Rebel Science

A film by David Deroy
2018
Trailer

Bernard Heuvelmans, the father of cryptozoology, spent his life tracking down creatures as yet unidentified by science. A portrait of a passionate scientist, also a writer and jazz singer, who inspired Bob Morane and the yeti from Tintin in Tibet.

Long synposis

The 1950s was a period when people tackled the final unexplored sanctuaries of the planet. In the wake of this, scientist, Bernard Heuvelmans created “cryptozoology” or the science of hidden animals, and roused the public’s passion for mysterious creatures. Based on ancient word-of-mouth and literary traditions, cryptozoology gives credibility to worldwide stories, myths and legends concerning the alleged existence of these creatures.
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Runtime 60 min
Year of completion 2018
Language French
Subtitles Dutch

Production
Image Création

Co-production
RTBF, WIP – Wallonie Image Production, with the help of the Wallonia-Brussels Federation Centre for Cinema, with the support of the Belgian Tax Shelter, Casa Kafka pictures Tax Shelter Empowered by Belfius

 
Author-director
David Deroy

Narrator
Didier Bezace

Visuals
Adrien Medy
Tristan Galand

Sound
Leny Andrieux
Manu Saubain

Image Editor
Thibaut Verly

Sound and Mixing Editor
Marc Mélia

Graphics
Ronan Zeegers

Original Music
Keyboard
Marc Melià
Bass and percussion
Daniel Offermann

Calibration
Paul Millot

Editing, Archive and Postproduction Coordinator
Thibaut Verly

Technical Equipment
Playtime films Eye-lite Brussels
Cobalt Films

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