Short Film (Documentary) – In the Lion’s Den

March 2016

This short documentary film (Dutch, English subs – 6 minutes) is the result of an assignment at the Netherlands Film Academy.
Only photos and audio were allowed.

It tells one of the many stories my grandfather, Anton, loved to tell me.
About his strange teenage years during World War II.
All imagery is shot at the farm he lived at with his parents during the war.


My main goal for this film is to explain the mixed feelings Anton must have had in this sinister, dangerous,
and – to the nosy teenager he was – very interesting world he lived in.


In memoriam of Anton Horst.