Paradise Trips : the movie & the shirt

This is a collaboration with Paradise Trips, a movie by our friend Raf Reyntjens.

To celebrate the release of Raf's debut feature movie, which - as movies do - cost him a lot of blood, sweat and tears (not to mention mountains of patience), and which coincides with our first steps into the world, we liked the idea to produce a very limited edition collection as a kind of try-out 'original merchandising'.

The face of leading actor Gene Bervoets, who altered his appearance impressively to become main character Mario Dockers, was redesigned to become a main theme of smiley face happiness. We named our character Mario D. and gave him a second life online. Check out #MarioDwashere on instagram or Facebook to see what he's been up to.

The story of a grumpy bus driver taking on a final job, delivering a colourful bunch of psytrance neo-hippies to a festival, and accidentally being confronted with his estranged son, played by Jeroen Perceval, and hence facing his own restricted ideas and prejudices, resonates with our own message of LoveIsMyReligion! 

 

Watch the trailer!

“Reyntjens is one of the big talents of Flemish cinema” – Humo

Raf Reyntjens (°1975) is a Belgian director of fiction,commercials, and videoclips.

In the summer of 2014, Raf recorded his first full length movie, Paradise Trips. The movie focuses on a generation conflict, while inviting viewers and main characters alike to open our minds and hearts to our prejudices.

Raf wrote and directed two short movies before this. A Message from Outer Space won prizes in Belgium, Canada en the US, and even got a US remake. Tunnelrat was part of MoMA’s exposition for the occasion of 100 years of WOI. In both movies a young Mathias Schoenaerts took the lead.

Raf is also an in-demand director for videoclips. Notably his last for Belgian revelation StromaePapaoutai, has been watched more than 280 million times on YouTube, making it the most viewed french-spoken videoclip of all time.

Raf is currently working on his second full-length movie, Ponie & The Death of Zorro.