Writer Director


Peer Gynt, short, 2018

The Million, feature, in development

Les Aveugles, short, in development

Bateau Peer Gynt, docu, in production

Born in 1990 Michiel currently lives between Antwerp and Addis Ababa. Michiel got his Master degree in Arts & Literature at the University of Antwerp and during this studies fell in love with cinema. Scenes like Anita Ekberg & Marcello Mastroianni watching their own moving images or Jean Epsteins crystal ball impregnated him with a deep fascination for the magic of the cinematic art form for telling stories. 

After university he started film school, but after one year decided to quit and chose to learn making films by self-discovery. He set off to Congo and lived there for half a year in a small village in the Congolese rainforest to make his first independent movie Peer Gynt. In the wake of this short film he is making the documentary Bateau Peer Gynt, currently in production, and at the moment Michiel is also working on a new short film Les Aveugles and his first feature film The Million.


Best Cinematography, Peer Gynt, Film Festival Oostende 2018