Fabrice du Welz
Du Welz studied at the Conservatory of Dramatic Arts in Liège and at INSAS, a film school in Brussels. In the 90s he directed many films in Super 8 and wrote humorous sequences for Canal +. His first shot film was the short film A Wonderful Love in 1999 who won a prize at the Fantastic'Arts. He has directed two feature length films since 2004: Calvaire which was screened at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival, and three years later in 2007, Vinyan that competed in the Venice Film Festival competition.
Calvaire starred Laurent Lucas and Jackie Berroyer, and Vinyan was filmed in Thailand and starred Rufus Sewell.
Du Welz is currently working on the film The Island at the thirty coffins based on the work of Maurice Leblanc. His future project, For Your Entertainment (originally intended to be titled More), will star Brady Corbet. It is also the first US film for Du Welz. He will also direct a psychological horror film, Alleluia, which will be based on the crimes of the The Lonely hearts killer.
His 2014 film Alleluia was selected to be screened as part of the Directors' Fortnight section of the 2014 Cannes Film Festival.
Source: Brussels Film Festival 2015