Film Block: E         Cinema:  LAB 2          Date: 01.03.18          Time: 6.30-8.00 PM


Director: Niels Bourgonje

Country: Netherlands

Runtime: 10 mins

Genre: Drama / Benelux


A man is walking through a desert carrying a full water bottle. He is desperately fighting the temptation to drink the water. The question arises how the man got himself into this predicament. And what will happen if he drinks the water?

Rated: PG




 Niels Bourgonje (1980) is a short film and commercial director based in Amsterdam. He started out as an intern on ‘The Devil’s Double’. During preproduction, he wrote & directed his first short film ‘Burn’. ‘Burn’ was selected for various international film festivals winning numerous awards.

In 2014, Niels directed ‘Peace and Quiet’, which won Best Film and Directing at the 48 Hour Film Project Nijmegen and Best Score and Sound Design at the Filmapalooza in Hollywood. His follow-up ‘Neighbors’ won Best Film and Screenplay at the Seven Regions Award Show in Amsterdam. ‘Deserted’ was shot on location in the Californian desert with an American cast and crew. His latest short film is ‘Buddy’.