Angelo
Tijssens

Writer for Film, TV & Theatre

Angelo studied theatre at the Antwerp Conservatorium. He is a member of the artistic core of Ontroerend Goed, where he was involved in the creation of Fight Night, Are We Not Drawn Onward To New Era, Loopstation, T.M and £¥$. He acted in some films and several television series and then he went on to write three short films of which two premiered at Cannes Film Festival. His first feature film Girl with director Lukas Dhont premiered at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival, where they won the Camera D'or, the Queer Palm and several other awards. Girl was also nominated for a Golden Globe and a Cesar. In 2022, Close premiered in the Sélection Officiel in Cannes. The film, co-written and directed by Lukas Dhont, received a 12 minute standing ovation and the Grand Prix of the Festival.

Angelo is currently working on Dust, a film by Anke Blonde, Julian, with producer Michiel Dhont, and Hunter, a limited series.

He lives and work in Antwerp with his husband Nick and his cats Victor & Bob.

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Film

Writer 

Based on the book 'Julian' by Fleur Pierets.

The Reunion
In development
Director Lukas Dhont

Co-written with Lukas Dhont. Compétition Cannes Film Festival 2022, winner of the Grand Prix.

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Director Lukas Dhont

Co-written with Lukas Dhont. Nominated for Golden Globe Best Foreign Language Film 2019. Winner Camera d'Or, Queer Palm and Priz Fipresci at Cannes Film Festival 2018. Sutherland Award BFI London Film Festival 2018. European Discovery Film Awards 2018.

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Director Giles Coulier

Co-written with Giles Coulier. Selection Officiel Cannes Film Festival 2013.

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Director Giles Coulier

Co-written with Giles Coulier. Selection Officiel Cannes Film Festival, Cinefondation 2010.

Television

Writer 

Co-written with Jiwon Lee. 12 x 30' Limited Series.

Element Pictures Ltd
In development

Theatre

Writer 

Producer Ontroerend Goed

With Alexander Devriendt. Co-produced with Theatre Royal Plymouth, Richard Jordan Productions.

Producer Ontroerend Goed

With Alexander Devriendt, Karolien De Bleser. Co-produced with Theatre Royal Plymouth, Almeida London, Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, Cambridge Junction, Staatstheater Mainz, Richard Jordan Productions.

Producer Ontroerend Goed

with Alexander Devriendt, Karolien De Bleser. Co-produced with Theatre Royal Plymouth, Richard Jordan Productions and Adelaide Festival. Winner Fringe First Award 2019, nominated Total Theatre Award 2019.

Producer Ontroerend Goed

with Alexander Devriendt, Joeri Smet and Karolien De Bleser. Co-produced with Theatre Royal Plymouth and Richard Jordan Productions. Winner Fringe First Award 2017.

Producer Ontroerend Goed
Director Alexander Devriendt
Starring
  • Karolien De Bleser
  • Co-written with Alexander Devriendt, Karolien De Bleser, Charlotte De Bruyne and the cast. 

    Coproduction: 

    DE SINGEL INTERNATIONAL ARTS CENTRE (BE)
    Kunstencentrum VIERNULVIER (BE)
    LOD Muziektheater(BE)
    Theatre Royal Plymouth (UK)
    Le MAIF Social Club, Paris (FR)
    La Rose des Vents, Villeneuve d’Ascq (FR)
    Perpodium (BE)

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