Living Room

A short horror comedy about the grueling effect of loneliness, isolation and performance anxiety in pandemic times.

Living room, GIF

Living Room is a visual story about loneliness, isolation and indecision. What if the walls literally close in on you? What if what is supposed to protect you consumes you?
The film tells the story of two lonely souls who rent the same room, but at different times. Once inside, they cannot get out. Slowly but gradually the walls are literally closing in around them…

The film was made with a small budget and team that was especially selected for their talent and feel for the film’s themes. It was recorded in August 2021 at Carte Blanche in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. It is the official directorial debut of Lilia Scheerder.

The page to the Crowdfunding campaign is back online!

The editing process of the film has been completed in the final days of 2021 and will be released on the 4th of June 2022 at a special event with Q and A at Natlab, Eindhoven. For tickets go to this link or check out my event page!

Here’s the official film poster:

official film poster Living Room

And the trailer is now online:


Our team:

Johnny Mirer

Director: Lilia Scheerder
Director Of Photography: Elwin Rijken
Music:Peter Johan Nÿland
Art direction: Ton Scheerder & Lilia Scheerder
Make-up: Loes de Jong
Light/Colouring: Micha Clazing
Production assistant/Clapper: Daan Scheerder
Editing: Lilia Scheerder & Micha Clazing
Scenario: Lilia Scheerder & Johnny Mirer

Produced by Hemelsteen Producties

Made possible thanks to Crowdfunding.

Supported by Cinecrowd, Kunstloc Brabant, Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds and Constant van Renessefonds

Sketching out storyboard ideas and film artwork for “Living Room”.


Have you ever wondered how it feels to be a second in time? Why does nobody ever ask the ovum if it wants to be furtilized? What drives a person to buy a mass-produced shirt with the words ‘be different’ printed on the chest?  Will we ever dare to go beyond the gas station at the end of the street?
In search of a way to create room for the existence of these questions, I ended up in a past where we would take our time to make a selection of what we would photograph, to print the photo’s and hold them in our hands (with our fingertips carefully placed along the edges to make sure that we didn’t make any smudges) one by one, to reminisce.
The quest for these questions led me back to a time when it was easy to lose yourself in one single image, one sentence, one word.
A time when a device still had the potential to amaze us.
Do you remember the View-Master? Seeing back memories in 3D? The feeling of control when you press the lever and the next ‘picture’ appears, while in merely seven images you lose your sense of time?
That is why I choose this medium for my poetry debut. It forces me to weigh my words as if they were photo’s on a roll of film. It forces me to make room for the fantasy of the reader, who becomes a viewer. To make room for you.
And that is exactly why I have Lilia Scheerder to shape the images that form the backdrops of my words. Because her work amazes me, because it offers time and space for these questions to exist. Questions that I don’t dare to say out loud, because I know there is no answer.
Retrospectieven (Retrospectives) consists of a View-Master device and a reel with poetry by Monique Hendriks (in Dutch) and images by Lilia Scheerder. Because this is a limited edition, reserving a copy is necessary. You can reserve a copy by sending an e-mail to
The cost for the reel including View-Master is 25 euro’s (excluding shipping cost).
Expected release is end of June.

Website Monique Hendriks