Swedish-born Youness is an award-winning director. In 2016, he wrote and directed the short film ‘Without A Word’ for Nowness, which captures dancers freestyling in a concrete jungle. The film picked up awards and nominations at San Francisco Dance Film Festival, Berlin International Fashion Film Festival, Santiago Fashion Film Festival, Stockholm Stockmotion Film Festival, Canadian International Fashion Film Festival and a VOTD Award.
He was nominated at the UK Music Video Awards for the hypnotic, off-kilter imagery of 'Drums of Death’, and has also racked up VOTD Awards, D&AD Student Awards and D&AD Young Blood. He's directed for brands, including Chanel and Deloitte.Youness’ emotionally gripping and visually striking film ‘The Intruder’ for Mental Health Charity SANE from Iris Worldwide was selected to feature in the 2018 APA Collection – a showcase of the year’s most outstanding commercials from production companies and agencies in the UK.