Peter Van den Begin: “Film is the art of make-believe, so I make you believe what my character is all about”

Where do you begin with Peter Van den Begin? For those who are not familiar with his body of work, he’s been one of the most sought-after stage, TV and screen actors in the Low Countries for the past few decades with a wide range of roles to his credit, from a self-made or family man, the mayor of Antwerp, and a song-and-dance man, to a crook, a pimp, even a woman (in a TV satire show). Now, in his latest feature “Everybody Happy,” he portrays a stand-up comedian. A few weeks from now, another film of his, “King of the Belgians,” will be out with Mr. Van den Begin playing the title role.

With his sincere and moving performance in “Everybody Happy,” as a highly troubled stand-up comedian who’s looking for a solution to cope with his personal problems, everyone would advise him to get professional help, but the character he’s playing is very determined to find his own way out. A group of colleagues and friends he’s able to communicate with, is one of the main ingredients for him to put his affairs in order.

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Peter Van den Begin and his co-star Barbara Sarafian, both playing stand-up comedians, in “Everybody Happy.” Photograph: Kinepolis Film Distribution

An experienced and versatile actor, at ease in every genre, from drama to comedy, playing both leading and supporting roles, Mr. Van den Begin (51) attended the premiere of  “Everybody Happy” at the Film Festival Oostende in Belgium.

Mr. Van den Begin, you give a very powerful performance in “Everybody Happy.” Even though you played so many different characters up until now, how do you look back to this role in particular?

You know, the past ten months I played three leading roles, all of them totally different, but for an actor they were all very interesting and challenging roles to play. They were substantial roles you could do something with, and my part in “Everybody Happy” certainly was a very crucial role to play.

How did you get involved in this project?

I knew [director] Nic Balthazar was working on a new script about a stand-up comedian and it made me very curious. So I got in touch with him to talk about it, and he said he was considering me for the part. So when I got the screenplay – as with any new screenplay for that matter –  when I start reading it, there’s this impulse or intuitive appeal that you get as an actor when you decide to accept a role. The moment when you realize that this is something you really want to do, that’s a very important moment in the whole process.

Generally speaking, which criteria do you use to accept a role?

It usually depends on who wants you for his movie; mostly you also get an idea who your co-actors will be – for me, it’s very important to know who you’ll be working with – and then it’s a matter of realizing to which extent you’ll be challenged as an actor, also physically, along with the structure of the screenplay and what the characters have to offer. It’s a whole combination of different things; sometimes you’d like to meet with the director again to clarify a few things, or you turn it down because you realize right away that it’s not up your alley. As an actor, you get the opportunity to enter a world, an imaginary world, which is not yours – sometimes miles away from what you’re used to – like I recently experienced with “King of the Belgians” which was shown at the Venice Film Festival. That film was about a world completely unknown to me. So as an actor you get to explore a whole lot of new territories to do your research, and it allows you to work on the characters to see how they should behave, walk, talk, etc. In other words, being an actor is one of the most wonderful professions you can think of, because you get the opportunity to explore and discover so many things about the character you’re about to play.

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Mr. Van den Begin during the Film Festival in Ostende, Belgium. Photograph: Leo Verswijver

When you play character roles, is there any specific method or technique you use? Maybe ‘The Method’?

