Biography

Kenneth Mercken was a semi professional cyclist from 1998 to 2001. In 2000 he became national amateur champion and raced for an Italian top semi-pro team. In Italy, he found out that he was a ‘non responder’ to the usual performance enhancing therapies. Disillusioned with the sport, he decided to quit cycling and returned to Belgium to study film directing.

In 2011 he graduated from the Brussels film academy RITS with The Letter, a short film based on his own experiences as a cyclist. It won him the VAF Wildcard (a start-up budget for a new project) and the Special mention of the jury at the Tel Aviv International Student Film Festival. Mercken is currently developing his first feature Coureur, an autobiographical film about his dark cycling past, produced by Epidemic/CCCP, and has shot another short Feel Sad for the Bunny.

In the news

Flanders Image unveils CONNeXT’s full film line-up

Published on Monday 4 September 2017

CONNeXT confirms the first 15

Published on Friday 19 May 2017

Problemski Hotel opens Raindance Film Festival

Published on Sunday 4 September 2016

Feel Sad For the Bunny premiers in Mexico

Published on Tuesday 12 July 2016

Kenneth Mercken starts shooting Feel Sad for the Bunny

Published on Wednesday 1 July 2015

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