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2018/ 4K/ 16:9/ 20 min.

During one of the last days of the winter two young Kosovar actors find some left over construction material. While dreaming about leaving the country without the visa hassle they decide to take the shattered parts with them. At an abandoned building they start constructing the different parts building their own one-man rocket - while stories from the past are brought up. Both boys decide that the rocket needs to be launched from the top of the highest mountains in Kosovo, the mythical Accursed mountains. After a dreadful hike to the top of the Accursed mountains, one of the boys will be launched into a new future.

2018/ 4K/ 16:9/ 20 min.

TONI: Edlir Gashi
BLERI: Leonit Maloku
Director: Katja Verheul
Script: Katja Verheul
D.o.P. : Adonis Krasniqi
Camera assistant: Arbnor Gjinovci
Sound Recording: Muhamet Veseli
Sound Recording assistant: Ilir Veseli
Soundscape: Cesium (Denise Nolten)
Editing: Katja Verheul
Color Correction: Guillaume Souren
Translation: Nol Berisha

Supported by the Mondriaan Fund, Republic of Kosovo Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport and Stroom The Hague.


2017 / HD / 7.40 min.

In London important sites and buildings are surrounded by fancy benches and flower pots. Though these sculptural objects are not there just for the eye. The so-called ‘hostile vehicle mitigations’ should protect buildings and sides of potential destructive terrorists attacks. The film focused on several hostile vehicle mitigations in the ring of steel in London, their 'natural' habitat and the influence they have on our daily lives.

2017 / HD / 7.40 min. 

Camera/Editing/Script: Katja Verheul 
Performers: Constanza Ruff, Jessica Haener, Julie Havelund-Willett
Sound Design: Martin Turner 
Vocals: Eliza Legzdina

Generously supported by the Mondriaan Fund

Katja Verheul (b. 1988 Hilversum (NL)) is a visual artist and researcher based in Maastricht (NL). She graduated with a BFA in Audio-Visual Arts from Gerrit Rietveld Academie (NL) in 2012 and holds a MFA in Fine Arts from Goldsmiths University (UK) in 2016. Her research and film projects evolves around performative realities, post-truth and power structures. 


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