will premiere at the Netherlands Filmfestival 2023 (info soon)

Toen Damy vier jaar geleden zijn beste vriend Rens verloor aan zelfdoding, kon hij het niet opbrengen om naar de uitvaart te gaan. Tot op de dag van vandaag loopt hij rond met spijt. Nu stort hij zich volledig in zijn muziek om het verlies alsnog een plekje te geven. (NL)

When Damy lost his best friend Rens to suicide four years ago, he could not bring himself to attend the funeral. To this day, he still carries the weight of regret. Now he throws himself fully into his music to give the loss a place. (ENG)

Project website page (click here)
short documentary
DirectorCleo Julia Mullis
Produced byMakaki Producitons
Marrit Greidanus
Cinematography byDaan Huttinga
Editing byFestus Toll
Sound Design byBurak Öztaş
CastDamy Raimundo


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A theatrical cinematic research about identity, guilt and shame. Documentary, ficitonal and snappy editing merge in five chapters. In this short film we give a voice to German elderly who experienced the aftermath of the Second World War in The Netherlands and youngsters who are looking for their place in society in a world of poralisation, social media and the internet. How quick do you make an opinion? And in what extent are you respeonsible for the actions of the people who share your identity?
short theatre-film
DirectorCleo Julia Mullis
Film byCleo Julia Mullis
Theatre directorLuna Joosten
CastDaniel Jacobs, Suus van Dort, Ilse Rinart
Produced by 39GradenPodium Bloos, Theater Na de Dam & Schippers&VanGucht

website of the project
Het is het éénjarig jubileum van de negentienjarige, introverte Noa en de assertieve Moon. Wanneer Noa ’s avonds naar Moon toe fietst, begint ze te twijfelen aan haar gevoelens voor haar eerste grote liefde. Een korte film over opgroeien, je eerste liefde, jezelf verliezen en de druk om de juiste keuze te maken. (NL)

On the one-year anniversary of the nineteen-year-old introverted Noa and the assertive Moon, as Noa rides her bicycle to Moon in the evening, she finds herself questioning her feelings for her first great love. A short coming-of-age fiction film about a first love, losing yourself and the pressure to make the right choice. (EN)
short film / director & scenario

Awaiting a title (2020)

IN PROGRESS Schipper en Van Gucht
Awaiting a title is a short experimental film starring Elina, Daniël, Parmida Tina, Kevin, Unsin, Misha, Mohamed, Achmed, Hasana, Hosna, Eyob, Zohra, Banen, Sara and Louay. This film was created this summer where theatermaker Juup Luijten, filmmaker Cleo Julia Mullis and word-artist Hind Eljadid spent a week working with children and young people from AZC Gilze. They worked around the themes of identity, waiting and dreaming and are now finalising the film.
experimental documentary

TekstHind Eljadid
Art directionJuup Luijten
VisualsCleo Julia Mullis
SoundCleo Julia Mullis
DirectorsJuup Luijten, Cleo Julia Mullis ProducersJuup Luijten, Schippers en Van Gucht, De Vrolijkheid

Then So Are We (2018)

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An absurd short fiction film which I made in my second year of Film Studies. A divorce is turned around: instead of the parents, the brother and sister are divorcing one another. The film shows how a single mother is caught between her two children.
short film

CastManon Hanreats, Maud Swinkel,Tomas Delena, Saskia van Zijderveld

DirectorCleo Julia Mullis
ProducerMyrthe Laarakker
DOPPauline Skoreng
EditorMarre Bonke
Art directionBente De Bruin, Joy Heijnen
AssistentsSterre Heinis, Romee Ven 


This theatre performance is about a young boy trying to find his own personal story through talks with different sides of himself. These different sides of him are shown as projections on the decor. Carefree (?) is a theatre solo performed by Rick van der Werd.
theatre performance

CastRick van der Werd
DirectorCleo Julia Mullis
Producers + Ass. directorsMathies Florentinus, Femke Stasse
VisualsCleo Julia Mullis
TechDaan Hazendonk
DecorDavid Masson

Tomer and Elias (2016)

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A coming of age film based on a short story written by Maartje Wortel. Sven feels trapped in his own family which only consists of duos. With the arrival of new neighbours, Tomer and Elias, Sven starts to break free from his older brother Alex and in return Alex tries to keep him closer.
short film

CastNoah De Kruijf, Mingus Claesse, Catalijn Willemse, Thomas Bijsterbosch, Joost Huisman

DirectorCleo Julia Mullis
1ADCasper Steketee
ProducerCéline Villevoye, Susannah Elmecky, Flip Zonne Zuijderland, Kate Hummel
DOPDavid van der Drift
GafferDaan van de Voort
SoundThijs Pausma, Thomas Machtel Production DesignZino Bakker
MontageRohan van Wijk
MuziekFranz Neuman, Thomas Machtel
Graphic designThomas Machtel

Over meisjes van twintig en bijna twintig (2017)

A theatre performance which I made in my first year of Film Studies with Bente de Bruin. We made this theatre performance/installation out of our research on doubts. We showed doubts of young people and made the public doubt themselves.
theatre performance/installation

tekstBente de Bruin
directors + perfromance + visualsBente de Bruin, Cleo Julia Mullis