I have a huge admiration for an actor like Daniel Day-Lewis and he fascinates me a lot, but within this whole world of acting, there are many schools that all have their own theories. Despite my admiration for him and his work, I also have some doubts – ‘Yes, but…’ – just by looking at myself and how I function as an actor. I don’t consider myself a Method actor, because I don’t have the need to be in the character I am playing during the whole shooting process. Which doesn’t mean that it’s very obvious to let your character go when you finish your scenes for the day and you go home. For “Everybody Happy,” I did take my character of this stand-up comedian at home with me. But then, there’s a story about Laurence Olivier who once said, “Why don’t you play it?” And I think I am more related to that particular kind of approach, instead of saying, ‘Now, I will be in my character for the next thirty-five days, I will go to sleep at night and get up in the morning being my character, and I won’t get to see my children in the meantime.’ To me, film is the art of make-believe, so I make you believe what my character is all about. Method acting is certainly not inferior to me, not at all, but I can enjoy acting just the way children can act when they’re playing. If one child says to another, ‘I play the Indian and you’re the cowboy,’ then they are absolutely convinced that they are an Indian and a cowboy. But basically, for any actor, it doesn’t matter which way he chooses to portray his character, as long as the result is there. I remember when I played the King of Belgium in the upcoming “King of the Belgians,” a Belgian-Dutch-Bulgarian co-production. The film was shot chronologically, with six weeks on location in countries like Turkey and Bulgaria, and from day one every called me King, Your Highness, or Your Majesty – they all did, cast, crew, the hotel personnel. It sounded funny, but it did help; even though I am not a Method actor, I welcomed this, it allowed me to portray this King even better and more easily. So the way you tell your story depends on many circumstances and varies from one project to another.

Are there any certain scenes in particular which are difficult to play for you?

Yes. Sometimes you’re losing your character for a moment, it can be as a result of the dialogue that just doesn’t sound quite right, or you have the feeling that you’re not exactly being truthful. Things like that happen with each film you do, and then you have to figure out how you can solve this issue: stay alert, communicate, talk to the director and look for whatever is missing at that point. When someone is watching a movie in a theater, he needs to have the impression that everything seems very logical and natural. But very often, as an actor you had to go through a whole process to get to that point. What is terribly important to me, is the here and now. Like the conversation we’re having right now: you ask a question, and I give you an answer – that happens here and now. That’s also my focus when I’m doing a scene, even though what happened before or what will happen next is very important too, of course. I have been very fortunate to work with actors who shared my point of view to make sure they got to the bottom of what’s happening now. If you bring that moment alive, you’re being honest and truthful, and it’s my ambition to find that in every film, every scene or every moment when you’re in front of the camera.

How did you get involved in “D’Ardennen,” another major Flemish film production, with you in a small part for a change? [This film will represent Belgium at the next Academy Award ceremonies for a nomination in the foreign-language category.]

It was only two days of work, so I had to put all I possibly could into those few scenes. With such a limited amount of time available, you have to be very open for the ideas and impulses of the director and your co-actors, and at the same time there’s the adrenaline to make it work as good as you can. So you have to find the right balance. Even though it was a small part, it was a great opportunity and you have to say without any hesitation, ‘Okay, now it’s my turn for these few minutes and I will go for it all the way.’

What was the response like at the Venice Film Festival when “King of the Belgians” was shown there?

I didn’t know what to expect. We arrived there the day before the film was shown; that day, there were two industry screenings and the film got nothing but good reviews. The following day, during the public screening, the theater was packed with 1,400 people. The entire audience applauded a couple of times during some crucial scenes, and when the screening was over, we could hardly stand up because of the enormous standing ovation we got. The film was the buzz at the Festival, and it got great reviews both in Variety and The Hollywood Reporter.

Film Festival Oostende, Ostende (Belgium)
September 9, 2016

FILMS

DE PANIEKZAAIERS, a.k.a. FLICS PANIC (1986) DIR Patrick Lebon PROD Willem Thijssen SCR Patrick Lebon, Paul Koeck CAM Wim Robberechts ED Henri Erisman MUS Tars Lootens, Robert Vlaeyen CAST Gaston Berghmans, Leo Martin, Jan Van Dyke, Chris  Cauwenbergs, Marilou Mermans, Janine Bischops, Nancy Dee, Yvonne Verbeek, Peter Van den Begin (Secretary), Patrick Lebon, Loes van den Heuvel

DE ZEVENDE HEMEL, a.k.a. SEVENTH HEAVEN (1993) DIR Jean-Paul Lilienfield PROD Paul Voorthuysen, Johan van den Driessche, Erwin Provoost, Eyriel de Rouvre SCR Urbanus, Jean-Paul Lilienfield CAM Willy Staessen ED Phille Ravoet MUS Jacques Davidovici CAST Urbanus, Renée Soutendijk, Hilde Van Mieghem, Peter Van den Begin (Caude), Kitty Courbois, Jean-Paul Lilienfield, Senne Rouffaer, Tom Van Bouwel, Lucas Van den Eynde, Loes van den Heuvel

