EN - Algerian-born Ali Toumi has just escaped from a Belgian prison. After buying a new identity, he hopes to make a fresh start and create a normal life for himself and his son. But an encounter with an old acquaintance triggers a relapse.

FR - Ali Toumi, d’origine algérienne, vient de s’échapper d’une prison belge. En s’achetant une nouvelle identité, il espère prendre un nouveau départ et se procurer à lui ainsi qu’à son fils une vie normale bien intégrée. Mais la rencontre avec une ancienne connaissance fait replonger Ali dans ses anciennes habitudes.


Title Prey
Original title La proie
Original language Dutch, French
Status Completed
Production Majority Flemish
Category Shorts
Year 2013


Cast Mourade Zeguendi, Jan Hammenecker, Jeroen Perceval
Photography Laurens De Geyter
Editing Toon Mertens
Sound Matthias Hillegeer
Art director Sarah Geirnaert
Makeup Liesje De Smedt
Music Gianni Marzo

Technical specs

Running time film 16'
Release format DCP
Other available formats dvd
Aspect ratio 1:85 (Scoop)
Sound format 5.1 Surround
Colour Colour
Available in 2D


Supported by Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF)


2013: International Short Film Festival Leuven (BE), LA Shorts (USA), Raindance (UK)

Raindance welcomes Flemish shorts trio

Jonas Baeckeland’s Prey, Tom Van Avermaet’s Oscar-nominated short Death of a Shadow and Hans Vercauter’s Montreal-winnerWolf’s Milk are to be presented at the Raindance Film Festival in Londen. Hisko Hulsing’s Junkyard, a coproduction with Flanders, was also added to the festival’s slate. Raindance presents the most promising new filmmakers from September 25 till October 6.

PreyAfter selections at the Brussels Film Festival and the LA Shorts Fest, Jonas Baeckeland’s short film Prey is to be screened at the Raindance Film Festival, one of Europe’s leading independent film festivals.

Published on Wednesday 25 September 2013

Prey, The Importance of Sweet & Salt and DAY_6011 to LA Shorts Fest

Jonas Baeckeland’s short film Prey has been selected for this year’s Los Angeles International Short Film Festival. Also known as LA Shorts Fest, it is one of the largest American Oscar-qualifying short film festivals. The Importance of Sweet & Salt by Benoit De Clerck and Raf Wathion's animation short DAY_6011 are also added to the LA fest’s slate. The festival screens more than 250 short films from 5-12 September.

PreyIn Prey, director Jonas Baeckeland follows Algerian-born Ali Toumi, who has just escaped from a Belgian prison. Buying himself a new identity he hopes to make a fresh start and provide his family with a normal integrated life. But an unforeseen encounter with an old acquaintance makes Ali relapse into old habits.

Published on Tuesday 20 August 2013

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Director Jonas Baeckeland
Producers Sieber Marly
Writers Jonas Baeckeland, Wouter Van Haver

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