SHORT FILMS 37 - Dead End

We don't often resort to corporate or training films, but 'Dead End' is exceptional. Made for the Belgian army as an AIDS-awareness DVD movie, Grid producer Frank de Wulf, alongside director and military captain Mark Damen, expanded the sketchy premise to produce this special effects spectacular. Four months of post-production preceded a suitably regimented two-week shoot by an army film crew. In some scenes, the actors' movements were filmed against blue-screen and then combined with whole CGI environments, enhancing the video game feel.

Product/client: Belgian Army

Production company: CDPLM

Martelarenstraat 181

1800 Peutie Belgium

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Writer: Hugo van Laere

Director: Mark Damen

Producer: Guy Smekens

Director of Photography: Raf Claes

Art Director: Frank Dewulf

Production/Post-production company: Grid

Boma Straat


9000 Gent


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f: +32 9265 9899

Editor: Damen Mark

Music: Piet de Ridder

Sound Design: Thierry de Vries