Tom Van Avermaet


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Born on the 22th of July 1982, Tom Van Avermaet has always had one specific goal in his life, namely that of being a storyteller. Fascinated by the celluloid dreamscape that cinema provided, Tom quickly decided that the best way to fulfil that lofty goal, was by picking up the cinematic paintbrush himself. Whilst enrolled in his last year of film school at the RITS in Belgium, he completed his first short film ‘DREAMTIME - Droomtijd’ (2006), with which he graduated with honours. The film went on to complete a successful national & international festival run with over 60 festival selections and numerous awards (among which a nomination for the Mélies D’or for best European fantastic Short Film).

Starring in his first professional short film ‘DEATH OF A SHADOW’ (2012) are Matthias Schoenaerts (Bullhead, Rust & Bone), Laura Verlinden, Peter Van Den Eede and Benjamin Ramon.

Influenced by the great ‘surrealists’ of the international world of cinema (Guillermo Del Toro, Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Terry Gilliam, Tim Burton, Stanley Kubrick, Raoul Servais…) and inspired by the mythology and mystery of fantasy tales and comic books, Tom hopes to bring his passion for the fantastic and the imaginative to life with future projects, be they commercials, music videos, short or long narrative fiction.


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