HOOGSTE TIJD, a.k.a. LAST CALL (1995) DIR Frans Weisz PROD Robbe De Hert, René Seegers, Jos van der Linden SCR Jan Blokker (novel by Harry Mulisch) CAM Robby Müller ED Michiel Reichwein, Ton Ruys MUS Theo Nijland CAST Rijk de Gooyer, Josse De Pauw, Kitty Courbois, Camilla Siegertsz, Bart Slegers, Edwin de Vries, Joop Doderer, Michael Pas, Peter Van den Begin (Etienne)

ALLES MOET WEG, a.k.a. EVERYTHING MUST GO (1996) DIR Jan Verheyen PROD Dirk Impens, Daniël Van Avermaet, Rudy Verzyck SCR Jan Verheyen, Peter Van den Begin, Stany Crets, Christopher Dirickx (novel by Tom Lanoye) CAM Glynn Speekaert ED Ewin Ryckaert MUS Noordkaap CAST Stany Crets, Peter Van den Begin (Andreeke), Bart De Pauw, Jaak Van Assche, Axel Daeseleire, Dirk Lavryssen

DIEF! (1998) DIR Mark Punt SCR Mark Punt (book by Frans Van Reeth) CAM Philippe Van Volsem ED Philippe Ravoet CAST Axel Daeseleire, Peter Van den Begin (George), Gaston Berghmans, Tania Kloek, Jaak Van Assche, Jenne Decleir, Pol Goossen

LE BAL MASQUÉ (1998) DIR Julien Vrebos PROD Daniel Zuta, Stef Cockmartin SCR Julien Vrebos, Willy Van Poucke, Gerrie Van Rompaey CAM Marijke Van Kets MUS Bert Joris, Dré Pallemaerts CAST Peter Van den Begin (Peter Daerden), Alexandra Vandernoot, Pascale Bal, Natacha Amal, Filip Peeters, Olivier Gourmet

FILM 1, a.k.a. PIRANHA BLUES (1999) DIR – SCR Willem Wallyn CAM Lou Berghmans ED Neil Skeet MUS Dirk Jans CAST Peter Van den Begin (Willem Wallyn), Carl Ridders, Herbert Flack, Luc Wallyn, Fujio Ishimaru, Sylvia Kristel, Frank Vander Linden

KAAS (1999) DIR Orlow Seunke PROD Monique van Welzen SCR (novel by Willem Elsschot) CAM Tom Erisman CAST Josse De Pauw, Frieda Pittoors, Stany Crets, Peter Van den Begin (Van der Zijpen Jr.), Wim Opbroeck, Dirk Roofthooft, Din Meysmans, Marie Vinck, Bert André

TEAM SPIRIT (2000) DIR Jan Verheyen PROD Dirk Impens, Rudy Verzyck SCR Bart De Pauw, Jean van de Velde, Mischa Alexander CAM Jan Vancaillie ED Ewin Ryckaert MUS Jan Leyers CAST Van Landuyt, Michael Pas, Axel Daeseleire, Geert Hunaerts, Dimitri Leue, Mathias Sercu, Tine Reymer, Tania Kloek, Anne Denolf, Viv de Wachter, Peter Van den Begin (Eddy), Filip Peeters

PLOP IN DE WOLKEN (2000) DIR Bart van Leemputten PROD Eric Caroen SCR Gert Verhulst, Hans Bourlon, Danny Verbiest CAM Philippe Van Volsem ED Jan Goossen MUS  CAST Walter de Donder, Aimé Anthoni, Clara Cleymans, Karin Jacobs, Peter Van den Begin (Kabouter Jeuk), Stany Crets, Luk Alloo, Luc Caals, Ward de Ravet

PENALTY (2000) DIR – SCR Pieter Van Hees ED Ludo Troch, Nico Leunen CAST Peter Van den Begin (Thierry), Nele Bauwens, Adriaan Van den Hoof, Robbie Cleiren, An Miller, Frank Vercruyssen

