TONDO FILMS

Tondo Films was founded by Arielle Sleutel and Jan Bultheel to produce CAFARD.


Mission statement: make obstinate authors do their thing.


Tondo Films wants to be there for original authors. This not only translates itself in the choice of original content but also in the investigation of new innovative ways of working. Cafard combines both assumptions.

 

Jan Bultheel, director



Jan Bultheel worked for 16 years directing and producing mainly commercials in his own production company ‘Pix & Motion’, which brought him international recognition with numerous awards.  In the new millennium Jan concentrated on creative work for theater and dance companies and authored, designed and directed ‘Hareport’, an animated series for children produced by TF1 and Ketnet and sold to several European channels.

CAFARD is his first animated feature film.


2012 - 2015

CAFARD , animation feature


2013

Founding TONDO Films, together with Arielle Sleutel


2011

ANALYSIS, video wall

Concept, design and directing of video wall for ‘ANALYSIS’ a 90’ theatre show of MaisonDahlBonnema using Mocap and low-poly models.


2004 - 2010

HAREPORT, the series  ( 'HAZENTEM' and 'TARMAC, MICMAC' )

Jan authored, designed and directed, is broadcasted by TF1 and Ketnet and sold to several European channels.


2009

RICKY & RONNY, short animationfilm

Animationfilm for the theatre performance of ‘Ricky & Ronny & 100Stars’ production Needcompany

Video registration of  ‘Ricky & Ronny & 100 Stars’


2001-2004

Freelance director for advertising films abroad

DVD production of a series of short films ‘About love cat.no. 1 to 12 '

Dance Project ‘ for the dance company Axixa’: body art-house movies

‘Oï toons’: web project

Animation film for the theatre production ‘Ricky & Ronnie’ a Needcompany production

Video registration of the theatre performance ‘Ricky & Ronnie, a pop opera’


2001

Jan decides to step out of Pix and founds 'Filmwerken'.


1986 - 2001

Jan directed during these 15 years hundreds of commercials. Film advertising for major global brands such as Coca Cola, Playstation, Samsonite, Mercedes, Toyota, KBC, BBL, Proximus, Belgacom. Music videos for Arno, Vaya con Dios, Channel Zero. Several shortfilms.


‘Pix & Motion’ grows into one of the top three production companies in Belgium with nine employees and a huge range of fixed / loose freelancers. Literally thousands of films are produced and win prices at home and abroad. ‘Pix’ is known for its quality, individuality and innovative technology in the Belgian film industry.


1986

Founding PIX & MOTION, together with Annemie Maes.


1981 - 1986

animator on the Flemish featurefilm ‘Jan zonder Vrees’ - Penfilm Gent

animator ‘Quick en Flupke’ and ‘Yakari’ - studios Graphoui Brussel

several TV-titles for VRT self-produced: ‘Villa Tempo’, ‘Pop Electron’, ‘Roodvonk’ and others ...

TV-titles for RTBF self-produced: ‘Cargo de nuit’, ‘Trans Europe Express’

TV-titles for several broadcasters in France: ‘Ex libris’, ‘Permission de Minuit’, ‘Lola’, ‘Les jupons de la révolution’

Arielle Sleutel, producer



After her studies ‘Directing & Producing Films’ at the film school HRITCS in Brussels, Arielle Sleutel starts out directing corporate films and working as production manager.

From 1988 onwards she works as a commercials film producer and wins two times a Silver Lion in Cannes.

At the end of the millennium she brings different partners together to start the sound postproduction company MASDA (Music And Sound Design Associates). Together with her husband Hans Helewaut she renovates an old milk factory into a splendid post production complex (of 6.000m2).

In 2002 Arielle Sleutel leaves the advertising world to work as a fiction & documentary filmproducer.


2013

Founding of TONDO FILMS, together with Jan Bultheel


CAFARD 

Animation Feature for adult audince. Psychological Drama.

Author Jan Bultheel. 

88 min.  Premiere September  2015.

Coproduction TONDO/ Topkapi films / Tarantula / Superprod

 

THE RABBIT AND THE TEASEL

Feature.  Hybrid fiction / docu.

Author Els Diervorst.

54 min.  Premiere May 2014.

Production TONDO


THE BLACK LAMB

Webdoc

Artist Els Dietvorst.

120 min. First update June 2012./ Last update March 2014.

Production TONDO


F.Deneyer

Documentary about funeral rituals in Brussels.

Director Luc Vrijdaghs. 

72min. Premiere May 2012

Co-production TONDO & Canvas


BUITEN DE LENTE / OFF SPRING

Documentary on birth mothers

Co-direction: Arielle Sleutel & Dorothee van den Berghe 

60 min. Premiere March 2011

Co-production TONDO & Canvas. 


SCHADUWMOEDER / SHADOW MOTHER

Book on birth mothers

Co-authors: Kathleen Vereecken & Arielle Sleutel

Editor Van Halewyck.  March 2011


MY QUEEN KARO

Executive & Delegated Producer. Long feature 105 min
Written & Directed by Dorothée van den Berghe
Co-prod Caviar Films,IDTV Film, Tarantula. Released Oct. 2009


DE SMAAK VAN DE KEYSER / L’EMPEREUR DU GOUT / THE EMPEROR OF TASTE

Development & Preprod. Tv series VRT Eén ‒ 10 episodes of 55 min

Written Marc Didden. Co-Dir.Frank Van Passel & Jan Matthys

Co-production Caviar / VRT / Tarantula

    FIPA D’OR 2009 ‒ best series

    FIPA D’OR 2009 - best actress (Marieke Dilles)

    FIPA D’OR 2009 - best music (Wim de Wilde)


FAL

Short feature. Producer. Written & directed by Hans Van Nuffel

    Best Short Film ‒ Leuven Kort 2007

    Best Short Film ‒ Montreal 2007


LA MONIQUE DE JOSEPH.

Midlong feature. Co-producer.

Author Damien Chemin. Co-prod. Tarantula, Mobilis, Caviar


DENNIS VAN RITA / LOVE BELONGS TO EVERYONE

Long feature. Producer.

Written by Hugo Van Laere. Directed by Hilde Van Mieghem

Production RAB Films -> Caviar

    Best Screenplay Shanghai 2006 (Hugo Van Laere)

    Best Actress Shanghai 2006 (Els Dottermans as Rita)