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!