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Get Ripped

‘Get Ripped’ centers on the encounters of the twenty year old Niko and a personal trainer. Though they meet daily at their gym, contact remains indifferent and silent. As Niko’s efforts yield results, a game of manipulation unfolds. ‘Get Ripped’ exposes the mental decay of a young man set to transform his body.

  • Leonardo Van Dijl
    Director
  • Leonardo Van Dijl, Alessandro Cangelli
    Writer
  • Leonardo Van Dijl
    Producer
  • Ben Vandendaele
    Festival promotion / sales agent
    Siemiany (2009), The Letter (2011), Subaru (2013), De weg van alle vlees (2013), De Smet (2014), In de naam van de kater (2014), ALLER - RETOUR (2014), August (2014), Het Geluk (2015)
  • Jonathan Wannyn
    DOP
  • Benjamin Ramon
    Key Cast
  • Alessandro Cangelli
    Key Cast
  • Helena Coppejans
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    15 minutes
  • Country of Origin:
    Belgium
  • Country of Filming:
    Belgium
  • Language:
    French
  • Shooting Format:
    RED EPIC
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2.35
  • Film Color:
    Black & White
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    Yes
  • International short film festival Leuven 2013
    Leuven, Belgium
    November 30, 2013
  • OUTFEST 2014
    Los Angeles, United States
    July 12, 2014
    International premiere
    Best experimental short film
  • Festival International du Film Francophone 2014
    Namur, Belgium
  • FEST - New directors 2015
    Esphinosa, Portugal
Director Biography - Leonardo Van Dijl

Belgian director LEO VAN DIJL seems to be everywhere these days. He is only 22 years old and doesn’t even have his master degree yet, but he made videos for some of the hottest bands in Belgium and his short film “Get Ripped” has been nominated for film festivals all over the globe. Maybe the fact that a former Mister World has a role in it has something to do with it, but we guess it is just hard to overlook Leo’s unique style and experimental nature.

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