Biography

Graduate of the Conservatory of Dramatic Art of Liège and INSAS in Brussels, Fabrice du Welz quickly makes his entrance into television as screenwriter of humorous sequences for LA GRANDE FAMILLE and NULLE PART AILLEURS by Canal +.

His first short WHEN YOU'RE IN LOVE, IT'S WONDERFUL (1999 - Grand Prix for Short Films at the Fantastic Festival of Gérardmer), already presages the strong and singular identity of the director.

In 2004, Fabrice du Welz stands out as a figurehead of genre cinema with CALVAIRE (Laurent Lucas, Jackie Berroyer and Philippe Nahon). Presented at the International Critics Week at Cannes, the horror film wins in 2005 the Jury Prize as well as that of the International Critics at Gérardmer.

He next explores the fantastic with a trip to the Thai jungles (VINYAN, starring Emmanuelle Béart and Rufus Sewell), before launching himself into the whodunit with COLT 45 (starring Gérard Lanvin and Joey Starr, scheduled for release in 2014).

In 2013, he works once again with actor Laurent Lucas for the second episode of an Ardennes trilogy of which Calvaire is the first opus. Free adaptation of an item in the American news featuring the "Honeymoon Killers", ALLELUIA plunges us into the meanders of destructive passion.

Films Selection

  • Alleluia - 2014
  • Colt 45 - 2012
  • Vinyan - 2008
  • Calvaire - 2004
  • Quand On Est Amoureux, C’est Merveilleux - 1999
  • Les Folles Aventures De Thierry Van Hoost - 1997