Gilles Coulier (born 30 October 1986) is a Belgian director/scriptwriter and producer known for the television series Bevergem (The Natives).
Coulier studied Audiovisual Arts at the Sint-Lukas Brussels University College of Art and Design. Graduation film of the 3rd Bachelor year was the Short film 'Iceland'. This short got him selected for the 2010 Cannes Film Festival in the Cinefondation section, Abu Dhabi Film Festival and The Leeds Film Festival.
In Belgium 'Iceland' won a 'Flemish Film Fund' Wildcard in 2010 for Best Fiction Short at the International Shortfilm Festival of Leuven in December 2009 and the Sabam Prize for Best Belgian Short at the FIFIB Brussels.
The film was shot in Ostend and tells the story of an ex-prisoner trying to pick up life.
Masterfilm 'Paroles' was nominated for several Film Festivals and was Jury Prize Winner at the International Shortfilm Festival of Leuven in December 2010.
The film was shot in Ostend and tells the story of 2 brothers in search of their father.
Coulier graduated in September 2011 and used his 'Flemish Film Fund Wildcard' to create his first professional short 'Mont Blanc'.
This short was produced by Dirk Impens for Menuet Films and was coached by Felix Van Groeningen, known as the director of 'The Misfortunates' and 'The Broken Circle Breakdown'.
'Mont Blanc' was selected in April 2013 for the 2013 Cannes Film Festival in the Official Shortfilm Competition.
In 2012 he joined the writers room of Bevergem (The Natives) with Bart Vanneste, Wannes Cappelle and Dries Heyneman. Coulier founded production company 'De Wereldvrede' with actor Gilles De Schryver and Wouter Sap to produce the series. Coulier directed the series in 2014 and when Bevergem aired in 2015 the results were unforeseen. A 25% marketshare for CANVAS, several international festivalselections and prizes.
Coulier recently directed his first Feature Film, 'Cargo'.IJsland (2009)
Mont Blanc (2012)