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Wederik De Backer 

#storytelling #audio #montage #podcast

Scenario + acting + directing + editing = Podcasts


A radio play? Isn't that something from the dim and distant past?

As a narrative form the radio play dates from almost a century ago, and until recently it was written off as hopelessly old-fashioned.

But then came the podcast, and with it a new lease of life for the radio play.


In this workshop you will work hard: you will have to think up, write, act, direct and edit your own radio play.

As a form and medium it affords plenty of space for experimentation, in writing, directing and editing. Audio actively encourages trial and error!

It is also a workshop on which you depend on other people. And they on you.


Wederik De Backer (1988) makes audio fiction and documentaries.

In 2017 he won the Prix Europa – a prestigious European media award – with his Ghent-based production Almanak.

Wederik makes radio documentaries for NOP Radio 1. He is currently working on a new radio play for the German public broadcaster WDR, due to be ready by this summer.

In the past few months he has created a fiction series entitled "Leopold park" for WDR in Germany.

Wederik is one of the driving forces behind the podcast Plantrekkers, some episodes of which have found their way from the web to national broadcasters in Belgium and the Netherlands.

You can listen to some of Wederik's work here.