Steven Dhoedt (1980, Gent) is a Belgian filmmaker, producer and cinematographer. He studied film at the RITCS School of Arts in Brussels and graduated as a Master in Audiovisual Arts.
After his studies he moved to Hong Kong, where he lived and worked for several years, gaining experience as a freelance producer and director. In 2003 he founded VISUALANTICS, a Brussels based independent production house, focusing on creative documentaries, fiction films and new media projects.
His films have screened on numerous film festivals all over the world and have been broadcasted on TV in over 30 countries. His work often deals with contemporary issues and subcultures, such as ‘INSIDE THE METAVERSE’ (2009), a journey through online virtual worlds or ‘STATE OF PLAY’ (2013), an intimate portrait of several South-Korean professional video gamers.
His most recent film, ‘REACH FOR THE SKY’, a documentary about the competitive South-Korean education system, had its world premiere at the Busan International Film Festival 2015.
2015 REACH FOR THE SKY / Writer/Director/Producer / creative documentary / 90’ & 52’ / in HD
2013 RISE OF THE KING / Writer/Director/Producer / creative documentary / 52’ / in HD
2013 STATE OF PLAY / Writer/Director/Producer / creative documentary / 90’ & 52’ / in HD
2010 INSIDE THE METAVERSE / Writer, Director, Producer / creative documentary / 52’
2004 GROENENDAEL / Writer & Director /short fiction / 24’ / S16
State of Play (Orig.) / 2013 / Belgium, South Korea / 96 min
A feature documentary about the world of South-Korean professional gamers. Every year thousands of South-Koreans flock to the game stadiums in Seoul to watch the Pro League, a live sports event where professional gamers compete to be the best at one single video game: Starcraft.