Return to Sender

Return to Sender

A female scientist lives a lonely and isolated life on the coast of Greenland. She is looking for the perfect partner to keep her company under such harsh conditions. One day, she discovers a website which enables her to grow her perfect match, but there is a possibility that things may go wrong.

The mixed media short film combines live action footage with hand made miniature worlds, stop motion and digital animation.

Teaser (01:23)

Short Film (12:33)

Production Process



Written & Directed by Denise Hauser
Produced by Helmet
Line Producer - Denise Hauser
Director of Photography - Øystein Moe
Editor - Denise Hauser
Music - Rich Keyworth
Sound Design - Henning Knoepfel
Set Design & Props - Denise Hauser
Miniatures - Denise Hauser, Torild Skipnes, Anita Gundersen
Assistant Camera - Stian Eriksen
Costumes - Mari Melilot & Denise Hauser
Makeup & Hair - Ragnhild Ward Bugten
VFX Supervisor - Helmet
Composition & Animation - Denise Hauser, Sondre Nymoen, Alexander Somma
Colorgrading - Alexander Somma, Denise Hauser
Title & Credits Design - Knut-Erik Øverjord



Ina - Mari Melilot
Workaholic - Anders Jullumstrø
Macho/Sun God - Endre Forbord
Cheater - Magnus Børmark
Sales Woman - Jenny Staalnacke
Bella - Julie Holm
Anna - Line Brå Johansen
Annabelle - Stine B. Johnsen
Snowflake - Stian Ward Bugten

Ina - Shearan Thomas
Workaholic - Christopher Allen
Macho/Sun God - Alexandre Bensaid
Cheater - Will Wheeler
Sales Woman - Leonor Lemee
Bella - Lisa Holliman
Anna - Lisa Holliman
Annabelle - Deeivya Meir


Funded by the Central Norwegian Film Center
Distributed by the Norwegian Film Institute