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The idea for the film Galloping Mind was born after I’d made a performance with thirty kids called ‘Message to the Population’. That was about ten years ago.
After attemps to shoot the film in Chile and South Africa, we began considering Hungary and Romania. In these countries they know about horses and they know about filmmaking. So I started spending long periods of time there, casting kids, looking for horses and meeting actors until I became really immersed and had created an acting crew of horse riding kids.
Galloping Mind is also about kids who live without parents and I felt the need to go and visit youngsters who really live in those conditions. Of course they didn’t all know how to ride horses but some were mind blowing in their natural acting skills. The gang was growing, with different backgrounds and different talents. A kid is a kid, wherever they come from. Natural talent proves its believability and new futures can open up, especially for the less fortunate ones who could improve their lives by getting out of an institution through having a goal... to act in a movie!
Last year this amazing cast of kids was ready to act, alongside professional actors from Hungary, England, Belgium, Romania, France, Vietnam... Everybody was super motivated and they believed in the film. But suddenly bad news: three weeks before the shoot we had to stop everything.
It was quite a disappointment, but now we know that the film will be made next year. Especially with the help of 150 supporters.
The proof of your co-production will shine for years and years on a wall in your home, studio or office as well as on the credit roll of the film.
Thanks a lot in advance and see you in the cinema!
Director, choreographer and photographer Wim Vandekeybus was born on June 30th, 1963, in Belgium.
In 1986, Wim withdrew to Madrid for several months with a group of young, inexperienced dancers, and founded his company Ultima Vez. Since his first performance, What the Body Does Not Remember, which premièred in 1987, Wim Vandekeybus has created more than twenty dance and/or theatre pieces with changing international casts, and has made nearly as many film and video productions.
This website turns the spotlight on Wim Vandekeybus' talent as an analog photographer.
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When a nurse discovers that her partner is the father of newborn twins, she decides to steal one of the babies. She hides the girl from her brother, who grows up in a street gang, but ten years later the childrens' paths cross again. They are attracted to each other and discover their common destiny, imposed on them by adults. But neither of them is able to escape their past.
Director & writer: Wim Vandekeybus
Producer: Bart Van Langendonck - SAVAGE FILM (B)
Co-producers: Peter Bouckaert - EYEWORKS (B), Olivier Rausin - CLIMAX FILMS (B), Laszlo Kantor - UJ BUDAPEST FILM STUDIO (H), Petra Goedings - PHANTAVISION (NL), VRT/CANVAS
With the support of: Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF), the Media Development Program of the E.U., The Belgian Taxshelter for Film financing, the Hungarian tax rebate system, The Netherlands Film Fund, Commission du Cinéma et de l'Audiovisuelle de la Communauté Française de Belgique et de VOO and the Hungary Film Fund.
In association with: Sciapode (FR) and Ultima Vez (B).
Tentative release date: Spring 2015