A couple spend the last hours at home stoically destroying the belongings of their infant daughter while she sleeps. Earlier that day in a government office, contracts were signed and tax benefits discussed. The final formality of the procedure will take place deep in a forest during the early hours of the morning where -together with a group of government officials- the couple will assist in a harrowingly absurd yet very well-organized ritual, seemingly designed for a greater purpose.

Director – Marc Roels James
Writer – Marc Roels James
Producer – Eurydice Gysel & Koen Mortier (Epidemic)
Cinematographer – Nicolas Karakatsanis
Editor – Manu Van Hove
Cast – David Bark-Jones, Eliza Bennet, Steven Robertson & Eowyn Scholiers

Production support  from Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF Wildcard)
Supported by Belgian Tax Shelter

Bio Director
Marc James Roels studied animation at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Ghent, Belgium. He has directed three live-action short films, which have each garnered several international awards and nominations at film festivals, including the Berlin International Film Festival and the Clemont-Ferrand Short Film Festival. Oh Willy…was his first animated short film and was selected at A-list festivals around the world.


  • World premiere at Melbourne International Film Festival, Australia, 2009
  • Selected for Film Festival Oostende, Belgium, 2009
  • Selected for Nederlands Film Festival, Nederland, 2009
  • Selected for Festival International du Film Francophone de Namur, Belgium, 2009
  • Selected for L’Aquila International Film Festival, Italy, 2009 
  • Selected for Les Utopiales Nantes, France, 2009
  • Selected for Festival International Séquence Court-Métrage, France, 2009

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