BRUXELLES MON AMOUR (2001) DIR – SCR Marc Didden, Kaat Beels, Peter Vandekerckhove PROD Kaat Camerlynck CAM Willy Stassen, Michel Baudour, Micha Douwes ED Ludi Troch CAST Sara de Roo, Peter Van den Begin (Jens), Frieda Pittoors, Josse De Pauw, Sara De Bosschere

DE VERLOSSING, a.k.a. THE OTHER LIFE (2001) DIR Hugo Claus (also play) PROD Paul Breuls CAM Goert Giltay ED Menno Boerema MUS Henny Vrienten CAST Jan Decleir, Gilda De Bal, Peter Van den Begin (Johnny), Elke Dom, Willeke Van Ammelrooy, Lucas Van den Eynde, Adriaan Van Dis, Yvonne Verbeeck

HOP (2002) DIR Dominique Standaert PROD Dominique Standaert, Michel Houdmont, Thierry de Coster SCR Dominique Standaert, Rémi Hatzfeld, Olivier Malley CAM Raymond Fromont ED Dominique Lefever MUS Vincent D’Hondt CAST Jan Decleir, Antje de Boeck, Ansou Diedhious, Alexandra Vandernoot, Peter Van den Begin (Simon),

VERDER DAN DE MAAN, a.k.a. SEA OF SILENCE (2003) DIR Stijn Coninx PROD Sophie Schoukens, Jan Roekens, Ineke van Wierst, Els Vandevorst, Peter Aalbæk Jensen, Joachim Ortmanns SCR Jacqueline Epskamp CAM Walther Van den Ende ED Ludo Troch MUS Henny Vrienten CAST Huub Stapel, Johanna ter Steege, Neeltje de Vree, Peter Van den Begin (Kneutje), Dirk Roofthooft, Wim Opbrouck

TEAM SPIRIT 2 (2003) DIR Jan Verheyen PROD Dirk Impens SCR Jan Verheyen, Dimitri Leue CAM Frank Van den Eeden ED Ewin Ryckaert MUS Sioen CAST Tom Van Landuyt, Michaël Pas, Axel Daeseleire, Geert Hunaerts, Mathias Sercu, Dimitri Leue, Tania Kloeck, Warre Borgmans, Hilde De Baerdemaeker, Bart De Pauw, Peter Van den Begin (Eddy), Natalia Druyts, Filip Peeters, Tom Van Bouwel, Marc Van Eeghem

SUSKE EN WISKE: DE DUISTERE DIAMANT, a.k.a. THE DARK DIAMANT (2004) DIR Rudi Van Den Bossche PROD Christel Brunn, Hetty Naaijkens-Retel Helmrich, Peter Van Den Dungen, Christoph Thoke, Axel Möbius SCR Rudi Van Den Bossche, Patricia Beysens, Ilse Somers (characters created by Willy Vandersteen) CAM Gerd Schelfhout ED Ludo Troch MUS Brian Clifton CAST Joeri Busschots, Celine Verbeeck, Thekla Reuten, Peter Van den Begin (Tante Sidonia), Tuur De Weert, Stany Crets, Frank Focketeyn, Urbanus, Willeke Van Ammelrooy, Scen De Ridder, Luk Wyns, Dirk Roofthooft

10 JAAR “LEUVEN KORT” (2004) DIR Vincent Bal, Dirk Beliën, Lars Damoiseaux, Hans Herbots, Evelien Hoedekie, Daniël Lambrechts, Erik Lamens, Koen Mortier, Wouter Sel, Reinout Swinnen, Patrice Troye, Fien Troch, Lieven Van Baelen, Dorothée Van Den Berghe, Pieter Van Hees, Hilde Van Mieghem, Christophe Van Rompaey, Joël Vanhoebrouck, Brecht Vanhoenacker, Jakob Verbruggen, Willem Wallyn CAST Frank Vercruyssen, Damiaan De Schrijver, Peter Van den Begin, Veerle Dobbelaere, Dimitri Leue, Jenny Tanghe, Gene Bervoets, Frank Focketyn, Fred Van Kuyck, Hilde Van Mieghem, Dirk Roofthooft, Els Dottermans, Stany Crets, Natali Broods, Sam Louwyck, Tom Van Dyck, Kader Gurbüz, Bert André, Ianka Fleerackers, Pieter Embrechts, Nand Buyl

