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ZOOKS  

By Kristoff & Dimitri Leue 

Awards & Festivals:
World Premiere at Bucheon, Giffoni  

Genre: Animation

Highlight: The fantastic, near-reality texture of the ZOOks universe is captured in settings based on 2D opaque paintings and reinforced by the rotoscope technique.

Synopsis:
In a kingdom where man and nature are segregated, twelve year old Robin runs off into the forbidden forest where she meets Wolf, the young true heir to the throne.
Robin, Wolf and some unexpected allies set in motion an adventure which will topple the Bad King and restore balance between man and nature. 

Cast:
Matteo Simoni
Frank Focketyn
Warre Borgmans
Wim Helsen
Tine Reymer
Wouter Hendrickx
Daisy Ip
Martha Vercauteren
Cyril Bielen
Mona Lahousse
Glenn-Scott Peij  

Director Biography:
Kristoff Leue is a Belgian director and (creative) producer with a passion for world cultures, multimedia formats and animation projects. Dimitri Leue is a prize-winning writer, director and actor. 

Director Statement:
ZOOks is the story of man’s challenging relationship with nature, translated into a metaphorical conflict of two royal brothers, King Alexander and Prince Ferdinand. ZOOks intends to enrich its family audience with knowledge of and love for nature, engaging it to discover nature. We developed a unique workflow for the animation of the film, combining 2D rotoscopy with 3D sets. 

Cast Biography:
MATTEO SIMONI is a multifaceted actor who has quickly become one of Belgium's most sought-after young talents (Berlinale shooting star 2018). Of Italian descents, he studied acting in Antwerp and acted in several TV series. In 2013 he starred as protagonist in Marina by Stijn Coninx.

FRANK FOCKETYN is a veteran TV and Film actor, having acted in some of the most popular Flemish TV series, such as De Ronde and Booh!.
 

Crew:
Writers and Directors: Kristoff Leue & Dimitri Leue
Producers: Peter De Maegd, Kristoff Leue, Tom Hameeuw, Jan Hameeuw
Art director: Joost Jansen
Music: Jan Borré
Sound Design: Ruben Nachtergaele
Production Company: Potemkino, in co-production with Sancta, The Fridge and Ketnet 


Technical Information:
Original Title: ZOOks / Aspect Ratio: 2.39:1 Colour / 93’ / Audio 5.1 / Dutch / Belgium 2018  


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