De Wereldvrede is a creative production company, founded in 2013 by Gilles De Schryver and Gilles Coulier. In 2014, this duo joined forces with Wouter Sap’s Lionheart Productions in a joint venture. Coulier, De Schryver and Sap lead an artistic business collective that produces fiction and documentaries.
Production company De Wereldvrede rose to fame with the fiction series ‘Bevergem’ (8 x 45’) for Canvas/VRT. This widely discussed and acclaimed series achieved unprecedented ratings, won several national prizes, made several international selections and was finally selected by Netflix.
In 2017, De Wereldvrede produced Gilles Coulier’s debut film, ‘Cargo’, which was selected at the Festival of San Sebastian, the British Film Institute London, Tallinn, Göteborg and other festivals and won numerous international prizes.
In 2019, they release their first international co-production: the first-class television series ‘War of the Worlds’ (8x 48’) for Canal+ and Fox Europe & Africa. Gilles Coulier was lead director and executive producer on this project. The release of ‘Albatros’ (8x45’), made by Wannes Destoop and De Wereldvrede’s second VRT-series, is planned for 2021.