Private Project


A sleepless painter becomes haunted by his past when he returns to his childhood home.

  • Laurens Van der Veken
  • Laurens Van der Veken
  • Robin Roovers
  • Laurens Van der Veken
  • Alexander Colin
    Key Cast
    "Han Cuperus"
  • Frank Mathay
    Key Cast
    "Gustave Slingeneyer"
  • Anke Jochems
    Key Cast
    "Marieke Jonckheere"
  • Sarah Vanderaa
    Key Cast
    "Christine Slingeneyer"
  • Sara Scarlet
    Key Cast
    "The Nymph"
  • Laurent Vanderstokken
    Director of Photography
    Papa brengt de wereld mee
  • Project Type:
  • Genres:
    Thriller, Drama, Fantasy
  • Runtime:
    27 minutes 39 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 13, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    7,000 EUR
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  • Language:
    Dutch, French
  • Shooting Format:
    Black Magic Ursa Mini
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Director Biography - Laurens Van der Veken

Ever as a child, Laurens was always the storyteller.
Looking for different media to do so, it started with drawing and acting. But after graduating in dramatic arts at high school he soon realised that filmmaking was the ultimate 'gesamtkunst' in which he could combine al his passions to show the actual stories he envisioned.

After film school, he felt he never had the real chance to make that one first signature movie that could test his abilities.

So he started writing, and later on directing, his first short film that now has become Painted.

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Director Statement

Make the movies you'd want to see. Do the things you like to do. And create from the heart. Tell the stories you dream about.
At least, that's where I live for....