Still from the film Van Binnenuit. A silhouette is standing in a living room.

Still from the film Van Binnenuit. A silhouette is standing in a living room.

12″ – Dutch

Van Binnenuit (From Within) is the short fiction film I edited in my third year at the Netherlands Film Academy. For the first time at the NFA, the first idea for the film came from the director, Myrte Ouwerkerk, who then worked together with the script writer (Bodil Matheeuwsen) to develop a script. There were no restrictions regarding the subject, but the film had to be between 8 and 12 minutes long.

Fear is like a monster creeping up on you. You don’t want to feel it and you don’t want to think about it. It can slip into your life, until it takes over everything. Liyah doesn’t like to think about the airplane crash that happened in her building years ago. When a broadcast about the accident makes her relive everything, she has to make a choice: will she run away from the fear that devours her from within, or does she go into battle against her unresolved past?


Poster for the film Van Binnenuit. It's a POV shot looking down at the ground. You can see the persons legs and feet, and their shadow reflected in the ground.



Liyah: Sophie Schut
Shadowman: Nick Janmaat
Ancha: Isis Cabolet
Steef: Jeroen Bik
Radio newscaster: Aldith Hunkar



Director: Myrte Ouwerkerk
Writer: Bodil Matheeuwsen
Producers: Remy Mulder, Babet Touw & Elsemieke Uijen
Cinematography: David Koster
Production Design: Céleste Coupez
Editing: Eva Plompen
Sound Design: Andrea de Jonge
Sound Recording: Björn Hoogland
Sound Mixing: Dennis Sanders
Composing: Yekta Tez
VFX Supervisor: Mike Jonker




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.