We are releasing a Work in Progress scene from our upcoming feature film, Campy Horror Comedy AMERICAN BURGER! Enjoy & Share!
Hemma (Home) has been selected for Tridens Competition at PÖFF, Black Nights Film Festival, Tallinn 15th Nov – 1st Dec 2013.
Tridens Baltic competition is a programme covering debut films from the entire Baltic and Nordic region. This year there are 12 films from 11 countries competing.
About the Festival
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival is a unique event combining a feature film festival with the sub-festivals of animated films, student films and children/youth films. The festival aims to present Estonian audiences a comprehensive selection of world cinema in all its diversity, providing a friendly atmosphere for interaction between the audience and filmmakers from all around the world.
Hemma combines all the strengths of Scandinavian comedies. It is subtle, quirky, funny, and moving. It has a very good cast, and is a surprisingly strong showing for a first-time writer/director (Maximilian Hult).
The male and female lead characters are played with exactly the right kind of subtlety. But as is often the case with comedies, the supporting characters are essential for the humour – although “supporting” may be a misleading term here, as the two characters in question have probably more screen time and more lines than the two protagonists. Veteran actress Anita Wall delivers a superb performance as the grandmother. And Erik Lundqvist gives an outstanding debut for a boy his age. The performance of these two alone would be enough reason to go an see this film.
Hemma opened the International filmfestival Mannheim-Heidelberg on Oct. 31st. The film has been very positively received by media and really enthusiastic audiences at the sold out screenings in the festival cinemas in Mannheim and Heidelberg. A short quote from Schwarzwaelder-Bote.de: “Eine Perle ist der schwedisch-isländische Film “Home”…”
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Bonita Drake, one of two directors of upcoming horror comedy American Burger, participated in the film festival Ramaskrik 24-26 October, “Norways spookiest filmfest” they say. Bonita presented the film as work in progress and screened a few clips to an enthusiastic audience… highly entertaining and much appreciated, rumour says.
Watch an interview with Bonita at the festival.
[tweetable]The documentary Kiruna-Rymdvägen (Kiruna-Space road) by Liselotte Wajstedt takes part in Nordische Filmtage Lübeck 2013[/tweetable], 30th Oct- 3rd Nov.
“The Nordic Film Days Lübeck, first presented by the Lübeck Film Club in 1956 and taken over by the Hanseatic City of Lübeck in 1971, has one of the longest traditions of any film festival worldwide. It is the only festival in Germany, and the only one in Europe, which is entirely devoted to the presentation of films from the North and Northeast of Europe.
The Nordic Film Days Lübeck is both an audience festival and an important meeting place for the film industry in Germany and northern Europe. Many directors whose debut works were presented in Lübeck have gone on to earn fame around the world – such as Bille August, Lasse Hallström, Aki Kaurismäki or Fridrik Thór Fridriksson.”
Liselotte Wajstedt’s second 1hr documentary is in official selection at the Indegenious Film + Media Arts Festival, imagineNATIVE in Toronto, Canada, Oct 16-20.
The imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival celebrates the latest works by Indigenous peoples at the forefront of innovation in film, video, radio, and new media. Each fall, imagineNATIVE presents a selection of the most compelling and distinctive Indigenous works from around the globe. The Festival’s programming, cultural & social events, and Industry Series attract and connect filmmakers, media artists, programmers, buyers, and industry professionals. The works accepted reflect the diversity of the world’s Indigenous nations and illustrate the vitality and excellence of our art and culture in contemporary media.
Director [tweetable]Maximilian Hult’s feature debut, has been selected to open the 32nd Mannheim-Heidelberg International Film Festival. [/tweetable]HEMMA (Home) is also one of 17 films in International Competition. The Festival opens on the 31st of Oct 2013.
Mannheim-Heidelberg Festival profile:
“The International Film Festival Mannheim-Heidelberg has a long tradition of introducing film artists of the future and their aesthetic language to the world. The festival offers an inspiring environment for talented new filmmakers and showcases heretofore unknown talents each year who are all driven by their increased awareness, a strong personal vision and a powerful ambition.”