Rudi in the dead of night

Rudi in the dead of night
A Short film by Valerie Theuns
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About the project
LOCKLINEIn the middle of the night a young woman gets a phone call from a friend. Who tries to convince her to join a cult. What is her choice?
My name is Valerie Theuns. I am 21 years old. This year I will graduate at the Aki Artez University of the arts in Enschede, course Moving Image. As graduation project I am going to make a short fiction film. The spoken language will be English.


Rudi in the dead of night is a short thriller. It will have you on the edge of your seat as you follow the story of a lonely woman who is being manipulated to join a cult. She really wants to be a part of something, but she will have to do something terrible. What is her choice?



This is an important story to tell. It is difficult to stay true to yourself in an age of social media. To some popularity may seem more important than values. I’m really excited to make a thrilling story, but I also want to send message. This shows the consequences of letting others decide your faith for you.

Valerie Theuns  

I’ve been busy with everything about film for 3 years now. This film will be the final step to complete my study, But the film will also be the first big step in my filming career.  I was lucky enough to be born alongside a warming family and in a prosperous country. Therefore I want to give back something to the society who has given me so much, and I really hope to do so with film! Every second I spend on this project is a delight for me. And therefore I think this film will be a great success!



We need money for traveling costs, equipment, props, clothing and crew diners. It is challenging to make this movie on a low budget, I’m really lucky that a lot of people of my surrounding want to help make this movie possible. Still we need a budget for the earlier mentioned costs. So it would be awesome if you could help me out!



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