EN - Perdition County is an atmospheric story focusing on a foot soldier named Desmond, who defects from his band of scalp-collecting pilgrims. He sets out on an odyssey to freedom through the endless landscapes of a fictional county, attempting along the way to reclaim his humanity.

NL - Een sfeervol verhaal over een voetsoldaat, genaamd Desmond, die zijn bende scalperende pelgrims verraadt. Hij vertrekt op een uittocht naar vrijheid, doorheen de eindeloze landschappen van een fictief gewest, en tracht zijn menselijkheid te herwinnen.


Title Perdition County
Original title Perdition County
Original language English
Status Completed
Production Majority Flemish
Category Shorts
Genre drama
Year 2014
World première / first public presentation 2014-10-18


Cast Johnny Vivash, Richard Bremmer, Laura Woodhouse, Lorcan Melia, Adam Robertson, Dean Christie, Matthew Jure
Photography Rik Zang
Editing Koen Timmerman
Sound Tom Van Ham, Steven Luyckfasseel
Art director Manolito Glas
Costume Regina Van Eijden, Claire Vervliet, Amber De Saeger, Fauve Ryckebusch
Makeup Klaas Bullynck
Music Raf Keunen

Technical specs

Running time film 25'33"
Release format DCP
Other available formats Blu-ray, DVD, QT movie
Aspect ratio 2:35
Sound format Dolby 5.1
Colour Colour
Available in 2D



2015: Future Frames - Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (CZ), Valladolid International Film Festival (ES)

2014: Film Fest Ghent (BE), International Short Film Festival Leuven (BE)


2014: Audience Award - Film Fest Ghent (BE), VAF Wildcard for Fiction (BE)

Valladolid takes five from Flanders for jubilee edition

Five shorts from Flanders have been invited to the Valladolid International Film Festival (24-31 October) in Spain, which celebrates its 60th anniversary this year. Three of them - Perdition CountyShadow and Tank - have been selected for Official Competition, while Billy the Bully and Nkosi Coiffure are competing in the Meeting Point section.

Nkosi CoiffureFor its 60th edition, the Valladolid International Film Festival invited a record number of five shorts from Flanders. Three of them are selected for Official Competition, which makes them contenders for the EFA Short Film Competition.

Published on Wednesday 14 October 2015

Flanders takes part in Karlovy Vary’s anniversary edition

Celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (3-11 July) boasts a rich programme including the international premiere of Perdition County, the Czech premiere of Lucifer and with Flemish filmmakers Michaël R. Roskam and Teodora Ana Mihai in attendance.

Perdition CountyGust Van den Berghe’s Lucifer, produced by Minds Meet, is scheduled to have its Czech premiere at the Festival. Raphaël Crombez, meanwhile, was invited as part of Future Frames, a new programme curated by the Festival in collaboration with European Film Promotion (EFP) that highlights 10 filmmakers to watch.

Published on Tuesday 7 July 2015

Cannes line-up reveals talent from Flanders

Copain selected for the Short Film Competition and the animated short film Paradise competing in the Cinéfondation section ensure Flanders’s presence at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. Various other films in the Festival’s line-up also feature talent from Flanders, while several (co-)productions with Flanders fly the flag in the Marché du Film.

ParadiseInvited for the Festival’s Short Film Competition, Jan and Raf Roosens’s short film Copain is about Fré, a teenager trapped between his conservative, wealthy parents and his working-class friends. Paradise, by Laura Vandewynckel, tells a story about people heading for a better place on different sides of the ocean; the stop-motion film is set to première as part of the Cinéfondation.

Published on Friday 8 May 2015

Perdition County's Raphaël Crombez among Future Frames participants

Raphaël Crombez has been invited to Future Frames, a new programme curated by the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival where he will present his fiction short Perdition County. In collaboration with European Film Promotion (EFP), the programme presents 10 promising young European directors at the Festival, which runs from 3-11 July.

Perdition CountyInaugurated by the International Film Festival in Karlovy Vary (Czech Republic) and EFP, Future Frames is to have its first edition this year with 10 European directors lined up. The young filmmakers and their films will be presented not only to the Karlovy Vary audience, but to attending professionals and international press as well.

Published on Monday 4 May 2015

Flanders Audiovisual Fund hands out grants to six young filmmakers

The Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF) has announced this year’s Wildcard winners: six promising young filmmakers who will each receive a grant of between €25,000 and €60,000 to develop their first professional film. Raphaël Crombez and Miwako Van Weyenberg were winners in the fiction section, with Ruben Desiere and Kwinten Gernay each receiving a documentary Wildcard. The animation grant went to Laura Vandewynckel, with Christina Stuhlberger getting the Wildcard in the filmlab section.

KosmosSince it was introduced in 2005, the Fund’s competition has established itself as Belgium’s prime awards programme when it comes to launching new talent. Six grants are handed out: three worth €60,000 go to one animation project and two fiction shorts; the two documentary winners each get €40,000; and the Wildcard in the filmlab section comes with a prize of €25,000.

Published on Thursday 4 December 2014

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Director Raphaël Crombez
Producers Matthias Schellens
Writers Raphaël Crombez

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