The Illuminated Boy

The Illuminated Boy (2011)
Court Fiction - 32' - En distribution

Written and directed by Jérémy van der Haegen

Lucie has a recurring dream, where she falls deeper and deeper into a never-ending vacuum, drawn irresistibly by a blinding star. When she is awake, she sees lights flashing in her field of vision, altering her consciousness.
Her parents are worried. Doctors try to find an explanation and a cure. Where does this star come from, shining brighter than any other? What obscure corner of our life do these passionate flashes try to shed light on?


Directed by Jérémy van der Haegen
Assistant Director Clémence Hébert
Director of Photography Nicolas Rincon Gille
1st Assistant Camera Ana Samoilovich
2nd Assistant Camera Floriane Medale
2nd Assistant Camera Guillaume Gry
Sound Engineer Katia Madaule
Perchman Hélène Bourgois
Gaffer Tristan Galand
Electric Nicolas Lebecque
Key Grip Guénaël Pinson
Production designer Estelle Rullier
Location Manager Julien Campione
Still Photographer Zoé van der Haegen
Produced by Aurelien Bodinaux
Production Manager Cécile Philippe
Production Assistant Caroline Genart
Production Assistant Laure Hendrickx
Production Neon Rouge
Post-production supervisor Antoine Donnet
Editing Thomas Vandecasteele
Sound Design Aline Huber
Sound Mix Philippe Charbonnel
Cast Victoria Menu
Cast Arthur Buyssens
Cast Paul LaBrecque
Cast Carole Trévoux
Music Head of Wantastiquet

In collaboration with Ministère de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles

Technical Details: 

Genre Fiction short film - colours
Language French - English
Subtitles French – English – Dutch
Format 4/3
Sound Stereo
Shot on Super 16
Available on DCP – Blu Ray – Beta digit

Photos from the film:

Festival Silhouette - Mention Spéciale du Jury (Paris 2012)
Plaza Art - non competitive (Mons 2012)

Le court en dit long - Official Competition (Paris 2011)
MOLODIST Kyiv International Film Festival - Official Competition (Kiev 2011)
Festival du Film de Vendôme - Official Competition (Vendôme 2011)
Focus sur la jeune création Belge - (Amphion 2011)