EN - “If it was easy, everyone would do it.” A black comedy about Steve, a 13-year-old athlete who is secretly being doped by his father and coach to enhance his performance on the track.

NL - “Als het gemakkelijk was, iedereen zou het doen.” Een gitzwarte tragikomedie over cadet Steve, een 13-jarige atleet die door zijn vader en coach Patrick stiekem wordt gedopeerd om zijn prestaties te bevorderen. Steve moet noodgedwongen de ultieme keuze maken tussen vaderliefde en eigenwaarde.

FR - “Si c'était facile, tout le monde le ferait." Cadet est l'histoire tragi-comique de Steve, un athlète de 13 ans, qui est secrètement dopé par son père et son entraîneur, Patrick, afin d'améliorer ses performances de course. Steve fait face à un choix difficile qui est son estime personnelle ou les souhaits de son père.


Title Cadet
Original title Cadet
Original language Dutch
Status Completed
Production Majority Flemish
Category Shorts
Genre drama, comedy
Year 2013
World première / first public presentation 2013-11-28


Cast Aäron Roggeman, Robby Cleiren, Felix Meyer, Jurgen De Kerf
Photography Ruben Impens
Editing Maarten Janssens, Manu Van Hove
Sound Raf Enckels
Art director Tanker
Costume Sofie Durnez
Makeup Blonde Make-up
Music Younes Faltakh

Technical specs

Running time film 14' 32"
Release format DCP
Other available formats HDcam, DVD, Quicktime
Aspect ratio 16:9
Sound format Dolby Stereo
Colour Colour
Available in 2D


Supported by Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF)


2014: European Youth Film Festival of Flanders (BE), Ciné Privé (BE), SXSW (USA), Bermuda International Film Festival (USA), Bradford International Film Festival (UK)

2013: Leuven International Short Film Festival (BE),  International Sports Film Festival Antwerp (BE)

Flanders shorts well represented in Psarokokalo line-up

Nine short films from Flanders take part in the international competition of the International Short Film Festival Psarokokalo in Athens, Greece. Six live-action shorts, two animation films and one documentary project made the line-up. The eighth edition of the festival runs from 10 till 16 July and presents some 120 shorts, selected out of 4,200 submissions.

Vol au ventLeonardo Van Dijl’s black-and-white short Get Ripped exposes the mental deterioration of a young man determined to transform his body. In its home territory, the film already screened at the Leuven International Short Film Festival, while it has also been confirmed for Outfest LA, which kicks off on July 10. The film is to take part in the fest’s International Male section.

Published on Tuesday 10 June 2014

Kevin Meul’s Cadet sprints to SXSW

Cadet, the new short film by helmer Kevin Meul, has been invited to the South by Southwest Festival (SXSW) in Austin, Texas. The film is set to have its international premiere at the Oscar-qualifying festival.

CadetWith Cadet Kevin Meul delivers a pitch-black comedy about Steve, a 13-year-old athlete who is secretly being doped by his father and coach Patrick.

Published on Thursday 6 February 2014

New round of projects receive VAF support

The Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF) has approved funding for 21 projects: 13 documentaries, two animated shorts, four fiction shorts and two fiction features. The list includes projects such as Ilse Somer’s feature debut High Heels, Low Tide and Berlinale Shorts nominee Philip J. McGoldrick's Subaru, the second part of an intended trilogy. Works from both newcomers and regulars can be found under the supported documentaries.

Set photo of Ilse Somer's Weekend © Luc PeetersTwo documentaries received script support. Caroline Van Gastel can start writing Eye of the Gazelle (Serendipity Films), a film about women looking for a new life after having been victims of violence. Peter Van Goethem is to start working on Cargo Vie (Freshwater Films), a biographical doc about Pascal de Duve, a promising writer and philosopher who died from AIDS at the age of 29.

Published on Tuesday 23 August 2011

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Kevin Meul
Kevin Meul
Mechelsesteenweg 11
2000 Antwerp
T +32 (0)494 81 43 92
T +32 (0)475 93 73 26

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