Under the skin of Junior Bauwens
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LIONHEART PRODUCTIONS is an independent production company, which focuses on producing director-driven documentary films and creative documentary films for an international audience.
Wouter Sap is managing director and founder of Lionheart. He earned his credits producing the documentary Can a Man Change The City (directed by Manu Riche & Sien Versteyhe), a Sancta Media production (tax shelter production section among others) and as a producer of the documentary JUNIOR, a Lionheart production. Both documentaries were made with the support of the Flanders Audiovisual Fund. Together with RITS, Wouter produced the documentary Femme de la rue, and is making the series Nooit meer dezelfde, a coproduction with CANVAS, supported by the Media Fund. He also provides expert advice to other production companies and is a member of Flanders Doc, the network of documentary film makers and documentary producers in Flanders, Belgium.
Sien Versteyhe is a Belgian director, who graduated with distinction from RITS in Brussels (Master in audiovisual arts documentary). In 2004 she was employed by the Belgian television for a social economic television program. She then moved on to cinema and made Can a Man Change The City together with Manu Riche, a documentary about a Belgian artist, which was broadcasted by CANVAS.
It was very hard. If you step in somebody's world, you get really close and you become friends and then something so dramatic happens, for me it was very hard. I was thinking of stopping filming and quitting everything but then after a while I talked to Junior and his mother and they wanted me to go on. So for me I needed that to go on.