Steen / Brick

A film by: Viktor van der Valk

Jeffrey, who lives in a small town near Arnhem with his father and his girlfriend, is about to become a dad. He spends his days working in the local brick factory and leads a life of routine. But this all changes when he has to supervise Kevin, a new coworker. When Kevin tries to become intimate with him, Jeffrey knocks him to the ground. Yet he can’t seem to get Kevin out of his head and starts to question everything that he was once so sure of.

Country: the Netherlands
Length: 13’15”
Completion: 08/2013
Genre: drama
Screening format: DCP, H264, ProRes
Spoken language: Dutch
Subtitles: English


  • Beeldbuis Filmfestival, the Netherlands (8 September, 2013)
    Clash of the Shorts
  • Go Short – International Short Film Festival Nijmegen, the Netherlands (9 – 13 April, 2014)
    Out of competition: Go Ahead
  • Palm Springs International ShortFest, United States (17 – 23 June, 2014)
  • IN THE PALACE International Short Film Festival, Bulgaria (28 June – 4 July, 2014)
    Official Selection
  • FEST – New Directors/New Films Festival, Portugal (24 – 30 June, 2014)
    Short Film Competition
  • Queer Lisboa – International Queer Film Festival, Portugal (19 – 27 September, 2014)
    European Student Short Competition
  • Molodist – Kyiv International Film Festival, Ukraine (25 October – 2 November, 2014)
    International Student Competition
  • Arcipelago – International Festival of Short Films and New Images (7 – 11 November, 2014)
    The Short Planet – International Competition
  • Pinx Film Festival, Belgium (22 – 25 January, 2015)
    Out of competition
  • Clermont-Ferrand – International Short Film Festival, France (30 January – 7 February, 2015)
    Out of competition: Netherlands Film Academy retrospective
  • Roze Filmdagen, the Netherlands (12 – 22 March, 2015)
  • Asterisco International LGBTIQ Film Festival, Argentina (14 – 19 July, 2015)
    Out of Competition: Focus on Dutch films

Director: Viktor van der Valk
Screenplay: Viktor van der Valk, Kasper van Beek
Producer: Erik Glijnis, Hanne Sinninghe
Cinematographer: Emo Weemhoff
Sound: Tijn Hazen
Editor: Lot Rossmark
Composer: Eren Önsoy
Production designer: Myrte Beltman
Art director: Sebastián Arroyo Hoebens
Wardrobe: Myrte Beltman
Make-Up: Ibolya Fülöp
Gaffer: Nina Badoux
Cast: Reinout Scholten van Aschat, Coosje Smid, Lourens van den Akker, Manou Kersting