Ludi Boeken stars in "World War Z," opposite Brad Pitt and Mireille Enos, as Warmbrumm.

Born in Amsterdam, Ludi Boeken started out as a war correspondent for BBC and Dutch TV in the Middle East and covered South and Central America and Africa.

He subsequently directed over 25 investigative documentaries, including "Who Killed Georgi Markov" (BBC Panorama), for which he won an Emmy Award, the prize-winning "The Other Face of Terror" (Channel Four) and "Gypsyland" (Channel Four), covering Human Rights subjects as well as terrorism, arms trade, torture, etc.

He then produced many feature films such as Robert Altman's "Vincent and Theo," starring Tim Roth, Sam Shepard's "Silent Tongue," starring Richard Harris, Alan Bates and River Phoenix, Jacques Fansten's "La Fracture du Myocarde" and Radu Milhaelianu's "Train of Life," before directing his first feature film "Britney Baby One More Time," which was featured at the Sundance Film Festival in 2002.

Boeken's second feature film was "Deadlines," co-directed with Michael Lerner and starring Anne Parillaud and Stephen Moyer. The movie won Best Feature Film at the Santa Barbara Film Festival in 2005, the Best European Film award at the Avignon Film Festival in 2004, the Best British Feature Film at the Cherbourg Film Festival in 2005, and the Best Actress award for Anne Parillaud at the Paris International Film Festival in 2004.

Boeken's latest feature film as director is "Saviors in the Night" ("Unter Bauern"), the award-winning tale of a group of German farmers who, throughout the Nazi period, save a Jewish family on their farm. The film stars Veronica Ferres, Armin Rohde, Lia Hoensbroech and Martin Horn, and was released in theaters in the U.S., after having opened the NY and San Francisco Jewish Film Festivals.

Boeken produced Christian Duguay's "J"Appeloup," the horse-jumping saga, starring Guillaume Caneet and Daniel Auteuil, which was the top grossing French film of 2013. Boeken is preparing to direct "Un Mec Sympa," a French thriller, and "Nelson," a film about which he won't divulge a thing.

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