Ann Willems is a casting director in Belgium for film and television.
Since 2004, she has worked in casting for 5 film and 22 television productions, by order of the production company Skyline Entertainment.
Her casting credits include Hell in Tangier, Germaine and Salamander, directed by Frank Van Mechelen.
In 2014 she worked in casting with director Indra Siera for the drama television serie “Professor T”, which won the price of the jury on the festival of fiction in La Rochelle, in the category “foreign fiction”.
Since 2015 she became an independent casting director.
She works together with director Pieter Van Hees, preparing a new television serie about youngsters in Brussels, and with Frank Van Mechelen, preparing Salamander II.
Television (Drama) Casting director When her marriage fails Sylvia is forced to move with her children into a brothel on the Chaussée d'Amour. Out of financial necessity she decides to exploit the bar. Meanwhile a detective tries to solve an old murder case.
Film (Short, Crime and Drama) Casting director The brothers and small-time thieves, Gerstoph and Charlie, struggle with their existence in a grey and derelict industrial neighbourhood in Belgium. Surviving on small crimes and petty thievery, they pursue their united dream to flee the desperation and escape to Paris. Charlie, reckless and impulsive, introduces a daring plan to rob a night shop. But when this plan blows up in his face, the boys get captured by another criminal; the attractive elderly Julie. Julie quickly sees the potential of the two young criminals. A friendship arises in which Charlie and Gerstoph get a crush on the tough but tempting Julie, and get carried away in her world. When Julie tempts the boys to help her in a robbery, Gerstoph realizes that her intentions are merely a charade for a deeper scheme. What follows is a dangerous game of love, loyalty and deceit, which puts the friendship of the boys to the test. Will they ever reach Paris?
Television (Crime and Drama) Casting director In each episode of this Flemish whodunit based on the books of Pieter Aspe, a serious crime - usually one or more murders in the author's home town Bruges - gets investigated by the grumpy but brilliant chief inspector Pieter Van In and his team. Written by Anonymous
W. - Witse de film
Film (Crime) Casting director Witse returns to his hometown to find his niece's murderer. It doesn't take long before Witse gets in trouble with local police authorities. While conducting his investigation, old family issues are starting to surface.
Television (Drama) Casting director Largely fictionalized, partly fictitious chapters from the life of the Belgian royal family during and around the reign of king Albert II. Besides his duties, including signing a more federal regime for the Belgian state, focus is on his marital troubles, illegal offspring and unruly sons. Albert's elder brother and predecessor Boudewijn I and his widow Fabiola also play a largely fictionalized part. Written by KGF Vissers
Television (Crime) Casting director A police inspector investigates the robbery of 66 safe deposit boxes at a private bank in Brussels.
Groenten uit Balen
Film (Drama and History) Casting director Germaine Debruycker is 18 when the workers at the Vieille Montagne factory, including her father, go on strike to obtain a 10 franc raise. The turbulent strike lasts for 9 weeks and changes their lives forever. Based on a true story.
Television (Drama) Casting director The Rodenburgs are an influential, very wealthy family, which lives in a small castle near the Flemish city Kortrijk. As in "Dallas", the fortune patriarch Karel gathered doesn't bring them much happiness. And a complex, partially illegitimate family tree is just part of the dirty intrigue. Ambitious oldest son Olivier represents them in politics. Written by KGF Vissers
De hel van Tanger
Film (Drama) Miscellaneous Crew In August 1996, bus drivers Marcel Van Loock and Wim Moreels are apprehended by the Moroccan Customs for drug trafficking. Inside their bus, hidden behind a false compartment, they have discovered 700 pounds of hashish. Although the owner of the bus company is arrested as well and makes a full confession clearly indicating that both drivers were unaware of the hidden drugs, the Moroccan judge sentences both men to 5 years in the Moroccan prison of Tangiers. Nothing could have prepared the two men for life inside a Moroccan prison. Without food, clothes or medical care, they must learn how to take care of themselves to survive their stay in prison. Corrupt guards, corrupt lawyers and judges, a consul who doesn't care and frequent beatings are only part of the terrible prison. Meanwhile their families at home are left without any information, any help or any hope - finding out that their own government doesn't care for Belgian people in prisons abroad. Written by Dennis
Film (Mystery and Thriller) Miscellaneous Crew Tom Vansant is an emergency physician from Brussels who is desperately searching for his daughter who ran away from home and is now missing for eighteen months. He meets a girl of whom he thinks that she knows what happened to his daughter but the girl doesn't want to talk about her past. In his search to find out why she doesn't talk about it he ends up in a small village in the Ardennes where no one wants to help him discover what really happened. Written by LeeGer