To Catch a Fly

It’s Hot. And it smells.

A washed up Flemish criminal gets assigned the job of babysitting a feisty, young Hungarian beauty in a remote cottage somewhere in the French Ardennes. They don’t know each other’s backgrounds and they’re not supposed to ask questions. But young girls get bored and bored girls act out.

‘To Catch A Fly’ is a black Dutch comedy about an aging criminal forced to face the lack of impact he has made in the world while watching over a pretty young girl during a hot summer assignment. All he really wants to do is follow simple orders; make sure she stays at the house, keep a low profile and don’t ask questions. The girl has other plans however and she’s not about to let him boss her around.

Starring: Manou Kersting, Melody Klaver, Martin van Waardenberg,
Jason de Ridder, Remco Koning, Vincenzo de Jonghe, Liv van Roon.

To Catch a Fly – A Short Film by Sanne Kortooms
Directed by: Sanne Kortooms
Written by: Rudi Brekelmans
Produced by: Peter van den Dungen – MovedMedia
Director of Photography: Max Maloney
Edited By: Daan Wijdeveld
Music and Sound by: Music Studio Cube
Casting by: Saida van der Reijd, Kemna Casting

Format: Anamorphic 2.39, color.
Spoken Languages: English, Dutch, Flemish, French, Hungarian.
Subs: English, Dutch.

– Best Director Short Film – North Hollywood Cinefest, Los Angeles, CA,USA
– Best Fantastic Short – FilmQuest Festival, USA
– Best Director – Anatomy International Film Festival, Athens GR
– Audience Award Best Film – Night of the Short Film, Antwerp BE
– Best Director – Zuidelijk Film Festival, Netherlands
– Audience Award Best Short Film – Short Film Festival Kalmthout, Belgium.
– Best International Short Film chosen by the jury – Short Film Festival Kalmthout, Belgium.
– Best Cinematography – Mid West Action Fest, Indiana, USA
– Best Cast – Scorpius Fest, Park City, USA
– Audience Award Best Film – Zuidelijk Film Festival, Netherlands.
– Best Director – Scorpius Fest, Park City, USA
– Best Actor – Tilburgs Film Festival, Netherlands


– Holly Shorts, Los Angeles, California, USA 10/08/2019
– Tilburg Film Festival on Tour, HeyHoef Cinema Tilburg 27/09/2019
– Theater Het Klavier, Kaatsheuvel, NL 13/09/2019
– De Kiosk, Loon op Zand, NL 06/09/2019
– Tilburg Film Festival on Tour, Tilburg, NL 23/08/2019
– Verkadefabriek, Den Bosch, NL 16/07/2019
– Verkadefabriek, Den Bosch, NL 14/07/2019
– Verkadefabriek, Den Bosch, NL 09/07/2019
– Verkadefabriek, Den Bosch, NL 07/07/2019
– Verkadefabriek, Den Bosch, NL 05/07/2019
– Kriterion Amsterdam, NL 11/05/2019
– 43th Cleveland International Film Festival, Cleveland, Ohio, USA 07/04/2019
– NoHo Cinefest, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA 27/03/2019
– Horror Hound Film Fest, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA 17/03/2019
– Scorpius Fest, Park City, Utah, USA 26/01/2019
– International Anatomy Crime Film Festival, Athens, GR 04/11/2018
– De Mus, Amsterdam, NL 31/10/2018
– Atelier de Heerlijkheid, Den Bosch, NL 26/10/2018
– CineCitta, Tilburg, NL 06/10/2018
– FilmQuest Festival, Prova, Utah, USA 12/09/2018
– Night of the Short Film, Antwerp, BE 25/08/2018
– The Atlanta Comedey Film Festival, USA 28/07/2018
– Verkadefabriek, Den Bosch, NL 31/05/2018
– Rotterdams Open Doek, NL 26/05/2018
– Tilburgs Film Festival, NL 26/05/2018
– Mid West Action Fest, USA 22/04/2018
– Cluj Shorts, RO 21/04/2018
– De Mus, NL 21/01/2018
– Eindhovens Film Festival, NL 09/12/2017
– Nederlands Film Festival, Utrecht, NL 22/09/2017
– Nederlands Film Festival, Utrecht, NL 20/09/2017

Film, Short
Black Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Run time:
20 min

Official Website

Sanne Kortooms | Director | Writer | Filmmaker