When the child was a child
It walked with its arms swinging.
It wanted the stream to be a river
the river a torrent
and this puddle to be the sea. (W. Wenders)
Jerome de Gerlache was born in Brussels, he studied at INSAS image section. His professional life began as director of photography on short films and commercials. He moved to Paris in 2007 and began to direct advertisements for the Internet and his first short film, The Meeting. The film was selected in several European festivals, and Short Shorts festival in Tokyo. In 2010, he made an animated short film about Belgium, a country in crisis. The funny and relevant text is written by Marcel Sel. Do you want to know more about Belgium? is a success: more than one million eight hundred thousand downloads within a few weeks. Jerome then realized several short films while writing his first feature film. He still directs advertisements, and has just completed the feature documentary Heart of Glass about the life of the glass artist, Jeremy Maxwell Wintrebert.