Manu Van Hove BIO
Belgian renaissance man Manu Van Hove says it isn’t good for an editor’s health to be sitting in dark rooms all day. He takes on all kinds of work “because it keeps your creativity alive.” His commercial work is interspersed with movies and documentaries. These days, Manu’s Antwerp company, HET Digitall Geweld – that’s Digital Violence in English “because it makes people laugh” – is prominent in Belgium’s Post-production scene. His work for Radio Klara picked up a Gold Clio, while the “Ear Tennis” campaign for Microsoft (BBH, London), took home a bronze Clio. His piece “Cocaane” for De Morgen newspaper won a Kinsale Sharke. “The most important thing to me is to tell the story,” he said, “which doesn’t always have to do with the effects.”