Nicky’s whole world revolves around fitness, with the goal of getting bigger and stronger. By constantly monitoring his food consumption and weight, he seems to have his body and entire life under control. But when hidden childhood memories emerge, Nicky starts losing control and his body obsession sets off in an unhealthy direction.


Genre: Drama / Thriller / Body horror


Writer & Director: Angelo Raaijmakers

Producer: PRPL (Ellen Havenith)

Cast: Hein van Rooij, Dennis van Beusekom, Jolanda van den Berg, Levi Penris, Bart Harder

Director of Photography: Joris Bulstra


Supported by: The Netherlands Film Fund (Filmfonds Shorts), City of Rotterdam.


Festivals & screenings:

Toronto After Dark Film Festival

London Short Film Festival

Landshut Short Film Festival – Winner International competition Audience Award

Lille European Film Festival – Opening Ceremony

Madrid Indie Film Festival – Best director nominee

Barcelona Indie Filmmakers Festival – Winner best actor

Valencia Indie Film Festival – Best director nominee

Galacticat Fantastic Film Festival

Moscow Shorts International Film Festival

Short to the Point Film Festival – Winner Best Screenplay

International Filmfestival Emden-Norderney – Nomination Ostfriesischer Kurzfilmpreis

Norwegian Short Film Festival Grimstad

Haapsalu Horror and Fantasy Film Festival

FEST – New Directors Film Festival – Silver Lynx Fiction Short Competition

Torino Underground Cinefest

Macabro Horror Film Festival

Shockfest Film Festival

Cinema Futuro Stuttgart

Mexico International Short Film Festival – International Competition

Venezia Shorts

New York Indie Shorts Awards

Montecatini International Short Film Festival


Awareness Film Festival

Atlanta Horror Film Festival – Nominee Best Cinematography

Lusca Fantastic Film Fest

Nightmares Film Festival

Reggio Film Festival

Soho Horror Film Festival

Imagine Film Festival –  Méliès Competition

Shortcutz Film Festival

Lund Fantastic Film Festival – Méliès Competition


Rotterdams Open Doek

Amazing Shorts & Movies Film Festival – Winner Best European Short, Winner Best Screenplay, Winner Best Sound



The I, Adonis cast & crew


Poster by Niels Vrijdag