I CAN CHANGE
I CAN CHANGE
After his son is attacked by a dog in the park, Martin’s seemingly idyllic family is shaken. As the father, he can only look on helplessly, while his son records his impotence with a camcorder.
A few days later, Martin runs into the dog’s owner - the perfect opportunity to make amends for his previous feeble reaction. The owner turns out to be less compliant than expected and Martin has to give in. Things escalate and, all the while, the camcorder’s presence is like the Sword of Damocles.
When the Sword inevitably falls and Martin is faced with his own impotence, he decides to go after the dog. At any cost he has to push himself to the limit, even if this requires the shedding of blood. Will he succeed or will his act of heroism be sabotaged?
"I Can Change debunks the illusion of masculinity with dark humor and asks us who really ‘herds’ the modern family…"
Title I Can Change
Cast Kristof Coenen, Tine Van den Wyngaert, Rudolf Segers
Photography Tim De Smet
Editing Joachim Dejonghe, Mathias Papeleu
Sound Babek Joshghani
Art director Stijn D'Hondt
Costume Astrid Vansteenbrugge
Make up Michelle Beeckman, Johanna Cool
Music Mirek Coutigny
Sound design Ruud Poppe
Colorgrading Xavier Dockx
Running time film 21'
Aspect ratio 2.35:1
Sound format Dolby Digital
Director Joachim Dejonghe
Producers Joachim Dejonghe
Writers Joachim Dejonghe, Jason Butler
2018: Catharsis International Film Festival (BE)
2017: The Monthly Film Festival (UK); Five Continents International Film Festival (VE); Bucharest Shortcut Cinefest (RO); Caribbean Film Festival & Market (BS); Lakecity Film Festival (NG); AM Egypt Film Festival (EG); Move Me Productions Short Film Festival (BE); AFC Global Fest 2017 (IN); Moving Pictures Festival (BE); International Short Film Festival Beveren (BE)
2016: Film Fest Gent (BE)
2017: Best Indie Short, Best Supporting Actress, Special Mention Director, Five Continents International Film Festival (VE); Nominee Best Screenplay, Nominee Best Actor, Bucharest Shortcut Cinefest (RO); Semi-Finalist, Caribbean Film Festival & Market (BS); Best National Shortfilm, Best National Actor, Move Me Productions Film Festival (BE)
Gonella Distribution, Shorts TV