Animal Tank is an audiovisual production company. Brecht Van Elslande and Bert Lesaffer, based in Ghent (BE), founded Animal Tank in the beginning of 2014. We focus on fiction, animation and experimental projects with an edge.
Brecht Van Elslande (producer)
Brecht began his career by working for the internationally renowned artist Berlinde De Bruyckere and the contemporary art collection of the National Bank of Belgium. From 2006 to 2010, he was project manager FilmLab and Short Film at Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF).
In 2010, he started working parttime as manager of KASKcinema, an arthouse cinema in Ghent. From that moment on, he also served as an independent consultant for filmmakers and artists such as Nicolas Provost and Liesbeth Marit. This was the precursor to Animal Tank. Meanwhile, he changed position within KASK / School of Arts Ghent, working since 2015 as coordinator for the film department.
Bert Lesaffer (creative producer)
From 2008 to 2013, Bert worked for MEDIA Desk Flanders and Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF), where he got to know the European audiovisual sector in all its sections - creative development, production, financing, distribution, marketing, exhibition, innovation.
Now, he is working as parttime programmer and communication manager at KASKcinema. Apart from that, he has written and directed four plays with Stuurs Opzicht and he's working on two feature-length scripts that both received funding by Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF).