Archives for June 2011

June 30, 2011 - No Comments!

Two new productions in development!

Children's festival in Tokyo (October 2009)

This Summer, I will be working on developing two new projects that both got development funding from different Norwegian film funds (Midtnorsk Filmsenter and Fond for Lyd og Bilde)

The first project is a documentary for which I will direct the animation parts. I am working on it together with the documentary director Mali Finborud Nøren who has already directed two successful documentaries Uteliggernes Sang and Memento Mori. I am looking forward to collaborating with Mali and to developing our ideas further.

The second project is a new short film which I am co-directing with Viggo Knudsen. It has been his long time dream to turn the Norwegian novella "WANDA LØPER" (Wanda Running) into a short film. Viggo is a cinematographer & photographer who works on different projects all over the USA and within Norway. Based on an adapted script (with guidance from the Norwegian writer Tale Naess ) as well as visual references and input from Viggo, I will be developing the characters in the animated short film, as well as the style & technique and storyboard.

I am extremely excited about both projects and I feel very privileged to be able to work on two projects with such a huge amount of creative freedom and being paid for it. Thank you Norway!

June 13, 2011 - No Comments!


In between adding the final touches like snow and fog to the exterior shots in my film I am working on adding some "last minute" details to certain scenes. I've made a fetus collection (mini sculptures) that show the different stages of human development before birth.

These fetus creatures will grow out from a seed via umbilical cord. Each time the test tube glows  a new development stage of the fetus will be revealed.


The mini sculptures are made of "Fimo" some sort of plasticine that hardens when you leave it in the oven for 30min. Just before shooting I sprayed them with water to give them a shine and to make them look more realistic.

Camera setup for shoot

Øystein Moe and I shot them yesterday with the RED camera using lighting techniques to reveal them from the darkness.

Screen shot of test tubes scene with fetus missing.

I am currently editing and comping the shots into the scene with the test tubes. Creepy!