A sheriff's shootout turns into an adventure through the wondrous world of film.

Cliffhanger is a short animation made for ULTRAKORT. Because I'm always looking for ways to expand my experience, I set up this project. Together with my co-directors Diederick Geers and Jelle Janssen I wrote a film plan and submitted it, together with producer Richard Valk, to the Dutch Film Fund.

The animation premiered at Netherlands Film Festival and was afterwards shown as a pre-film to Honest Thief at Vue cinemas. Currently, Cliffhanger is in distribution for (inter)national film festivals.

Release: 2020
Domain: Animation
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Running time: 2 min 15 sec
Language: no dialogue

The animation is momentarily in distribution and not (yet) to be seen online.


DirectorJasper Loos
Diederick Geers
Jelle Janssen
Original ideaJasper Loos
ScreenplayDiederick Geers
Jelle Janssen
ProductionValk Productions
Production assistantJasper Loos
Sound design, Foley, CinemamixBob Kommer Studio’s


  • Netherlands Film Festival (NL, 2020)
    • SELECTION: Debut competition
  • Cinekid (NL, 2020)
    • SELECTION: Best Dutch Short Film Competition
  • Palm Springs International Animation Festival (VS, 2020)
    • PRIZE: Best Animated Short Award – 2D Kids Action Adventure
  • Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival (FR, 2021)
  • Festival International du Film d’Aubagne (FR, 2021)
  • Sonoma International Film Festival (VS, 2021)
  • Zuidelijk Film Festival (NL, 2021)
    • NOMINATION: Talent Award
  • ONE Country ONE Film (FR, 2021)
  • L.A. Shorts International Film Festival (VS, 2021)
  • Anibar International Animation Festival (RKS, 2021)
  • ANIMA – Córdoba International Animation Festival (AR, 2021)