Thursday, 27 November 2008

Besøk selected for TIFF 2009

Short film Besøk has been selected for the competition program Films From the North at Tromsø International Film Festival. The film was shot last summer in a studio in Tromsø, and has been in editing and post production for more than a year now. Marte Magnusdotter Solem is directing and playing the main role of the woman who lives in a wooden box in the forest. I did the cinematography, and have been assisting Marte in the post production process.

Screengrab featuring the two main characters

Among other great contributors are Martin Loïc Lotherington as the visiting man, Gjermund Andresen with some amazing art direction, Hanne Hukkelberg who layed down a great score and her brother Thomas Hukkelberg who did the rest of the sound effects and mixing, Jo Eldøen and Karl Bryhn who have worked with compositing and background plates, and the rest of the amazing crew of filmworkers and carpenters pictured below, who contributed two weeks of their summer holidays to make the film happen. Not to mention Joachim Lyng who helped with funding, and getting the project off the ground. (And the list goes on, but I'll get back to that later).

Our amazing crew, gathered on the set

We're all looking forward to a great week in January in the Paris of the North.

2 comments:

  1. Congratulations! I have fond memories from screenings in this program at TIFF. Best filmfest in Norway!

    I saw "Besøk" in a very unfinished state last spring, and I found great potential in it. I can't wait to see the finished version. I won't be attending TIFF this year though, but hopefully "Besøk" will travel throughout the year at many more festivals.

    Best of luck in the screenings!

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  2. Thank you very much, we can't wait to screen it :)

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