ERIK OF HET KLEIN INSECTENBOEK (2004) DIR Gidi van Liempd PROD Hans de Weers SCR Gidi Van Liempd, Cecile Levy (novel by Godfried Bomans) CAM Hein Groot ED Els Voorspoels MUS Ellert Driessen CAST Jasper Oldenhof, Merijn van Heiningen, Jaak Van Assche, Peter Van den Begin (Duizendpoot), Stany Crets, Johnny de Mol, Johnny Kraaykamp Jr.

LEPEL, a.k.a. SPOON (2005) DIR Willem van de Sande Bakhuyzen PROD Olivier Damian, Joost de Vries, Leontine Petit SCR Mieke de Jong CAM Guido van Gennep ED Wouter Jansen MUS Robert Lockhart CAST Loes Luca, Carice Van Houten, Barry Atsma, Joep Truijen, Peter Van den Begin (Ballonvaarder), Ulrik Sareik

VET HARD, a.k.a. TOO FAT TOO FURIOUS (2005) DIR Tim Oliehoek PROD Frans van Gestel, San Fu Maltha, Jeroen Beker SCR Jan Verheyen, Jean-Claude Van Rijckegem, Wijo Koek, Anders Thomas Jensen CAM Rolf Dekens ED Peter Alderliesten MUS Alex Heffes  CAST Jack Wouterse, Kurt Rogiers, Bracha Van Doesburgh, Johnny de Mol, Cas Jansen, Peter Van den Begin (Vuk), Jaak Van Assche, Ton Kas

EEN ANDER ZIJN GELUK, a.k.a. SOMEONE ELSE’S HAPPINESS (2005) DIR – SCR Fien Troch PROD Antonio Lombardo CAM Frank Van den Eeden MUS Peter Van Laerhoven ED Nico Leunen CAST Ina Geerts, Johanna ter Steege, Johan Leysen, Natali Broods (Gerda), Elmo Mistlaen, Peter Van den Begin (Mark), Josse De Pauw, Viviane de Muynck, Geert Van Rampelberg, Jan Decleir

BUITENSPEL, a.k.a. GILLES (2005) DIR Jan Verheyen PROD Dirk Impens SCR Frank Ketelaar, Ed Vanderweyden CAM Dany Elsen ED Philippe Ravoet MUS Jan Leyers CAST Ilya Van Malderghem, Joke Devynck, Filip Peeters, Pauline Grossen, Dirk Van Dijck, Warre Borgmans, Stany Cretz, Stan Van Samang, Peter Van den Begin (Referee), Hilde De Baerdemaeker, Tom Waes

FIRMIN (2007) DIR Dominique Deruddere PROD Dominique Deruddere, Chris van den Durpel SCR Dominique Deruddere (story by Frank Van Laecke) CAM Danny Elsen ED Philippe Ravoet MUS Raymond van het Groenewoud CAST Chris van den Durpel, Jan Decleir, Josse De Pauw, Peter Van den Begin (Jespers), Ben Segers, Marc Van Eeghem, Frank Focketeyn

WIT LICHT, a.k.a. THE SILENT ARMY (2008) DIR – SCR Jean van de Velde PROD Richard Claus, Paul Brinks, Chris Brouwer CAM Theo van de Sande ED Peter R. Adam MUS Nick Laird-Clowes CAST Marco Borsato, Thekla Reuten, Peter Van den Begin (François Lama), Andrew Kintu, Abby Mukiibi Nkaaga, Siebe Schoneveld

DIRTY MIND (2009) DIR – SCR Pieter Van Hees PROD Frank Van Passel, Bert Hamelinck, Kato Maes CAM Jan Vancaillie ED Nico Leunen CAST Wim Helsen, Kristine Van Pellicom, Peter Van den Begin (David Vandewoestijne), Frank Focketeyn, Robbie Cleiren, Sien Eggers, Maaike Neuville, Sara De Bosschere, Tine Embrechts, Bruno Vanden Broecke, Sara de Roo, Manou Kersting, Jan Bijvoet, Marc Didden, Ruth Becquart

