‘Fertilize’ is a short film that I wrote and directed in 2007 as my final assignment (thesis) at the film school in Brussels.
With the help of literally hundreds of people from all over the world (mostly students) we succeeded in making the impossible possible. ‘Fertilize’ became the short film with the largest amount of visual-effects shots ever seen at the time. One of the first full CGI short films.
Junkie XL, composer of films like Kingdom of Heaven, The Animatrix, Resident Evil, The Beach, … created the soundtrack.
The movie tells the story of a beautiful girl in the midst of an aesthetically overwhelming scenery. She is surrounded by thousands of warriors who are all part of a magnificent choreography of dance and fight. In the end only one warrior meets destiny.
‘Fertilize’ was included in the official selection of LA Shorts International Film Festival, Montréal World Film Festival, Milano Film Festival, Palm Springs Festival of Short Films, Monterrey Film Festival and Short Film Festival Leuven, among others.