Jean-Claude van Rijckeghem (°1963) is a Belgian writer and producer. He has a master’s degree in languages. He wrote or co-wrote screenplays for thirteen features in Flanders and the Netherlands including Cannes Critics’ Week screenplay award winner MOSCOW, BELGIUM (2008), EFA Discovery Award winner OXYGEN (2010), EFA best European comedy nominee VINCENT AND THE END OF THE WORLD (2016) and Ghent Filmfest winner ZAGROS (2017). He also penned crowd-pleasing features such as BRASSERIE ROMANTIQUE, MARRY ME and A PERFECT MATCH. His most recent project THE BEST OF DORIEN B., which he wrote with director Anke Blondé, had its world premiere at the International Film Festival Rotterdam and will be released in Belgian theaters in September 2019. In 2014/15 he created and wrote the ten part television series AMIGOS with Pierre De Clercq. The series was broadcast in January 2017 to great critical acclaim. He is a member of ACE (Ateliers du Cinéma Européen) and a member of the European Film Academy.
Jean-Claude is currently writing the family film MY DAD IS A SAUSAGE, directed by Anouk Fortunier and the drama series A GOOD YEAR (co-written by Pierre De Clercq), directed by Kadir Ferati Balci.
Jean-Claude is also a creator and writer of comic book series and an acclaimed novelist. He co-wrote two historical novels for young adults that won literary awards and were widely translated. Most recently, his novel GALGENMÄDCHEN (translated from the Dutch) won the 2016 Jugendbuchpreis for best YA novel in Vienna, Austria. His new novel IJZERKOP (IRONHEAD) is to be published in 2019.