SUSKE EN WISKE: DE TEXAS RAKKERS, a.k.a. LUKE AND LUCY: THE TEXAS RANGERS (2009, animated) DIR Wim Bien, Mark Mertens PROD Jan Theys, Eric Wirix SCR Dirk Nielandt, Eric Wirix, Guy Mortier (comic strip ‘Suske en Wiske: De Texasrakkers’ by Willy Vandersteen) MUS Ian Marien CAST (voice only) Staf Coppens, Guilherme Apollonio, Chloe Dolandis, Nanette Drazic, Filip Peeters, Peter Van den Begin (Rik), Chris van den Durpel, Lucas Van den Eynde, Stany Crets, Axel Daeseleire

ANUBIS EN DE WRAAK VAN ARGHUS (2009) DIR Dennis Bots EXEC PROD Anja Van Mensel, Reinhout Nechelput SCR Hans Bourlon, Gert Verhulst, Anjali Taneja, Patrick Limpens, Alexandra Penrhyn Lowe CAM Marc Van Acker ED Mathieu Depuydt MUS Olaf Janssens CAST Peter Van den Begin (Arghus), Lucien Van Geffen, Elle van Knoll, Iris Hesseling, Gamze Tazim, Sander van Amsterdam

FRITS EN FREDDY (2010) DIR Guy Goosens PROD Guy Goosens, Marc Punt SCR Marc Punt CAM Gerd Schelfhout ED Alain Dessauvage MUS Tuomas Kantelinen CAST Peter Van den Begin (Frits Frateur), Tom Van Dyck, Frank Aendenboom, Wim Opbrouck, Tania Kloeck, Tom Dewispelaere, Frank Focketeyn, Lucas Van den Eynde, Jan Van Looveren, Erika Van Tielen, Erik Van Looy

ALLEZ, EDDY! (2012) DIR – SCR Gert Embrechts PROD Jacqueline de Goeij CAM Bert Pot ED Els Voorspoels CAST Peter Van den Begin (André), Barbara Sarafian, Jelte Blommaert, Els Dottermans, Stefaan Degand, Jelle Cleymans, Mathias Vergels, Lotte Bode, Frieda Pittoors

LA CINQUIÈME SAISON, a.k.a. THE FIFTH SEASON (2012) DIR – SCR Peter Brosens, Jessica Woodworth PROD Peter Brosens, Jessica Woodworth, Philippe Avril, Joop van Wijk, Sébastien Delloye, J.B. Macrander, Diana Elbaum CAM Hans Bruch, Jr. ED Jessica Woodworth MUS Michel Schöpping CAST Aurélia Poirier, Django Schrevens, Sam Louwyck, Gill Vancompernolle, Peter Van den Begin (Marcel), Véronique Tappert, Robert Collinet, Bruno Georis

HISTORIUM BRUGGE (2012) DIR Kene Illegems PROD Kato Maes SCR Kene Illegems, Nicholas Lens, Gerrie Van Rompaey CAM Toom Illegems MUS Nicolas Lens CAST Clara Cleymans, Leslie de Gruyter, John Flanders, Peter Van den Begin (Wialand Lauweryn), Michel van Dousselaere

FRITS & FRANKY (2013) DIR – SCR Mark Punt PROD Mark Punt, Rachel Van Bommel SCR  CAM Gerd Schelfhout ED Philippe Ravoet MUS Bert Embrechts CAST Peter Van den Begin (Frits Frateur), Sven De Ridder, Eva Laurenssen, Axel Daeseleire, Manou Kersting, Mathijs Scheepers, Reinhilde Decleir

KENAU (2014) DIR Maarten Treurniet PROD Els Rientjes, San Fu Maltha, Iván Márk SCR Marnie Blok, Karin van Holst Pellekaan ED Bas Icke, Jasper Quispel MUS Zsófia Tammér CAST Monic Hendrickx, Barry Astma, Sallie Harmsen, Sophie van Winden, Peter Van den Begin (Jacob), Matthijs van de Sande Bakhuyzen, Simon Nader

