Erik Van Looy - Director

The Memory of a Killer (aka The Alzheimer Case) is the third feature from writer/director Erik Van Looy.

His two previous features include Ad Fundum (1993) and Shades (1999) which starred Mickey Rourke, Jan Decleir and Koen De Bouw. He has directed for television and directed several high profile documentaries on personalities such as Paul Verhoeven, Robert Evans, John Malkovich and many others. He also wrote and developed the game show “The Mole” which was later bought by ABC in The United States.

The Memory of a Killer (aka The Alzheimer Case) was a major box office hit in Belgium and is in that country’s Top Ten grossing films of all time.

Jef Geeraerts - Author of the novel, De Zaak Alzheimer

Jef Geeraerts began his writing career as an editor with the Flemish magazine Nieuw Vlaams Tijdschrift. He lived and worked in The Belgian Congo from 1954-1960, initially as an administrator and then promoted to the post of assistant regional manager. In 1959-‘60 he volunteered to lead a special company in a mutinous zone. Upon his return to Belgium, he studied German Philology at the VUB (Flemish Non-Denominational University of Brussels). In that same year, he made his publishing debut with I Am but a Negro. Having obtained his degree, he began translating, writing and working for magazines.

In 1968, his novel Gangreen 1 Black Venus was published. This semi-autobiographical novel, the first in a series, caused a huge stir because it tells the unvarnished story of certain less idyllic aspects of Belgian colonialism. Geeraerts somehow uses this part of his oeuvre as an emancipation therapy from the mental traumas caused by his education, marriage and colonial period. Gangreen 1 Black was awarded many accolades on its release.

In 1972, Geeraerts published an erotic novel under the pseudonym ‘ClausTrum’. Several of his works have been translated and made into either film or TV adaptations. The author’s recent work mainly consists of suspenseful crime novels.

Selective bibliography:
Ik ben maar een neger [I am just a negro]
P.N. van Kampen & Zoon (Amsterdam 1962)
Het verhaal van Matsombo [Matsombo's story]
Gangreen 2 (De Goede Moordenaar [The Good Murderer])
Dood in Bourgondië [Death in Burgundy]
Jagen [Hunting]
Diamant [Diamond]
De trap [The stair]
De zaak Alzheimer [The Alzheimer case]
Romeinse suite [Roman suite]
Het Rashomon-complex [The Rashomon complex]

Stephen Warbeck - Composer

Stephen Warbeck has emerged as one of Britain’s leading film composers. Originally an actor, Stephen Warbeck established his reputation as a composer for the theatre and now has scores for over 70 theatre productions to his credit. He is Head of Music and an Associate Artist of The Royal Shakespeare Company. In the early 1990s, Warbeck began writing music for film and television and over the past decade Warbeck has gradually built up a considerable filmography.

Warbeck won an Academy Award in 1998 for Shakespeare in Love, his second film score for John Madden, the first being Mrs. Brown (1997). Warbeck‘s list of scores includes the feature films “Mystery Men” (1999), “Quills” (2000), “Billy Elliot” (2000), “Captain Corelli’s Mandolin” (2001), Charlotte Gray (2001) and “Birthday Girl” (2002).

In addition to composing for film and television, Warbeck has written music for numerous radio plays, and is a founding member of the band The Kippers, for whom he also composes. Stephen has also written music for many BBC Radio plays, and writes for his band. He is an Associate Artist of the Royal Shakespeare Company.

Danny Elsen - Director of Photography

Selective Filmography:

De Oesters Van Nam Kee
Director: Pollo de Pimentel (2002)

The Snowman
Director: Jelle Van Doornik (2001)

The 9 Days of the Vulture
Director: Boris Paval (2001)

Director: Christof Bohn (1999)

Director: Boris Paval Conen (1998)

Le Nain Rouge
Director: Ivan Lemoine (1998)
European nomination award as D.O.P.
42 festivals ,Selected for Director’s Fortnight in Cannes

A Rose From Africa Director: Amir Razi (1997)
12 festivals, Winner Barcelona Film Festival

Philippe Ravoet - Editor

Selective Filmography:

Je pense à vous by Luc et Jean-Pierre Dardenne (dialogue editor)
Daens by Stijn Coninx (sound-editor)
De Zevende Hemel by Jean-Paul Lilienfeld (editor)

Just Friends by Marc-Henry Waynberg (2nd sound-editor)
Ad Fundum by Erik Van Looy (editor)

De Hoogste Tijd by Frans Weiss (sound-editor)

Baka by Thierry Knauff (2nd sound-editor)
She Good Fighter by Mark Punt (editor)

Dief! by Mark Punt (editor)
Shades by Erik Van Looy (editor)

De Kabouterschat by Bart Van Leemputten (editor)
Osveta by Jan Hintjens (editor)

L’amour en suspens by Herman Van Eyken (editor) Le roi danse by Gerard Corbiau (editor)

Pauline et Paulette by Lieven De Brauwer (editor) Alias by Jan Verheyen (editor)

Khorma by Jilani Saadi (editor)