Angelo Tijssens (b. 1986) is a scriptwriter, theatre maker, actor and writer. He co-wrote the films Girl (Caméra d’Or, Cannes 2018) and Close (Grand Prix, Cannes 2022), amongst others. He also travels the world as a stage actor and theatre maker with the ‘Ontroerend Goed’ collective. His semi-autobiographical debut novel ‘The Edges’ harnesses vulnerable emotions to reflect on growing up in an environment that’s not fit for purpose, that’s ‘on the edge’.