Camouflage is a short drama film about a young high school student from Amsterdam Nieuw-West who is a silent witness to domestic violence. The screenplay was written by Bregt Pepijn Verhagen, who is also the director of the project. His debut film LUX premiered in September 2019.

Camouflage is about domestic violence from the perspective of a thirteen-year-old boy named Deniz. However, the violence is implied in the film and not actually shown. Even the perpetrator, Deniz’s father, is completely left out of the picture. The film shows the impact of Deniz’s home situation on, among other things, his relationship with his mother, his behavior at school, and his development as a teenager.

Before his work as an independent filmmaker, Bregt Pepijn Verhagen briefly worked as a teacher in secondary education. During his work as a teacher, the idea for the scenario of Camouflage arose. His debut film LUX premiered in 2019. Verhagen is currently working on the short fiction film Camouflage in collaboration with Conijn Film.

The Short Drama film Camouflage in collaboration with Conijn film is now in production.





Original title                               CAMOUFLAGE 

Genre                                              Short fictie

Running time                              16 minutes

Format                                           HD video

Screen Ratio                               4:3

Language                                     Dutch 

Dutch broadcaster                  AVROTROS

Year of release                           2022

Director                                        Bregt van Hagen 

Producer                                      Wout Conijn

Subtitles                                       English/Dutch

Executive Producer                Ron Groenewoud   

Director of Photography      Christiaan van Leeuwen

Editor                                            Jurriaan de Groot

Sound recording                      Marcel de Hoogd

Color Correction                     Christiaan van Leeuwen

Sound design                            Jaim Sahuleka 

Realized with support from           Adessium, Pro Juventute, Veilig Thuis, and Foundation View.