Virgil Leclercq was born in Brussels. Growing up in this lively French/Flemish melting pot, then living in the United States and later the Netherlands gave Virgil the broadest of all possible outlooks.
During his extensive travels, Virgil began to acquire a unique sensitivity for framing and most of all, lighting.
He graduated with honors in cinematography from the RITCS – the Royal Institute of Theatre, Cinema, and Sound, in Brussels.
His thesis movie ‘BOI’ (directed by Anthony Nti) won both Jury and the Public prize for Best Belgian Student Short film at Gent’s prestigious International Film Festival. It went on to win Best Debut and Critics Award at the Leuven Film Festival and was nominated for various other awards, including Best Short film at the Ostende Film Festival.
Since then, Virgil has worked as director of photography on numerous projects among which music videos, documentaries, and commercials.
He looks for authenticity in all his work and brings a strong visual identity to every project. Thanks to his previous experience, he has a very particular eye for artistic direction on set.
Virgil combines his own varied cultural roots and the cultures he has come across with his wide-ranging influences and experiences to create a unique, highly sensitive style, meaning he approaches every project in a very singular, fresh and non-conformist way.