Announcement for a new documentary project in 2022

13 November 2021

Heysel 1985 - Block Z' tells the story of one of the biggest scars in Belgian history. On 29 May 1985, a big football party between Juventus and Liverpool at Heysel Stadium degenerated into a full-blown battle between English hooligans and Italian supporters.

Nine people died, hundreds were injured and millions of television viewers witnessed the evening 'live' in bewilderment. A disaster whose aftermath lasted for years. In the new international documentary series 'Heisel 1985 - Block Z', VTM and Jan Verheyen tell the story of one of the biggest scars in Belgian history. The series is currently in pre-production and will be filmed in the spring of 2022 on locations in various European countries. The broadcast will follow in the autumn of 2022 on VTM.

"'Heizel 1985 - Block Z' is an ambitious six-part documentary series that puts the final and complete puzzle of how things could have come to this point, what went wrong that fateful night and who was ultimately convicted for it," says Jan Verheyen, who is directing. "The scenario is based on the book 'Heysel - une tragédie européenne' by Jean-Philippe Leclaire, the deputy editor of the iconic French sports newspaper L'Equipe. Based on dozens of testimonies, often from people who have never spoken before, and archive footage from many countries, we bring the Heysel drama to life in the series. "Experienced team puts its shoulders to the wheel with 'Heysel 1985 - Block Z'.

In addition to director Jan Verheyen, a whole team of experienced people are working on 'Heysel 1985 - Block Z'. Director of photography is Lou Berghmans ('De ronde', 'Van vlees en bloed', 'Marina', 'Groenten uit Balen', etc.), the editing will be supervised by Philippe Ravoet ('Het verdonnis', 'De zaak Alzheimer', 'Dossier K.', 'Niet schieten', 'De premier', 'Loft', 'Hasta la vista' - and over 80 other films and series). Line producer is David Ragonig who previously worked on major international productions such as 'War of the Worlds', 'Eiffel', 'Cheyenne et Lola' and most recently 'Rebel' by Adil & Billal.

Heysel 1985 - Block Z' is produced by Geneviève Lemal and Scope Pictures, a Brussels-based Belgian (co-)production company with a track record of 200 films and good for 18 Cannes selections, 111 César nominations, and 4 Oscar nominations. Recently, they were (co-)producers of a.o. 'Annette', 'Eté 85', 'Cheyenne et Lola', 'Grâce à Dieu', 'Bergman island' and the series 'Heirs of the night'. Co-producers are Palomar (I), Fédération (F) and Max Rockatansky Publishing (VL). The series is supported by Wallimage and the VAF/Mediafonds of Flemish Minister of Media Benjamin Dalle.

Heizel 1985 - Block Z' will be broadcast in the autumn of 2022 on VTM and will also be broadcast by RTL and RAI, among others.

copyright : Redaction Krant Van West Vlaaanderen

8 April 2021

CHARLATAN, een 3-delige docu van Dominique Deruddere over leven van Arno vanaf 20 april op de buis (Canvas) posted by

News posted by In late 2019, Arno Hintjens (71) was told he has pancreatic cancer. The singer, who has been making music for over half a century with songs like "O la la la c'est magnifique" and "Les yeux de ma mère," has since become national heritage. Former neighbor and director Dominique Deruddere (63) saw in the life story of the Ostend Brusseler the ideal scenario for the documentary: 'Charlatan, the life of Arno Hintjens'.

22 January 2021

Box Office Award voor vierde F.C. De Kampioenen film: Viva Boma!

F.C. De Kampioenen: Viva Boma!, geregisseerd door Jan Verheyen, wint de Box Office Award in dit atypisch jaar voor de cinema-industrie. De vierde langspeelfilm, gebaseerd op de populaire televisieserie F.C. De Kampioenen, ging op 10 december 2019 in première.

2 February 2020

More than 500.000 visitors for FC DE KAMPIOENEN - VIVA BOMA

With 500,000 paying spectators he is by far the most popular Belgian film of the past year, he is even better than all other Flemish films released in 2019 together.

2 January 2020

ALL of US - Speeddate with director Willem Wallyn by CINEVOX

6 January 2020


3 January 2020


"FC De Kampioenen - Viva Boma!", The film may welcome its 400,000th paying visitor tomorrow. The film was thus the absolute number 1 in Flanders during the Christmas holidays and attracted more spectators than all other Flemish films released in 2019 together. Film distributor Independent Films reports this in a press release.


21.12.2019 After the first weekend the counter is already at 131,500 paying spectators. This makes ‘Viva Boma!’ already the most visited Flemish film of the year 2019

1 November 2019

Review "ALL OF US" by &

30 October 2019

TV Series "DE PARELVISERS" (2006) re-broadcasted in 2019 @ één

Re-broadcast of TV Series "DE PARELVISSERS" (2006) on Belgian channel "één" from Thursday October 31 (6 episodes)

11 October 2019


All of us is the tragicomic story of housewife Cathy (Maaike Neuville), who only has a few months left to live. She ends up in a self-help group of terminally ill patients (Joke Devynck, Jan Hammenecker, Bruno Vanden Broecke), led by therapist Els (Barbara Sarafian), who herself is in a full midlife crisis. Cathy decides not to inform her family about her condition, but she has a plan. Together with the other members of the support group, she starts shaping her future plans and those of her fellow patients.


At the closing ceremony of the 25th edition of Short Film Festival Leuven, 18 prizes were awarded this year. This year, a striking number of student works were awarded prizes in the Flemish competition.

1 September 2019

VOTF reikt naar de sector en mediarte...

Artikel verschenen in Mediarte Magazine #6 (2019) De Beroepsvereniging van Vlaams audiovisueel facilitaire bedrijven bestaat dit jaar 20 jaar en wil haar representativiteit bewaren en draagvlak vergroten door meer leden te ronselen.

11 September 2019

INTEGRATION made in Denmark

"Pano" report about the Danish integration model: does this inspire our politicians?

2 March 2019


Sunday morning 2 March - day one

15 May 2018

The Perfect Choice For Car Shoots (published by ROSCO)

11 May 2017

"Salamander II" cinematographed by Berghmans Lou (SBC) nominated for Rockie Award @Canadian Banff World Media

29 March 2017

SALAMANDER 2 - Blood & Diamonds broadcasted @ BBC FOUR

12 July 2017

Building a sustainable career in a sector that often works on a project basis...

9 August 2018

SALAMANDER 2 & TYTGAT CHOCOLATE nominated for ENSOR 2018 best TV series

Nomination ENSORS 2018

30 December 2017

Lou Berghmans and his Reflections on the Transition from "17 to" 18 (Cinevox)

10 October 2017

Tytgat Chocolat wins best European TV Fiction series or serial of the year @ Prix EUROPA

26 October 2016

De 16, a tv series filmed with Iphone!

5 May 2016

La Muerte de Cupido selected for two international filmfestivals

30 July 2012

Rights VRT TV series Salamander sold to US


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