JEREMY VAN DER HAEGEN

Jeremy van der Haegen (°1979, Brussels) grew up in Paris and studied in Brussels, where he currently lives. After studying Philosophy at the university, he enrolled at INSAS (Institute of Performing Arts, Broadcasting and Communication Techniques) and came out with a directing degree in 2004. In 2006 he founded After Hours, a small society which co-produces his three first films with Brussels based production Neon Rouge.

His first medium-length film, The Illuminated Boy premiered at the FIAPF accredited MOLODIST in Ukraine and was bought and broadcast by ARTE France. His second medium-length film, High Grounds, co-produced in France by Le Fresnoy, National Contemporary Arts Studio, stages acclaimed actors Lou Castel, Maia Morgenstern and Tudor Aaron Istodor. It is among the top five best films of 2016 on www.FormatCourt.com. Stories Keep Me Awake At Night, Jeremy’s third short film, premiered at the end of 2020 and won the best short film award in the Rebel with a Cause competition of the FIAPF accredited Black Night Film Festival (PÖFF, Tallinn).

Jeremy writes his own screenplays. In his films he portrays his character’s hopeful yet fragile quest of harmony and works to reveal – if only by a glimpse – what is hidden behind their persona and ordinary daily life. His use of the 16mm, the precise yet original quality of his cinematographic direction and the refine work on an often minimalistic sound landscape give his films a particular uncanny quality.

In 2021, he associated himself with fellow film directors and long-time collaborators Nicolas Rincon Gille and Manon Coubia to create a new production house based in Brussels named Blue Raincoat(www.theblueraincoat.com).