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 then 20 festivals in the world, with a special mention by the international Jury at Clérmont-Ferrand.
Over the years Hans has build a strong reputation as a director of tv-drama series and 5 feature films with strong box office success. He likes to be part of the development, to work with actors, and implement a strong visual vision on a script, to create to best possible story.
For television Hans took on the directing of Urbain, a comic series with Belgian comic Urbanus. He also shot episodes of Flikken, Sedes & 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, He 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. eOne came on board as the international sales agent. It is nominated for the Prix Europa and for an International Digital Emmy Award.
He recently showran Vermist, a 10 episode crime series for Eyeworks and is currently directing Riviera for Archery and Sky
Thriller based on the novel by Mo Hayder.
Coming of age drama set in Antwerp.
A maverick diver joins a a search-and-rescue unit, but his arrogance alienates his new teammates.
Writer & Director
6 part serial killer thriller.
A family crime drama set in the sexy-glamorous-sleazy world of the French Riviera
6 part series for NPO 1
Crime drama following the missing persons unit in Belgium.
Crime series following a renowned street artist who plans to steal 6 of Europe's masterpieces.
Family saga about the decline of a mighty Flemish family of entrepreneurs, set against the background of a country that is also going through a deep crisis after a series of scandals