28.06. - 06.07.2013.
film program
Perfect drug
2012, 13:33min
Toon Aerts
Misha Downey, Yumiko Funaya, Minami Takahashi, Philippe Genion
Black Comedy / Crime/Mystery / Horror
Official Trailer
Sinopsis: Misha, Yumiko and Chinatsu are sitting in a parked car in front of a strange motel. In the backseat they have a huge amount of test tubes filled with different substances. It's clear that their attempted burglary didn't go so planned… While Yumiko tries to calm down their Albanian boss Hasan on the phone, Misha can't resist it any longer.He opens up a test tube and drinks it to the drop, causing some extraordinary effects.
Bio: In 2001, Toon Aerts (1977) graduated with honours from the Sint Lukas film school in Brussels on presentation of the shortfilm "Dialing the Devil". His shortfilm, a gritty 70’s style roadmovie, won numerous national and international awards like the Leuven Kort Festival (BE), Het Grote Ongeduld (BE), Courtisane (BE), 3rd Pixie Awards (USA) and the Golden Sheaf Awards (CAN). Toon then signed up with production company CZAR to direct commercials. He had a blitz start and quickly directed for the most creative agencies in Belgium. In 2002 he received The Young Directors Award for his commercial and for another one won a bronze and a silver award on the Cannes edition of 2005. The music video "Back From The Grave" won the prize for best music video at the 2009 edition of the Belgian Shortfilmfestival "Leuven Kort" and was shown at the bi-monthly BUG Music Video Festival in London and was selected for the Mirrorball section of the Edinburgh International Film Festival. Toon's work, being it his films or his photos, are characterised by a strong visual style. His work clearly refers to elements of popular culture like horror movies, sci-fi, 70's exploitation or television series. Toon likes images that are loud, colorful, larger than life and over-the-top.