EN - A gang of youngsters wander the city suburbs under the supervision of their leader. While they all dream of being in a real motor gang, they are too young to ride actual motorbikes. Instead they cruise around on their pedal bikes…

NL - Een bende jongemannen dwalen rond in de stadsrand onder toezicht van hun leider. Hoewel ze in hun dromen een echte motorbende willen zijn, zijn ze nog te jong voor echte motoren. In plaats daarvan rijden ze rond op hun fietsen.


Title Sons of the Wild
Original title Sons of the Wild
Original language Dutch
Status Completed
Production Majority Flemish
Category Shorts , Docs
Genre Coming of age
Year 2017
World première / first public presentation 2017-11-30


Photography Dries Vanderaerden
Editing Yannis Van den Ecker
Sound Mathieu Van Den Driessche
Music Yannis Van den Ecker, Mathieu Van Den Driessche

Technical specs

Running time film 13'38''
Colour Colour



2018: Hot Docs (Toronto)

2017: International Short Film Festival Leuven (BE)

Hot Docs selects three from Flanders

Three Flemish productions have been invited to Hot Docs, North America's largest documentary film festival. Janet van den Brand’s Ceres, Sahim Omar Kalifa’s Cornered in Molenbeek and Yannis Van den Ecker’s Sons of the Wild will all be screened in Competition in Toronto.

Cornered in MolenbeekHot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival is the largest documentary film festival in North America with around 200,000 visitors each year. It is also an important meeting point for industry professionals, with a conference programme and market.

Published on Wednesday 21 March 2018

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Last edited on 9 August 2018

Short info

Director Yannis Van den Ecker
Producers Yannis Van den Ecker
Writers Yannis Van den Ecker

Schijnbeemdenlaan 8b
2110 Wijnegem


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