Sara van Oostrum (1994) was born to Dutch parents in Los Angeles and remained in California until moving to Europe to begin her university studies in 2013. In June 2017, Sara graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Audiovisual Arts from RITCS (Royal Institute for Television, Cinema & Sound) with her short film ‘Mijn Mami’.
Most recently, Sara directed a nine-part television series for VRT entitled ‘SECRETS’. She is currently completing her master’s degree at RITCS in Brussels and is in pre-production on her new short film ‘We Run to Be Free’.
Sara mainly lets herself be inspired by her own experiences. By drawing on her own life and memories, Sara hopes to create characters and stories that audiences can connect to on a deeper and emotional level. It is always her goal to translate the inner experience of a character to the screen.
Nathan Naenen (1996) started his studies at the RITCS in 2014.
Having met in their first year at RITCS, Sara and Nathan quickly realized the strengths they brought to each other’s projects. They have collaborated ever since.
Nathan is also an actor and has recently appeared in Flemish television series ‘Noordzee Texas’ as well as ‘Code 37;’ ‘Vermist;’ ‘Altijd Prijs;’ ‘Kattenoog;’ ‘Familie’ and ‘Zie mij graag.’
Nathan currently studies at RITCS and he aims is to continue to develop himself both as a director and actor in order to tell stories that challenge himself and his audiences.
Raphaël van Oostrum (1996) is an aspiring cinematographer and steadicam operator. Like his sister, Raphaël was born and raised in Los Angeles, California before moving to Belgium for his studies at RITCS.
In June 2018, he will graduate with a bachelor’s degree in Cinematography.
Over the years, Raphaël collaborated on various short films with his fellow students, honing his operating and creative skills. He was recently hired as a steadicam operator for a BNP commercial with director Bram Coppens and for the Flemish feature film ‘De Collega’s,’ directed by Jan Verheyden.
Back in 2015, Walther Cuyvers began a solo music project in Ghent, Belgium before forming a full musical ensemble with bandmates Lani Pellegrini, Sam Enthoven and Alexander Le Bris.
The band takes inspiration from everywhere, capturing complex and detailed stories through their music.
While impossible to fit into any particular genre, Walther takes inspiration from many Folk, Indie and Alternative Pop artists.
Recently, they where selected for the prestigious Belgian music contest organized by Studio Brussels, ‘De Nieuwe Lichting 2018.’ In addition, they were selected for ‘Humo’s Rock Rally’ and made it to the Semi Finals.
Eliza Stuyck (1995) is currently studying acting at the Conservatory in Antwerp. Before beginning her studies in Antwerp, she was a student of art sciences at the University of Gent.
In addition to her studies, Eliza appeared in the Flemish television series ‘In Flanders Fields’ directed by Jan Matthys and in Flemish feature film ‘Vincent’, directed by Christophe van Rompaey.
Recently she was cast in the new feature film ‘Canaan’ directed by Jan Bultheel.
Francis Chapman (1999) is a British actor currently studying at the Academy of Live and Recorded Arts in London.
Francis will appear next year in Christian Volckman’s ‘The Room’ opposite Olga Kurylenko and was recently cast in the BBC’s adaptation of Victor Hugo’s ‘Les Miserables’ alongside Dominic West, David Oyelowo and Lily Collins.
Elias Vandenbroucke (1994) graduated from the Consevatory in Antwerp for Musical Theater in 2016.
Since then, Elias has been active in both television and theater. He has participated in productions for theater companies ‘Ontroerend Goed,’ ‘Max Last en De Mannschaf’ and has appeared in the Flemish television series ‘Professor-T’ and ‘SECRETS.’
This coming fall, he will be seen in the new Flemish feature film ‘Bastaards’ directed by Mathieu Mortelmans.
Currently, Elias is working with his collective ‘More Dogs’ on a new musical theater production ‘Zeitgeber’ for Orkater theater company. The show will premiere this summer at Theater Aan Zee in Ostend, Belgium.