How we see the world

and our mission

Our business

De Wereldvrede is a creative production company founded in 2013 by Gilles De Schryver and Gilles Coulier with the objective of producing premium content. Both partners were already active in the audio-visual world, with different backgrounds, but with a common vision on how to produce fiction. Wouter Sap became a partner in 2015. De Wereldvrede started off with producing several shorts and the highly anticipated fiction series ‘The Natives’ (‘Bevergem’, 8x45’), broadcasted in 2015 on Canvas (Main Public Channel). The series was a big success, both in ratings and appreciation. In 2017 De Wereldvrede completed ‘Cargo’, the first feature of Gilles Coulier. It was selected for the TorinoFilmLab Script & Pitch (2015) and was released in September 2017. Currently De Wereldvrede is in production of two premium television series: ‘War of the Worlds’ for Fox Europe & Africa and Canal +, and ‘Albatros’ (Serieslab Torino) for the main Belgian public broadcaster. The amount of films and television series in development will double DW’s output in the forthcoming years.

Gilles De Schryver is a Belgian film & theatre actor, writer and producer, and is managing partner and co-founder of De Wereldvrede.

Next to his work for De Wereldvrede he was artistic director for 4 years of a middle-sized state-funded Flemish theatre company called ‘het KIP’. The shows of ‘het KIP’ could be seen in- and outside of Europe in Dutch, in English as well as in French. He has freelanced for other theatre companies for over 15 years. As an actor De Schryver has more than 450 shooting days on his record and is primarily known by larger audiences for his performances in both internationally successful TV-series 'Code 37' and feature film 'Hasta La Vista (Come as you are)'.

As a producer, Gilles has produced shorts and music videos, but is primarily known for producing the highly acclaimed Flemish hit series 'The Natives' (8x45'), and Gilles Coulier's film debut 'Cargo' (90').

Gilles Coulier is a Belgian director, producer, scriptwriter and co-founder of De Wereldvrede.

Gilles studied Audio-visual Arts at the Sint-Lukas Brussels University of Art and Design. Besides video clips and publicity, he made three shorts, 'Iceland', 'Paroles' and 'Mont Blanc'. With these shorts he was selected for numerous film festivals around the world. The films screened at Cannes Festival, Abu Dhabi Festival, Leeds Film Festival, Hong Kong Film Festival, Rio, Fluxus Film Festival, Brussels Film Festival...

Coulier completed directing the fiction series 'The Natives' for Canvas and his first Feature Film, 'Cargo', both for De Wereldvrede. He also directed the series ‘De Dag’ for Belgian network VIER.

Wouter Sap is a Belgian producer, and is CFO, Tax Shelter expert and partner of De Wereldvrede.

Next to his work for De Wereldvrede he is also managing director and founder of Lionheart Productions, a production company that focuses on documentaries. He studied Economics, Law, Political and Social sciences (option Conflict & Development), and Journalism.

Wouter earned his credits producing the documentary Can a Man Change The City (directed by Manu Riche & Sien Versteyhe), a Sancta Media production and as a producer of the documentary JUNIOR, a Lionheart production. Together with RITS, Wouter produced the documentary ‘Femme de la rue’ (Canvas, 2012) that got worldwide attention, and has made the series ‘Nooit meer dezelfde’ (Canvas, 2013) consisting of 8 episodes in coproduction with CANVAS.

In 2014 De Wereldvrede and Lionheart productions became a joint venture, because of this: Coulier, De Schryver and Sap are leading an artistic and business collective with two parts, producing fiction and documentaries. 

The team

Awards & nominations

- Bevergem/The Natives - Rockie Awards - Nominee Comedy Series2016
- Bevergem - Vlaamse Televisiesterren Beste Comedy2016
- Bevergem - Vlaamse Televisiesterren Beste Scenario2016
- Bevergem - International Film Festival Rotterdam (Episodic/Epidemic)2016
- Bevergem - Film Fest Gent Serial Madness selection2015
- Guest - Press Award Internationaal Kortfilmfestival Leuven2015
- Guest - Leuven Short Film Competition2015
- Cargo - Participant Torino Film Lab2015
- Bevergem/The Natives - Séries Mania2015
- Mont Blanc - Cannes Short Film Competition2013
- IJsland - Abu Dhabi Official Short Competion2010
- IJsland - Cannes Cinefondation sélection2010
- IJsland - Wildcard Winner VAF2009
- Paroles - Jury Prize Int. Short Film Festival Leuven2010
- IJsland - Best Belgian Short IJsland FIFIB2010
- Mont Blanc - Leuven Short Film Competition2012
- IJsland - EU Shorts Official Competition2010
- IJsland - FIFIB2010
- IJsland - Leuven Short Film Competition2009
- IJsland - Leeds International Film Festival2010
- IJsland - Film Festival Vendome2009
- Paroles - Leuven Short Film Competition2010
- Paroles - Brussels Short Film Festival 2010
- Mont Blanc - Abu Dhabi International Film Festival2013
- Mont Blanc - Ostend Film Festival2013
Mont Blanc - Québec City Film Festival2013
- Mont Blanc - Brussels Short Film Festival2013
- Mont Blanc - Rhode Island International Festival2013
- Mont Blanc - Filmets Badalona2013
- Mont Blanc - Festival International du Film Francophone de Namur2013
- Mont Blanc - Nederlands Film Festival2013
- Mont Blanc - Festival du Film de Montagne2013
- Mont Blanc - Utrecht Film Festival2013
- Mont Blanc - Best Male Actor Wim Willaert2013
- Mont Blanc - Cinélab Award Best Image2013
- Mont Blanc - Prize of Union Belgian Filmpress2013
- Cargo - Opening Film Film Festival Oostende2017
- Cargo - San Sebastian New Directors Competition2017
- Cargo - BFI London First Features Competition2017
- Cargo - Thessaloniki International Film Festival Best screenplay2017
- Cargo - Festival de Cinéma Européen des Arcs2017
- Cargo - Les Magritte du Cinéma Nomination Best Flemish Film2017
- Cargo - Göteborg Film festival New Voices Competition2018
- Cargo - Titanic Film Fest Budapest International Competition2018
- Cargo - Febiofest Praag International Competition 2018