Kevin Meul has received an award in Tallinn for his feature film debut
His first feature film ‘My First Highway’ has already won the Belgian director Kevin Meul the jury prize for best film in Tallinn. He has also previously won a number of international film festival awards for his short films.
Kevin Meul has been awarded the jury prize for best film at the international film festival in Tallinn. ‘My First Highway’ made its debut at the Film Fest Gent and tells the tale of 16-year-old Benjamin who falls in love with a local girl during a holiday in Spain. Innocent love turns into an emotional rollercoaster which causes the naive teenager all kinds of trouble. The lead role is played by Aäron Roggeman, also known as ‘the new Matthias Schoenaerts’.
In the past Meul has also worked with Roggeman in the short film ‘Cadet’, which won two awards at the prestigious Oldenburg Film Festival in Germany. Another of Meul's short films, ‘The Extraordinary Life of Rocky', has also won international acclaim in the past. After his studies at the film school Sint-Lukas in Brussels, Meul worked for a number of years as assistant director, made video clips and directed live sports matches on television.