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CAA Signs Oscar-Nominated Writer-Director Tom Van Avermaet (Exclusive)

The Belgian filmmaker wrote and directed the live-action short "Death of a Shadow," which is vying for an Academy Award.

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CAA has signed Tom Van Avermaet.

The Belgian filmmaker wrote and directed the short Death of a Shadow, which is up for an Oscar in the live-action category. 

The short features fellow countryman Matthias Schoenaerts, also a CAA client.

VIDEO: 'Death of a Shadow' Trailer

Death of a Shadow marks Van Avermaet's first professional short film.

The story centers on a deceased World War I soldier who has to collect shadows to regain a second chance at life and love.

During its march toward an Oscar nomination, Death of a Shadow has racked up the kudos including the Best of the Fest Award at LA Shorts Fest 2012.

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