EN - Downside Up reveals a world in which everyone has Down’s syndrome. One day, Eric is born, a boy who’s different.

NL - In Downside Up ontdekken we een wereld waar iedereen het Syndroom van Down heeft. Op een dag wordt een jongen geboren, Eric, die anders is.

FR - Dans Downside Up, tout le monde est une personne trisomique et a le Syndrome de Down. Un jour, un petit garçon est né, Eric, qui est différent...


Title Downside Up
Original title Downside Up
Original language Dutch
Status Completed
Production Majority Flemish
Category Shorts
Genre live action short film
Year 2016
World première / first public presentation 2016-12-03


Cast Helena de Vos, Nico Sturm, Tineke Van Haute, Peter Janssens, Milo Huyghebaert
Photography Robrecht Heyvaert
Editing Jochen Decostere, Kobe Van Steenberghe
Sound Wim Frenssen
Art director Stijn Verhoeven
Costume Nina Caspari
Makeup Dorien Biesmans
Music Hannes De Maeyer

Technical specs

Running time film 15'
Release format DCP
Other available formats .mov, .MP4, masterfile
Aspect ratio 1:85
Sound format stereo
Colour Colour
Available in 2D


Supported by the Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF)
Production partners Caviar


2016: Short Film Festival Leuven (BE)


2016: Humo Award for Best Short Film - Short Film Festival Leuven (BE); Public Award for Best Short Film - Short Film Festival Leuven (BE)

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Last edited on 19 April 2017

Short info

Director Peter Ghesquiere
Producers Hendrik Verthé, Kobe Van Steenberghe
Writers Jochen Decostere, Peter Ghesquiere, Nicolas Daenens, Kobe Van Steenberghe

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