When the Mist Lifts

A Dutch mystery short about a man who wakes up in a hotel room without any memory of who he is. He finds a ripped piece of paper with a name on it. With this clue, the search for his identity ensues and he finds himself tangled in a web of lies, betrayal and murder.

  • Elia Smarius
  • Ole de Bruyn
  • Elia Smarius
  • Elia Smarius
  • Gijs de Later
    Key Cast
  • Miguel Stigter
    Key Cast
  • Erik de Bruyn
    Key Cast
  • Micky Bruins
    Key Cast
  • Kees Veerkamp
    Key Cast
  • Pierre Bokma
    Key Cast
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Na de Mist
  • Project Type:
  • Genres:
    Mystery, Thriller, drama
  • Runtime:
    35 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    April 19, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    4,000 USD
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  • Shooting Format:
    Digital - Sony A7S III
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  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
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Director Biography - Elia Smarius, Ole de Bruyn

Elia Smarius was born and raised in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, where he developed his passion for cinema. In his debut short "When The Mist Lifts" he tries to merge traditional and old-school forms of filmmaking with unconventional ways of telling a story. The film creates an atmosphere similar to that of gritty Dutch mystery thrillers of the early 1980's with a modern pace and polish.

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