Prompted by the release of Team Chocolate, broadcasted on Eén earlier this year, De Mensen and Eén in collaboration with Confiserie Elise introduced their chocolate truffles at Colruyt and the local bakeries. With every sold box, 0,50 eurocent went to ngo Down Syndrome Flanders, an organisation that campaigns for children and adults with Down syndrome, their family and friends. The Team Chocolate truffles were a success: 45.770 boxes were sold from September on, good for 22.885 euros for charity.
Marc Bryssinck (co-director Team Chocolateand creative director at STAP Theatre): “We’re very grateful for the warm welcome of the series and the truffles. STAP Theatre is delighted we’ve been able to support a charity with the revenue, a charity that campaigns for all people with Down Syndrome and their families in Flanders.”
For those who have missed the adventures of Jasper and company, no worries. Team Chocolatewill be rebroadcasted during Christmas vacation. Tune in to Eén between 25 December and 4 January from Monday to Thursday at 16h30. The making-off will also be rebroadcasted.
Marc Van Eeghem
Marc Van Eeghem, who passed away last week from prostate cancer, portrayed the role of Lode Tytgat in the series. De Mensen and STAP Theatre would like to offer their condolences to the family and friends of Marc. He was an amazing man, a talented actor and a dream to work with.
Team Chocolateis a series from Production Company De Mensen for Eén, in collaboration with Proximus and Gardner and Domm, with the support of VAF/Mediafonds and the Belgian Tax Shelter. The 7-part road movie was written and directed by Filip Lenaerts and Marc Bryssinck.