DEATH OF A SHADOW

A SHORT BY TOM VAN AVERMAET - 2012

SYNOPSIS

Soldier Nathan Rijckx ( Matthias Schoenaerts) died during World War I. A strange collector imprisoned his shadow and gave him a new chance: a second life against 10000 captured shadows. It is love that guides him, as his purpose is to meet Sarah again, the woman he fell in love with before he died. But when he discovers that she’s already in love with someone else, jealousy clouds his mind and pushes him towards a bitter decision, a decision not without consequences.

 

CREDITS

Director  Tom Van Avermaet

Producer  Ellen De Waele

Writer  Tom Van Avermaet

DOP  Stijn Van Der Veken

Editing  Dieter Diependaele

Sound  Yves De Mey

Art director  Erwan Le Floc'h

Costume  Vanessa Evrard

Make-up  Simon Livet

Music  Raf Keunen

Visual effects  Digital Graphics

In co-production with Perspective Films, Digital Graphics & Mollywood

Co-producers  Isabelle Mathy, Delphine Schmitt

Associate producer   Matthias Schoenaerts

Executive producer   Ellen De Waele

CAST

Matthias Schoenaerts

Laura Verlinden

Peter Van Den Eede

Benjamin Ramon

FESTIVALS

20th Le Court En Dit Long (France)
16th L.A. Shortsfest (USA)
32nd Nederlands Film Festival (Netherlands)
39th Ghent International Film Festival (Belgium)
57th Seminci - Valladolid International Film Festival (Spain)
3rd Samain Du Cinéma Fantastique (France)
21st St. Louis International Film Festival (USA)
13th Sleepwalkers Student & Short Film Festival (Black Night) (Estonia)
2nd Paris International Fantastic Film Festival (France)
33rd Festival Du Film Court De Villeurbanne (France)
18th International Short Film Festival Leuven (Belgium)

AWARDS AND NOMINATIONS

Academy Awards

Nominee Best Live Action Short Film

 

16th L.A. Shortsfest (USA)
Winner: Best Of The Fest (Oscar Qualifier) 

 

57th Seminci - Valladolid International Film Festival (Spain) International Competition
Winner: Best European Short/EFA Award (Nomination For European Film Awards) 

 

3rd Samain Du Cinéma Fantastique (France) Winner: Audience Award