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horror, drama, thriller / Netherlands / 2022 / 14 min 59 s


When Jonas visits his father after a long time, he’s shocked to find him in a confused state. Has his father’s mental state deteriorated or is there something more sinister going on?


director: Niels Bourgonje
screenwriter: Bastiaan Tichler
cast: Jack Wouterse, Sanne den Hartogh
cinematography: Joris Bulstra

editing: Wietse de Zwart
music: Jesper Ankarfeldt
language: Dutch
subtitles: Polish, English
film’s age rate: 16+


Niels Bourgonje
He is an award-winning short film and commercial director based in Amsterdam. Niels graduated with the short thriller “Burn,” which was selected for several international film festivals winning numerous awards. Since then, his short films have consistently been selected for Academy Award qualifying festivals like Palm Springs ShortFest, Seattle International Film Festival, HollyShorts International Film Festival, Flickers’ Rhode Island International Film Festival, Odense International Film Festival, Izmir International Short Film Festival, Brussels Short Film Festival, and Leuven Kortfilm. His most recent films, “Turn it around” and “Swipe,” garnered over one hundred film festival selections. Niels signed with WME after the premiere of his new short “Swipe.” His latest films are “Woodland cemetery,” “Barrier” and “Shut.” He is currently developing his feature debut.