Vogelkooi / Birdcage

Nurse Mariëlle watches in horror as her senior doctor injects poison in a boy with supernatural powers. A measure that seemed necessary after the death of one of their staff. After the doctor informs Mariëlle that Patient 76 will also be put to ‘sleep’, she rushes off to save her favorite patient.

Festivals, awards and nominations

Screamfest 2023 (International Premier), Imagine Fantastic Film Festival Amsterdam 2023 (Dutch Premier), Trieste Science+Fiction festival 2023 (Italian Premier), etc.

Karel Konings
Shauni Goetz, Zakaria Tourirou, Ludo Hoogmartens

Karel Konings

Karel Konings obtained his masters in engineering at the university of Leuven. Not being fulfilled with this career, he went to Amsterdam and learnt the craft of acting. During this period, he also sparked a passion for filmmaking. His latest short film ‘BIRDCAGE’ will premier at Screamfest 2023. Earlier that year he played the lead in a Rwandese feature film. Having both acted and directed, he is now determined to combine these crafts and create movies that will hook the viewers for ages.


 THE KILLING OF FAMILY (2025) – Feature Film: development.  VOGELKOOI (2023) - short film  JAGERS (2022) - short film  CHARLIE Z (2020) - short film  OEDIPUS (2019) - short film


ScreenwriterKarel Konings, Alyce Sevink
ProductionKarel Konings
MusicSaul Bragman
EditionLise Robbe


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