Snapshot tells the story of Jonas, a boy who witnesses his parent’s marriage falling apart and who tries, amidst his parental fights and arguments, to gain some strength by looking at old family portraits - memories of happier days. In an attempt to restore these blissful times, he gives his father a beautiful second-hand camera as a birthday present. As soon as the camera is put to use however, some rather strange and disturbing events unfold, which lead Jonas to suspect that there’s something not quite right about the birthday gift. Jonas subsequently discovers the terrible truth about this camera and realises it holds a dark secret of demonic power. In the end, the camera succeeds in bringing his family closer together, albeit for only a very brief moment, but ultimately it triggers complete destruction.


Title Snapshot
Original title Snapshot
Original language Dutch
Status Completed
Category Shorts
Year 2003


Cast Lucas Van Ammel, Kader Gurbuz, Hans De Munter, Hannah Penders, Bert André, Bruno Vereeck
Photography Christophe Nuyens
Editing Bart Delva
Music Piet De Ridder

Technical specs

Running time film 17’
Release format Beta SP


Supported by /


2003: Internationaal Filmfestival Van Vlaanderen - Gent (BE)


2003: Joseph Plateau Award for Best Belgian Short Film (Internationaal Filmfestival Van Vlaanderen - Gent)

Verbruggen boards BBC thriller

Young Flemish helmer Jakob Verbruggen is to direct five-part series The Fall for UK pubcaster BBC. Verbruggen's feature debut Code 37 is to receive its international market debut at this year's European Film Market in Berlin while this year's Fantasporto will mark its international premiere.

Director Jakob Verbruggen in an interview with Ward Verrijcken (VRT)Verbruggen will start shooting The Fall in Belfast at the end of March. The series tells the story of the personal life of a serial killer who's being sought by a female police officer, played by Gillian Anderson, best known for her performance as Scully in The X-Files. The Fall is written by BAFTA nominee Alan Cubitt and produced by Gub Neal of Artists Studio. Both have form in the Prime Suspect franchise as well as other Brit crime drama. The series should air on BBC2 later this year or in early 2013.

Published on Wednesday 8 February 2012

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Director Jakob Verbruggen
Producers Els Verelst
Writers Jakob Verbruggen, Jelle Brans
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