EN - A pregnant woman desperately searches for her lover on an airship being evacuated because of a dangerous gas which ages everything. Realising he’s not on board, she goes haywire…


Title Gerontophobia
Original title Gerontophobia
Original language English
Status Completed
Production Majority Flemish
Category Shorts , Animation
Genre Retro Science Fiction, Drama
Year 2016
World première / first public presentation 2016-10-07


Cast Marieke Dilles, Maarten Ketels
Photography Jonas Wellens, Paul Delissen
Editing Boris Sverlow
Sound Frederik Van de Moortel
Art director Boris Sverlow
Costume Francine Smeyers, Wis Jacobs, Judith Van Herck
Makeup Carolien Wardenier, Sophia Alix, Mir Goetschalckx, Sofie Vrancken, Annelies Bastemeijer
Music Frederik Van de Moortel

Technical specs

Running time film 15'17''
Release format DCP 25 fps
Other available formats ProRes 422, H264, Mpeg4
Aspect ratio Scope
Sound format 5.1 surround
Colour Colour
Available in 2D


Supported by Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF), Netherlands Film Fund
Production partners Rocketta Film - Erik Schut


2016: Busan International Film Festival (KR)

King of the Belgians and Gerontophobia to Busan

Peter Brosens and Jessica Woodworth’s King of the Belgians has been invited to the Busan International Film Festival (6-15 October) in South Korea, as has Boris Sverlow’s short film Gerontophobia, which is to receive its world premiere there.

King of the BelgiansIn early September, King of the Belgians premiered in the Orizzonti Competition of the Venice Film Festival, where Peter Brosens and Jessica Woodworth’s mockumentary road movie was well received. In Busan, the film will screen as part of the World Cinema programme.

Published on Thursday 8 September 2016

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Last edited on 23 November 2016

Short info

Director Boris Sverlow
Producers Boris Sverlow, Michael Van den Eynde
Writers Boris Sverlow, Johan Verschueren

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