAX and was viewed by over 2 million viewers and was the best viewed tv serie since 2011.
At 25FPS Tim has made commercials for NPO, KWF, Campina, Postcodeloterij, Cruesli, C1000, Rabobank, Ministerie van Volksgezondheid, KPN and Telfort.