I work as an independent filmmaker, videographer, editor and composer. I've realised several experimental short films and I film and edit classical musical performances. Currently I'm expanding my music portfolio with a variety of stylistic experiments, composing and producing everything from my home studio.
2014 - experimental documentary
Inspired by the 541 days that Belgium was without government, Decision Pending focuses on the appearance of politicians during committee meetings and plenary sessions.
There, everyone seems to be under the spell of difficult decisions that have to be made. In the corridors of power grows a sense of uncertainty and impotence.
Decision Pending is a non-political film about politics, which unfolds itself as an audiovisual symphony.
2009 - experimental fiction
"A man is captured in a surreal world. He works nightshifts in a fish factory and explores its uncanny surroundings at dawn. A corpse he finds in the fields further dazzles his already mixed up thoughts. His relation to the deceased is unclear. Strangers is an exploration of a mind in an in-between reality. The shots which are put together in a hypnotizing way serve more as impressions than as carriers of a story." (Cinestud Filmfestival Amsterdam 2010)
In this film I wanted to portray a character; not through a story, but through his experience. The film doesn’t represent actual actions, rather it shows a state of mind, an experience of someone in shock after a disturbing discovery.
Music to picture
For this video I did the editing, motion graphics and all music except the track from 2:30 - 3:00.
One of three short commercials for flower delivery service Fleurop Interflora. I composed and produced the music.
I wrote an orchestral theme that was featured several times throughout the film.
For my own film I wrote music especially for the excellent Spectra Ensemble, conducted by Filip Rathé. The soundtrack of the film serves as a peculiar, slightly ironic commentary to the slow paced images.
I was involved as a sound recordist and -editor. For the soundtrack I played a piano piece by Debussy and created a main theme that can be heard in the teaser.
Decision Pending with live music
The images, sounds and music of Decision Pending re-worked into a different piece In tijden van crisis, here performed at Voorwaarts Maart 2015.