Still from the film Een Donker Uitzicht. It's a extreme close-up of a vial with developing liquid, used to develop film. It looks dreamy, almost magical.

3″15 – no dialogue

Een Donker Uitzicht is the first short documentary assignment I had in my second year at the Netherlands Film Academy. The assignment was to make a five minute documentary about a place. The director, Lieke Heil, chose a darkroom.

The film is about the world created within a darkroom. In this documentary the room itself is the main character, looking at the photos it receives and trying to imagine the world they were took in. This can lead to distorted views of reality. After all, people only take pictures of moments they enjoy.


Director: Lieke Heil
Producer: Babet Touw
Cinematography: Sylvester de Bruïne
Sound design: Björn Hoogland
Editing: Eva Plompen

Unfortunately, I do not own the rights to this film. Therefore I cannot publish it here. If you wish to see it, you can contact me and I will see if I can arrange it.