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 bioscopen. Nu is Cliffhanger hier te bezichtigen!

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


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)