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A Potter's Dream (Dossier 2011)

An experimental shortfilm as a study between sculpture and cinema, in cooperation with Piet Stockmans. We handed this in at FilmLab in July, hoping to recieve funds. Filming is scheduled for spring 2012.

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Fall of Man (2011)

In 2010 we got government funding to start research and production on 'the Quest for Realism'. This is an art/photography project inspired by the works of the Flemish Primitives.

One of the works from the project is 'the Fall of Man'. This will be a composition of 75 naked bodies falling into the pits of hell. The canvas will be 3 by 5 meters large.

We completed primary photography on a snowy weekend in december; and now are editing all our models into the large shot. It's quite the heavy undertaking, but we hope to be ready to make an exposition in the springtime. We will keep you posted on the situation as it develops.

Next to the giant composition, we are going to make smaller prints of the individual models as well to expose next to the main work. (the adjoining picture is a post-production test, and not the main result!)

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Photographer : Toon Mertens
Line-Producer : Enak Cortebeeck
Funded by Stroom Limbrug

 

Sous La Peau (2010-2011)

Director/DP : Mathias Verleyen

In 2010 we produced & edited Mathias Verleyen's Wildcard. The award-winning director chose to make a documentary about life and death, as he portrays two employees of a hospital morgue. The premise is as follows :

In his new documentary, Verleyen sketches an intriguing portrait of two morgue employees. His distant & unconventional camerawork creates a stage in which the viewer is allowed to witness the mechanics of life and death without mediation or judgment.

Funded by het Vlaams Audiovisueel Fonds, AZ VUB, Sabam & Canvas.

www.souslapeau.be

Commercial Ché Magazine

We did two commercials for Ché Magazine in cooperation with Unique/Starttowork.be. Here you can see one of them.

Creatives : Wendy Wauters & Karl Magnus of Amphion.
Director : Toon Mertens
DOP : Pepijn Robben

 

 

Gestreept (short)

Director : Toon Mertens & Jonas Baeckeland
DOP : Pepijn Robben
Camera : Marc Appeltans

Cast : Nand Buyl, Ina Geerts, Raf Walshaert

Commisioned by the Humanistisch Verbond van Vlaanderen

In a city with a cultural mix of nationalities, age and gender, eight complete strangers all have one thing in common: they feel trapped in their own city and in their own lives. A sprinkle of hope enters when an escaped zebra runs free in the city. The eight strangers are all subconsciously enticed to catch this zebra. In doing so, their lives intertwine and are profoundly changed. This is a story about liberty, compassion and hope in modern times of troublesome existential thought.

Official selection IFF Locarno, Ghent, Leuven

Winner Best European Short at Cinema Tous Ecrans Geneva

Karl Kneip

Toon Merten's photographer alter ego Karl Kneip has come outside to say hello.

Visit him at:

www.karlkneip.com

Radio 1 Sessies

Director : Toon Mertens & Wim Scheyltjes

Radio 1 asked us to film behind the scenes at the 'Radio 1 Sessies with Arno, Daan, Raymond van het Groenewoud & Monza'

Here are a few of them.

Old Work

Director : Toon Mertens

A few excerpts from Shorts/docs we made when we were studying at the RITS filmschool in Brussels 2003-2007

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