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97 Avenue Louis Lepoutre
1050 Bruxelles (Brussels)
Belgique (Belgium)

phone : +32 (0) 2345 45 05
fax : +32 2343 69 92
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  • BIO
Belgian-born John Engel started his film career in the U.S. in the 1980s. In New York then Los Angeles, he worked as production manager on such major studio films as Neil Jordan’s Interview With the Vampire, Brian De Palma’s Raising Cain, and Cabin Boy produced by Tim Burton. He then went on to exec-produce features – e.g., Maniac Cop 2 and James and the Giant Peach (again produced by Tim Burton). In Belgium John founded Left Field Ventures in 2002. The company’s first order of business was to publish Uncommon Sound, John’s massive two-volume encyclopedia on music. Then he went back to movie making in 2008, co-founding Cinéastes Associés. Under that banner he produced four feature films in three years (including Tom Geens’s Menteur and Bernard Halut’s Miss Mouche), while lining up Left Field Ventures’ own production slate, starting with Vincent Lannoo’s third opus, Vampires, in 2010.

Today Left Field Ventures’ core team counts John Engel, producer and c.e.o., Marie Queffeulou, production and development overseer.

Left Field Ventures produces mainly feature-length motion pictures, from projects that the company develops with Belgian or foreign writers and directors to international co-productions aimed at the widest audience.

Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles

UPFF (Union des Producteurs de Films Francophones)

ACE (Ateliers du Cinéma Européen)


RTBF (Télévision belge)


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For Investors:

Belgium’s Federal Tax Shelter scheme is a tax incentive aimed at fostering audiovisual and film production in Belgium. It basically permits corporations (HQs or subsidiaries) based and paying income tax in Belgium to reduce their taxable profits by 150% of the sum they invest in such a production.

If you have a Belgium-based company and wish to know more, please contact us so we can explain the benefits, financial and otherwise, that the Tax Shelter scheme can mean to you.

For Producers:

The Tax Shelter scheme, which has been around since 2003, has brought many international producers to co-produce their films and television programs with Belgian producers in order to access this type of financing. It is proportionate to the Belgian spend and remains relatively soft in terms of recoupment.

If you are considering shooting a film – in whole or in part – or doing the post-production (picture, sound, VFX, music, etc.) in Belgium, please contact us so we can discuss your project’s specifics and the different financing strategies possible.


Director: Vincent Lannoo
Writer: François Verjans
Producer: John Engel
Production company: Left Field Ventures
Cast: Cameron Bright, Hannah Murray, Astrid Whettnall, Martin Swabey and Isabella Blake-Thomas
Year: 2012
Nationality: Belgium
Running Time: 109 minutes
Format: DCP/35mm
Aspect Ratio 1:2.35
Original language: English
Subtitles: French
Sales Agent: The Little Film Company



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