Celluloid Diaries: Behind the scenes of the romantic comedy Plan Bart

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Behind the scenes of the romantic comedy Plan Bart

Wouter Hendrickx & Wine Dierickx

I recently had the opportunity to document one day behind the scenes of Belgium’s latest romantic comedy Plan Bart. The film is directed by Roel Mondelaers and stars popular Belgian actors Wine Dierickx (Loft, Any Way The Wind Blows, Madonna's Pig, Smoorverliefd, Steve + Sky), Jeroen Perceval (Bullhead, With Friends Like These) and Wouter Hendrickx (The Shittiness Of Things, Long Weekend).

"Plan Bart will be a charming mix between 500 Days Of Summer, Juno and Notting Hill,"  director Roel Mondelaers explains. "Sarah, the main character, is a young woman of 35 years old who discovers the love of her life doesn’t want to have children, though he has always claimed the contrary. She dumps him, and when she doesn’t immediately find another man to become the father of her child, convinces an ex-boyfriend to impregnate her in exchange for money. They agree to never see each other again. But is this really possible?"

During my day on set, the crew filmed a scene in which Sarah (Wine Dierickx) meets her ex-boyfriend (Jeroen Perceval) by accident in Bar Walvis in Brussels. It was a particularly hot day and the production was moving slower than expected. Production assistants looked stressed-out. Extras complained they had to wait in the heat from 8am till late in the afternoon before they could actually start their scenes. But in the end, the work got done, and the crew returned home content with the results.

Special thanks to Caviar and the crew of Plan Bart for letting me capture and share these moments behind the scenes.

Roel Mondelaers
Bar Walvis Brussels
Wine Dierickx
Jeroen Perceval Wouter Hendrickx Wine Dierickx
Plan Bart
Bar Walvis
Wouter Hendrickx Wine Dierickx


  1. being on a set is a very cool experience. i have found that the bigger the budget the longer the wait. nice post.

  2. Wow, that's a great experience! How cool that you got to take pictures of it too. I've always wanted to go behind the scenes on a movie like that!

  3. That is such a fun experience to be able to see what goes on behind the scenes of a movie. The plot sounds great too! I love comedies. :)

  4. You lead an exciting life. Thanks for bringing what's behind the scenes to the front stage for us. We never really think about all the work it takes to put a movie together.

    Be well, Vanessa.


  5. Amazing pictures! I always love a sneak peek behind the scenes :) thanks for sharing!

    Valérie ♥

  6. How exciting to be on the movie set!
    I did not know Memories of Murder was a movie title. I'll have to look it up.

  7. You are so lucky you have the oppertunity to do stuff like this!

    XOXO from the Netherlands,

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