Bjoern Lauen

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Director | Producer

Born in Germany and based in the UAE for almost two decades, Bjoern Lauen has woven creativity into the fabric of his life for more than 30 years.
Following a management diploma, studies in psychology, and a successful corporate career, co-founding a successful international franchise and serving on the boards of companies, he began blending his corporate experience with his creative passion.

As Managing Director and Executive Producer of a boutique agency, publishing- and production house, he created and produced various formats and commercials before founding Glaswerk, a Production House and Media Lab. Glaswerk produces commercials, series, documentaries, digital content, and corporate & brand films across the Middle East and beyond, with and for regional and international brands and non-government and government organisations.

A strong proponent of innovation, he adopts cutting-edge technologies like XR and AI – pushing the boundaries of traditional media.

Bjoern’s passion for visual storytelling remains a strong motivator. His photographs have been featured in major publications and exhibitions worldwide. His exploration of the tribes of the Omo Valley in Ethiopia has been showcased at Annenberg Space for Photography in Los Angeles.
Beyond his professional life, Bjoern is an avid Motorcyclist, a Rotarian, a traveller and a regular public speaker on topics of the film & media industry. He is committed to community service and nurturing new talent.


Work History

KARAK Masters – Documentary
as Executive Producer

CAREEM A Decade in Motion
by Mana Creative
as Executive Producer

Gaza Documentary – by Kuwait Fund
as Executive Producer & Director

Check out my car, Geordey –
Reality Series
as UAE Executive Producer

More than Food EU Campaign Films
as Executive Producer

New Zealand Pavilion EXPO2020
as Executive Producer

Ritz Carlton Grand Tour Films
as Exectuive Producer

Bentley Peak of Luxury Films
as Executive Producer

Jaguar Land Rover “Weekend Adventures”
Online Mini Series
as Executive Producer

DTCM Tourism Summer Campaign
as Executive Producer

“Tomorrow Today” Mini-Series / 2 Seasons
as Executive Producer

“Winter in Tantora” – Film
as Producer

ADGMO Aspirations Films
as Producer

W Motors Fenyr & Michelin Film
as Executive Producer