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fiction film, 2022

1.33:1 (4:3) / colour / surround 5.1 / English, French & International Sign Language spoken, subtitled in English & Dutch, or in French / 60:00 minutes





An unexpected moment in a session with a client confronts a psychologist with his own inner world. Alienated by the isolation of his seemingly perfect city life, the psychologist encounters an extreme inability to understand and embrace his own human nature. His inescapable desires for his male client force the psychologist to look at who he does not want to be. It is the only way that he can find out who he really is.


EASY TIGER is an intimate portrait of a vulnerable man during a true and insurmountable romance.


This author's film examines how the medium of film can be commemorated and used to place physicality as a narrative in front of the lens, and how the same audiovisual work can provide, as much as possible, the same experience for both hearing and non/partially-hearing viewers.



With, Mickaël Pelissier, Casper Wubbolts, Giada Castioni, Evgenia Brendes, Hilde Wils & Benjamin Ramon

Directed by Karel Tuytschaever

First assistant director, Louise De Groef

Production manager, Erik ‘Wolf’ Moonen

Sign language interpreter on set, Lissa Zeviar


Scenario, Karel Tuytschaever

Writing advice, Nathalie Haspeslagh

Dramaturgical advice, Melinda Van Berlo

English translation, Martha Gardner

Translation to International Sign Language, Jorn Rijckaert & Jaron C. Garitte


Director of Photography, Lothar Legon

First Assistant Camera & Focus Puller, Giel Dhaenens

Gaffer, Henry Commerman

Sound recordist & Boom Operator, Bruce Stevens

Art director, Gert Stas

Costume Designer, Chris Snik

Assistant Costume Designer, Eli Verkeyn

Make-up & Hair Artist, Alexander Kinds

Casting, Karel Tuytschaever

Catering, Erik Moonen

Set photographer & Making-of, Joery Erna


Edited by Karel Tuytschaever

VFX artist, Arno Ringoet & Bart Winckers

Colour grading, Kene Illegems


Sound design & mixage, Frederik Van de Moortel

Foley artist, Elias Vervecken

Foley recording studio, Rec‘N Roll

Foley studio engineer, Loïc Mulleneers


Location holders, Doktershuis Antwerp, Van der Valk Hotel Brasschaat, Art Center Hugo Voeten Herentals, ZEIT - Luc Franken Antwerp, Municipality Bergen Op Zoom, Q-park Antwerp, Koen Verkeyn - Chris Snik, Erik Moonen - Sarah Van Loon, Sint-Lievenscollege Antwerp


Thanks to, Dr. Ghada Ed Marogy, Bruno Maertens, Victor Lange, Sigrid Spruyt, GP group De Markgraaf Antwerp, Voordekunst, B&B hotel Antwerp, Squash Casteleyn Boom, Marlies Janssens, Sabrina Haazen, Manu Kamanda

Special thanks to Lisa Reinheimer, Wim van Stam, Dirk Verhoeven, Leon Caarls, Joke Daniëls, Petra Damen, Pieter Desmet, Joery Erna & Lumière Antwerp


Crowdfunders, Bart Hinderks, Bart van Merode, Chris Embrechts, Elke Van Mello, Guido Verelst, Klaartje Lambrechts, Leen Dendievel, Martine Van Canegem, Nathalie Haspeslagh, Nico Krols, Peter Anthonissen, Veerle Segers, Wim De Smet & those who wish to remain anonymous

Sponsor, Visual Box


A production of BARRY - Karel Tuytschaever

Co-producer, DansBrabant

With the financial support of Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds & Grensverleggers - deBuren, an arrangement to support cultural collaborations between parties in Flanders, the province of North Brabant, the province of Limburg and/or the Province of Zeeland


The film premiered on February 23, 2022, at Lumière cinema - Photo Museum, Antwerp. 


Optimale Distribution for French-speaking Europe (including France, Monaco, Andorra, French-speaking Belgium, Luxemburg, and French-speaking Switzerland) 

TLA Releasing for the United Kingdom (including Ireland), Poland and North America (i.e.: the United States of America and Canada)

BARRY for all other countries


2022, France, Paris Film Awards

Honourable Mention: Indie Feature Film

2022, India, Calcutta International Cult Film Festival

Winner Debut Filmmaker 

2022, Canada, Alternative Film Festival Spring 2022

Nominee for Best Actor and Best Writer

2022, Indiefare International Film Festival

Nominee for Best Queer Narrative

2022, Italy, Milan Gold Awards

Honourable Mention: Cinematography

2022, Czech Republic, Brno Film Festival

Nominee for First Time Director (Feature) 

Winner Best LGBTQ

2022, France, Beyond the Curve International Film Festival

Winner Best Queer Narrative


2022, US, New York Movie Awards

Winner Silver award for Indie Feature Film


2022, Italy, Florence Film Awards

Winner Silver award for Indie Feature Film


2022, Indonesia, Fourth Dimension Independent Film Festival

Winner Best Experimental Film


2022, Sweden, Swedish International Film Festival

Nominee for Best Director 

2022, Delta International Film Festival

Winner Best Queer Narrative 

2022, Japan, Tokyo Film Awards

Silver winner for Best Inspirational Film

2022, Italy, Hollywood On The Tiber Film Awards

Winner Best Sound Design

2022, Japan, SENSEI Tokyo Film Fest

Winner Best Queer Film, Best Directing and Best International Film 

2022, US, 1904 Deaf Film Festival

Winner Best Narrative Feature

2022, Belgium, Bruges International Film Festival

Winner Best Narrative Feature Film 

2022, Germany, Filmhaus Berlin

Winner Best Directorial Debut

2022, Japan, The Continental Film Festival, Tokyo Edition

Winner Best Actor, Mickaël Pelissier 

2023, The Netherlands, New Renaissance Film Festival

Winner Best LGBTQ+ Feature 

2023, Canada, Toronto Film Week

Winner Best Narrative Feature Film

2023, Italy, Venice Film Week

Winner The Tarkovski Grant

Nominee for Producer's Night 2023

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