Koen Mortier

Every village has his band of fools, trying to get to the top, following their idols in drug habits, but staying losers till the end of their pathetic days. They all do this in the name of rock & roll. Three disabled rock musicians are looking for a drummer. Dries, a well known writer, seems the right guy for the job, were it not for the fact that his only handicap is that he can’t play the drums. He joins the group as a perfect, but evil god walking down his mountain to play with the populace. With the arrival of this infiltrator, personal disputes and family feuds start to jeopardize the band’s fragile future. Dries will manipulate them till they are willing to drink each other’s blood and their only future is written down in many Punk lyrics: “No Future”.

Based on the novel “Ex Drummer” by Herman Brusselmans.

Director – Koen Mortier
Writer – Koen Mortier
Producers – Eurydice Gysel & Koen Mortier (CCCP)
Co-producers – Quad Productions, Mercurio Cinematografica
Cinematographer – Glynn Speeckaert
Editor – Manu Van Hove
Art Director – Geert Paredis
Original Music  – Arno, Flip Kowlier, Guy Van Nueten, Millionaire
Cast – Dries Vanhegen, Norman Baert, Sam Louwyck, Gunter Lamoot, François Beukelaers, Wim Willaert, Jan Hammenecker, Dolores Bouckaert,  Tristan Versteven

VAF (Flanders Audiovisual Fund)

Bio Director
Koen Mortier has been active in the film world as an author, director and producer. He set his first step into the film industry with 2 shorts: ‘Ana Temnei’ and ‘A Hard Day’s Work’. In 2007 Koen directed ‘Ex Drummer’, which received many festival selections and prizes and was sold to more than 20 countries. Three years later his second film followed: ‘22nd of May’ that also won prizes and was sold to 10 countries. Koen directed a 7’-short ‘Playing away from Home’. It was part of the worldwide project ‘Short Plays’. His third feature film ‘Angel’ has been released at TIFF 2018. Currently, he has undertaken 2 ambitious projects: Voices Of Liberation, an 11 part docu-series about WW2, and Skunk, a feature film about mistreated children and revenge based off of the book ‘Skunk’ by Geert Taghon.

Festival selections & Awards

  • Winner Best First Picture at Fantasia Film Festival, 2008
  • Winner Debut Feature at Raindance Film Festival, 2007
  • Winner Special Jury Award at Warsaw International Film Festival, 2007
  • Winner Fresh Blood Award at Montreal Festival Fantasia, 2007
  • Selected for Toronto International Film Festival, 2007
  • Nominated for Best Feature at Gijon International Film Festival, 2007
  • Nominated for Tiger Award at Rotterdam International Film Festival, 2007
  • Nominated for Grand Prix at Warsaw International Film Festival, 2007

External Links
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