WASTE LAND (2014) DIR – SCR Pieter Van Hees PROD Koen Mortier, Eurydice Gysel CAM Menno Hans ED Nico Leunen CAST Jérémie Renier, Natali Broods, Babetida Sadjo, Peter Van den Begin (Johnny Rimbaud), Peter van den Eede, Mourade Zeguendi

WIPLALA, a.k.a. THE AMAZING WIPLALA and HELP! I’VE SHRUNK THE FAMILY (2014) DIR Tim Oliehoek PROD Burny Bos SCR Tamara Bos (novel by Annie M.G. Schmidt) CAM Rolf Dekens ED Bert Jacobs MUS André Dziezuk, Perquisite CAST Géza Weisz, Sasha Mylanus, Kee Ketelaar, Peter Paul Muller, Marjan Luif, Paul Kooij, Cas Jansen, Peter Van den Begin (Waiter)

BOWLING BALLS (2014) DIR – PROD – SCR Mark Punt  CAM Philip van Volsem ED Bert Jacobs, Pieter-Jan Bergmans MUS Melcher Meirmans, Chrisnanne Wiegel, Joris Oonk CAST Wim Opbrouck, Peter Van den Begin (Fikko), Jonas Van Geel, Nathalie Meskens, Sven De Ridder, Manou Kersting, Jenne Decleir, Filip Peeters, Charlotte Vandermeersch, Kim Hertogs, Herwig Ilegems, Axel Daeseleire

D’ARDENNEN (2015) DIR Robin Pront PROD Bart Van Langendonck SCR Robin Pront, Jeroen Perceval CAM Robrecht Heyvaert ED Alain Dessauvage CAST Kevin Janssens, Jeroen Perceval, Veerle Baetens, Eric Gordon, Jan Bijvoet, Sam Louwyck, Peter Van den Begin (Robert), Viviane De Muynck

EVERYBODY HAPPY (2016) DIR – SCR Nic Balthazar PROD Peter Bouckaert CAM Robrecht Heyvaert ED Philippe Ravoet MUS Triggerfinger, Henny Vrienten CAST Peter Van den Begin (Hartman), Barbara Sarafian, Jeroen Leenders, Josse De Pauw, Rik Verheye, Kamal Kharmech

KING OF THE BELGIANS (2016) DIR – PROD – SCR Peter Brosens, Jessica Woodworth CAM Ton Peeters ED David Verdurme CAST Peter Van den Begin (King Nicholas III), Lucie Debay, Titus De Voogdt, Bruno Georis, Goran Radakovic, Pieter van der Houwen

PIPPA (2016) DIR – PROD – SCR Mark Punt CAM Philip van Volsem ED Pieter-Jan Bergmans, Gert Frimmers MUS Joris Oonk, Chrisnanne Wiegel CAST Peter Van den Begin, Wim Opbrouck, Nathalie Meskens, Sven De Ridder, Bart De Pauw, Manou Kersting, Tom Van Dyck, Ella Leyers, Frank Aendenboom, Viviane De Muynck, Daniëlla Somers

DODE HOEK (2017) DIR Nabil Ben Yadir PROD Nabil Ben Yadir, Peter Bouckaert, Benoit Roland SCR Nabil Ben Yadir, Michel Sabbe, Laurent Brandenbourger CAM Robrecht Heyvaert CAST Peter Van den Begin (Jan Verbeek), Ruth Becquart, Jan Decleir, David Murgia, Mathijs Scheepers, Tibo Vandenborre, Jurgen Delnaet

STORM (2017) DIR Dennis Bots PROD Harro van Staverden SCR Karin van Holst Pellekaan CAM Rolf Dekens ED Björn Mentink, Peter Alderliesten CAST Yorick van Wageningen, Peter Van den Begin (Van der Hulst), Egbert Jan Weeber, Laura Verlinde, Loek Peters, Maarten Heijmans