No One Cried's poster. Illustration by Rebekka Dunlap. Design by Chino Chano.

No One Cried

2021 | 23 minutes | 1.78:1 | Colour | 5.1 surround sound | English spoken | Netherlands, Germany


From plain white walls to bombastically crafted backdrops, adult chat rooms are portals to people's phantasy worlds. Focusing on the moments when performers are off-screen, a meticulous concatenation of ghostly spaces takes us on an unsettling journey of self-expression and lonesome desire. The growing discomfort with what has happened or is about to happen in these empty rooms is interspersed with fragments of interviews with "camgirls" and "camboys" delving into the psychological repercussions of this digital type of sex work.


  • directed and edited by Daniel Jacoby

  • with: smokingfoool, ophelia, ali_red, silviajpn

  • music: Charlie Usher

  • audio mix: Edgars Rubenis


With the support of


  • "Obviously, we live on screens": how streams and online chat become films, BFI Sight&Sound (on No One Cried's work-in-progress version With the Expression of an Egg)