Larger than life, dressed in suit and tie, dad  appears at the window one evening, with a  gift for his son. Daddy is strong and brave – he  frees animals from captivity, wins races with his  superfast car, dives down into the depths of the  ocean. Dad is a sorcerer who can make himself  appear and disappear magically. The film tells of a child’s  poignant longing for his absent father.

Production and distribution

Production Year:
2019
Production country:
Norway
Release date (international):
2019-02-12
Production company:
Gimpville AS
Financing company:
Norwegian Film Institute
Viken Filmsenter
Producer:
Torgeir Sanders
John Einar Hagen
Line producer:
Atle Blakseth
Inna Hansen
Film consultant:
Kari Moen Kristiansen

Director

  • Atle Blakseth

    Atle S. Blakseth (b. 1977) studied animation at Volda University College, and has worked as a designer, modeler, animator and director in the Norwegian film and animation industry since 2002. He has, amongst others, contributed to such films as Ploddy the Police Car (2002), Free Jimmy (2006), Elias and the Royal Yacht (both feature and TV series, 2007), Kurt Turns Evil (2008) and Trollhunter (2010), in addition to numerous commercials. Blakseth has also given lectures at the creative arts private college Idéfagskolen (2006), and at the Oslo National Academy of the Arts (2007).

    He made his debut as a director with the animated comedy short Fishing with Sam in in 2009. The film has been screened at over 45 international festivals, and has received several awards, including Best Short Film in the Elements+6 section at the Giffoni Film Festival in 2009.

    Atle Blakseth
  • Einar Dunsæd

    Einar Dunsæd founded Gimpville back in 2003, has since worked as director and animator at the company. Einar has a solid backround from TV-series and filmproduction, he was a central figure in the first Elias Productions. Currently working as layoutartist and animator on «Ella Bella Bingo»   

    Mini CV:   2019 - Ella Bella Bingo Animator 2018 - Director Pappa Shortfilm 2006 / 2018 - Producer / Director / Animator at Gimpville 2005 - Elias Featurefilm 2004 - Elias TV-Series  

    Einar Dunsæd

Cast

Oscar Fjeldstad-Bergheim

Awards

2019:
Berlin International Film Festival
Special Mention of the Generation Kplus International Jury
2019:
Seoul International Cartoon and Animation Film Festival
Special Distinction Award SICAF Kid Category

Festivals

2019:
Berlin International Film Festival
2019:
BUFF International Children and Young People's Film Festival
2019:
Kristiansand International Children and Youth Film Festival
2019:
Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film
2019:
IndieLisboa
2019:
Curtas Vila do Conde - International Film Festival
2019:
Seoul International Cartoon and Animation Film Festival
2019:
Anima Mundi - International Animation Festival of Brazil
2019:
Giffoni Film Festival
2019:
IFI Family Film Festival
2019:
Festival Internacional de Cine para Niños (...y no tan Niños)
2019:
The Norwegian International Film Festival Haugesund
2019:
TIFF Junior - Tromsø International Children's Film Festival
2019:
Nordisk Panorama
2019:
Encounters Film Festival
2019:
Fredrikstad Animation Festival
2019:
Chicago International Children's Film Festival

Crew

Director:
Atle Blakseth
Einar Dunsæd
Screenplay:
Kari Tinnen
Atle Blakseth
Based on:
Pappa by Svein Nyhus
Voices:
Oscar Fjeldstad-Bergheim
Composer:
Johannes Ringen
ProductionDesigner:
Simon Nyhus
Olve Askim
Sound Design:
Peter Dixon
Animator:
Atle Blakseth
Casting:
Hanna Kavli Lund

Technical information

Genre:
Animation
Children
Format:
DCP 2k
Colour:
Colour
Length in mins:
8'
Language:
Norwegian
Subtitles:
English

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