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Wannes Destoop

Wannes Destoop is a former student of the Royal Arts Academy in Ghent, where he earned his Masters Degree with Distinction in 2010. During his studies he had the honour of working with some well known actors from the Flemish film industry such as Koen De Graeve (The misfortunates), Johan Heldenbergh (Moscow, Belgium) and Wim Opbrouck (Can go through skin). He submitted the short film ‘Badpakje 46’ - ‘Swimsuit 46' as his final work for his Masters degree. This short got selected for the Official Competition in Cannes 2011 en won the Jury Prize!
Wannes’ films typically draw on the dramatic value captured in the deep human problems and disappointments faced by the “little”, “ordinary” people in their everyday lives. His previous short film – his final work for his Bachelor degree – ‘We are so happy’ (2008) was selected for various European film festivals and has been released on DVD. Between tackling freelance directing assignments and creating music videos, Wannes is currently preparing for his next film project.

Short film credits

Image from Badpakje 46

Badpakje 46

Belgium | Jan 2011 | 15:00
Chantal, a chubby girl of twelve, is having a hard time finding her way through life. She doesn't have a lot of friends, and at home she can only turn...
Director, Screenwriter
Image from We Are So Happy

We Are So Happy

Belgium | Dec 2008 | 12:45
When the obese, lonely teenage girl Claudine loses the only certainty in her life, she slips away into an emotional crisis.
Assistant Director
Image from Above All Things

Above All Things

Belgium | Jun 2008 | 15:12
Tine and Jonas have an adorable two-year-old son. They both want a second child, but Tine is determined to have a baby girl. Jonas goes along with her...
Information on this profile is provided by the person and/or compiled from available sources | Profile updated 11 Jan 2012