Kenneth Mercken

Remy is 12 years old and lives together with his older brother Bruno and their au pair Mihaela. Remy really looks up to Bruno; he teaches him how to smoke, drink and shoot his father’s shotgun. Despite the big age difference, Remy has a secret crush on Mihaela. But everything threatens to explode between the brothers when Bruno also takes an interest in Mihaela.

Director – Kenneth Mercken
Writers – Kenneth Mercken & Monica Stan
Producer – Eurydice Gysel & Koen Mortier (Czar Film & Tv)
Cinematographer – Menno Mans
Editor – Thomas Pooters
Art Director – Geert Paredis
Cast – Arthur Masson, Yoann Zimmer, Lydia Indjova, Nissim Renard & Harry Cleven

Wildcard Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF)

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Bio director
In 2011, Kenneth Mercken graduated from the Brussels film academy RITS with his short ‘The Letter’. It won him the VAF Wildcard (production funds for a new project) and was screened at many international festivals among which Montreal and Hong-Kong. ‘Feel Sad for the Bunny’ is his second short. It won him the BeTV Award at the Brussels Short Film Festival and he got selected for Guanajuato International Film Festival and Raindance Film Festival. His first feature film ‘Coureur’, released in 2018. The project also won the Emerging Talent Award at East meets West, Trieste Film Festival 2014, and participated in the same year in Le Village des Coproductions Les Arcs. Most recently, he directed his first feature film Coureur which had its international premiere at IFFR. Besides his fiction projects, he also directs commercials and music videos for Czar BE


  • Winner BeTV Award at Brussels Short Film Festival, 2016
  • Winner Special Mention of the Jury at International Short Film Festival Leuven, 2015
  • Winner Best Belgian Short Film at Film Festival Oostende, 2016
  • Selected for Guanajuato International Film Festival, Mexico, 2016
  • Selected for Raindance International Film Festival, United-Kingdom, 2016

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