WRITER & DIRECTOR
Matthew Noydens was born on March 10, 1988 in Antwerp, Belgium. He succesfully graduated with a bachelor’s degree in June 2017 with his short film “Holy Night Lonely Lights”, which was selected for the International Short Film Festival in Leuven.
At the moment, Matthew is following a master's degree at LUCA School of Arts and is in the pre-production process of his second short “Perfect Moment.”
He wrote the script together with his regular co-writer Thomas Deknop. They mainly specialize in the writing of black and / or tragicomedies, with recurring themes such as alienation and loneliness.
Matthias De Bondt (1994, Belgium) graduated with a master's degree in Audiovisual Arts from LUCA School of Arts in 2017.
Afterwards, he started working at DENZZO, a production company based in Brussels. His ambition is to become a creative producer of films made by writers and directors with an authentic voice. He wants to focus on original and visionary work that dares to push the boundaries of the cinematic language.
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY
Tim De Smet is an aspiring cinematographer. He graduated from RITCS (the Royal Institute of Theatre, Cinema & Sound), with a bachelor's degree in Cinematography in 2015.
Over the next years he has shot several short films and documentaries. His latest documentary “Mainland” was nominated at ‘Visions du Reel’ in Switzerland. Recently he was the B-camera operator for the Flemish feature film “Vele Hemels”.
Lino De Koninck (1990, Belgium) graduated in 2016 with a Bachelor degree at LUCA School of Arts. Afterwards he went to work as Junior Grip for television series such as "Professor T" (2016) and the yet to be released "The Gang of Jan de Lichte".
He also shot all the work of director Hans Vannetelbosch, of which their last collaboration "Sons Of No One" won the VAF-Wilcard at the International Short Film Festival Leuven (2017) and the Audience Award at the Film Fest Gent (2017) in the Student Competition.
Lino is currently working as an editor for the production company ScheMa.
Nicolas Dennefeld (1978, Belgium) graduated in 2005 with a Bachelor's degree in Sound at the RITCS (Royal Institute of Theatre, Cinema & Sound).
Afterwards he went to work as a professional Sound Recordist and Sound Designer for fiction and documentary projects such as: "The Nest" (2017), "A Song We Wrote" (2015), "Goldilocks" (2012) and many more.
deRoovers is an Antwerp theatercollective, existing out of four actors / makers. They never work with a director: every creative process is a collective search for the story that has to be told at that exact moment. The actors immerse themselves in classic theatre, where they will turn the classical repertoire of Shakespeare, Chekhov and Aischylos into their own hands or start working with contemporary writers such as Paul Auster and Judith Herzberg.
The collective originated in 1994 when Robby Cleiren, Sara De Bosschere, Luc Nuyens and Sofie Sente graduated from the Antwerp Conservatory.
Robby started de Roovers together with his classmates after his education at the Conservatory of Antwerp. He co-starred in a number of plays, including Maria Stuart, Van de brug af gezien, All my sons, Alcestis, Blue Remembered Hills, Oom Wanja,Oresteia, Timon van Athene and Alsemkomt..
He also co-starred in movies such as The Broken Circle Breakdown and De Helaasheidheid der Dingen (Felix van Groeningen), Dirty Mind and Linkeroever (Pieter van Hees), Een ander zijn geluk (Fien Troch), Home (Fien Troch), Het Vonnis (Jan Verheyen), Les Cowboys (Thomas Bidegain) and tv shows such as Marsman, Clan, Cordon and Deadline 14/10.
Robby also teaches at the Conservatory of Antwerp.
Sofie started playing with the then recently established company de Roovers after her education at the Conservatory of Antwerp. She co-starred in a number of plays, including Maria Stuart, Van de brug af gezien, All my sons, Alcestis, Oom Wanja, Oresteia, Timon van Athene and Alsemkomt.
She starred in movies such as Rundskop (Michaël Roskam) and The Broken Circle Breakdown (Felix Van Groeningen).
Sofie regularly acts as guest lecturer at the conservatories of Antwerpen, Maastricht and Leuven.
Sara De Bosschere
Ever since she was a child, Sara could be seen performing on stage. When she was nine years old, she made her debut in the professional circuit in what was then the City Theater of Antwerp. She played the youngest daughter in a play by O’Neill. When she was sixteen years old, director Lucas Vandervost invites her to co-star in Voorjaarsontwaken.
Sara started de Roovers together with her classmates after her education at the Conservatory of Antwerp. She co-starred in a number of plays, including Maria Stuart, Van de brug af gezien, All my sons, Twee Vrienden, Blue Remembered Hills, Oom Wanja,Oresteia, Timon van Athene and Alsemkomt.
She further played with other companies and playhouses such as Toneelhuis, maatschappij discordia, De Tijd and Toneelgroep Amsterdam. She has performed on international stages on several occasions (i.a. Lisbon, Ljubljana, Oslo, Lausanne and Minneapolis).
She has worked with directors such as Jan Decorte, Peter Van Kraai, Roy Faudree, Josse De Pauw and Gerardjan Reijnders and Jan Joris Lamers.
Furthermore she co-stars in movies such as Belgica (Felix Van Groeningen), Exit (Boris Paval Conen) and Wasteland (Pieter Van Hees). She can also be seen in the Emmy-awarded television series Wat als?
Sara is regularly invited as a guest lecturer by the theatre schools of Antwerp, Brussels, Ghent and Maastricht.
Luc started de Roovers together with his classmates after his education at the Conservatory of Antwerp. He co-starred in a number of plays, including Maria Stuart, Van de brug af gezien, All my sons, Alcestis, Blue Remembered Hills, Twee Vrienden,Oresteia, Timon van Athene en Alsemkomt.
Luc co-stars in movies such as Groenten uit Balen (Frank van Mechelen) and Dirty Minds (Pieter Van Hees) and television series such as Het Eiland and the Emmy-awarded Wat als?.
He lectured/lectures at RITS, P.A.R.T.S, the Conservatory of Antwerp and LUCA.