Award-winning director & screenwriter

Cecilia Verheyden

Cecilia Verheyden is a Flemish director for television, movies & commercials. She directed several award winning productions, such as Behind The Clouds, What If?, Please Love Me & most recently the 2nd season of Undercover and is also well known for her commercial work for clients such as Carlsberg, Coke Zero, Heineken and Watchdogs.

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"How to not fuck up wtFOCK, a teenage online series"

End of 2018, Cecilia directed & showrunned the first season of the wtFOCK, an online teenage hit series based on the Norwegian hit series SKAM. Cecilia will talk about how this new way of filmmaking and storytelling influenced the screenwriting process, the challenges of working with new platforms and the interaction with the audience.

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BIO

In 2018, she showrunned and directed wtFOCK, a teenage online hit series. It uses a whole new style of narrative as interaction with the audience, making wtFOCK an actual part of the daily life of the viewers.

How did this new style of filmmaking influence her work as a director?  The series, which is made for a teenage audience, is a huge online success. Not only in Belgium, but also abroad. wtFOCK is about the daily life of teenagers. It uses a whole new style of narrative as interaction with the audience.

By releasing short fragments of episodes online as if it could be watched in real time and giving all main characters their own instagram account, viewers could follow the characters’ daily lives between episodes and therefore wtFOCK became an actual part of the daily life of teenagers. Cecilia will talk about how this new way of making and storytelling influenced the screenwriting process, the challenges of working with new platforms and the interaction with the audience.