EN - Shay is an eleven-year-old girl growing up with an Indigenous Australian mother and a father who is a Flemish astronomer. He is researcher at an Australian Astronomical Observatory. After his wife's death, he decides to return to Ypres, Belgium for a time-out, taking his two children with him.

Above Us All tells the story of an amputated family that becomes uprooted after moving to a new world. This world seems to be held captive by it’s own past. Hundred years after the outbreak of the war, Ypres still struggles with the question which story of that collective traumatic event is the most relevant.


Title Above Us All
Original title Above Us All
Status Completed
Production Minority Flemish
Category Features
Year 2014
World première / first public presentation 2014-02-11


Cast Shayleah Sands, Kaleb Sands, Maarten Baes, Pearl Daavern, Greg Griffiths
Photography Adri Schrover
Editing Nico Leunen
Sound Michel Schöpping
Art director Vinz Kulik
Costume Roos Smith

Technical specs

Running time film tbc
Release format DCP-JPEG 2000
Sound format Dolby SRD
Colour Colour
Available in 3D


Main producer René Goossens, Annemiek Van Gorp
Main production company De Productie
Supported by Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF), NFF, Rotterdam Media Fund, Dutch Cultural Media Fund, Cobo, Tax Shelter
Production partners Minds Meet, KRO television
Tax shelter partners Mollywood


2014: Berlin International Film Festival - Generation (DE)

Berlinale takes Violet by Bas Devos

Bas Devos’ feature debut Violet is to have its world premiere at this year’s Berlin International Film Festival. Depicting a teenager’s growing loneliness after the brutal loss of his best friend, Violet is selected for official competition in the Generation 14plus programme. Three co-productions with Flanders also join the Generation line-up: Tamar van den Dop’s SupernovaAbove Us All by Eugenie Jansen and Finn by Frans Weisz.

VioletBas Devos delivers his first feature project with Violet, a film about a group of BMX riders who are confronted with the unexpected and brutal loss of one of their peers.

Published on Wednesday 15 January 2014

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Director Eugenie Jansen
Producers Tomas Leyers
Writers Kim Niekerk, Patrick Minks

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