Portraying Jan Peeters

Brussels 2014
Director: Miguel Lopez

With my colleague from Spain Miguel Lopez I worked on his film in Brussels, here a short synopsis: “Portraying Jan Peeters” shows the life in a person that doesn’t exist. Jan Peeters is created by the inhabitants of the city of Brussels, by their actions, daily routines and decisions. Filmed in a thermal camera to increase the feeling of impersonality and to evoke a scientific observation style on the character, the film raises questions on how individuals struggle in modern cities, not just for survival but for their own and unique existence.