A desperate, violent and absurd search for meaning.     

A film director goes through an existential crisis after completing his debut feature film and is desperately trying to find meaning, in Los Angeles. After failed attempts to connect with the church of Scientology and the culture of healing crystals he finally meets his guru: Frank Yang - a Taiwanese bodybuilder with unique insights. Together they loosen the anchor to reality and travel inwards.

Production and distribution

Production Year:
2018
Release date (national):
2018-06-15

Director

  • Kristoffer Borgli

    Kristoffer Borgli (b. 1985) was born and raised in a small suburb outside of Oslo. A skateboard and a videocamera dominated his youth. He went on to film school and is now directing full time. His music videos have screened at festivals all over the world, earning him awards from the Canadian International Film Festival and the Norwegian Grammy ("spellemann"), to name a few.  His short film collaboration with The Golden Filter screened at the SXSW short film competition. A lot of his work has a combination of visual poetry and a daring story, always interesting to watch.

    Kristoffer Borgli

Cast

Himself:
Kristoffer Borgli
Himself:
Frank Yang
Himself:
Jeff Goldblum

Awards

2018:
The Norwegian Short Film Festival
The Norwegian Film Critics' Award for Best Short Film

Festivals

2018:
The Norwegian Short Film Festival
2018:
International Short Film Festival Winterthur
2018:
Riga International Film Festival 2annas
2018:
Leuven International Short Film Festival
2019:
Prague Short Film Festival
2019:
Göteborg International Film Festival

Crew

Director:
Kristoffer Borgli
Screenplay:
Kristoffer Borgli
Editor:
Kristoffer Borgli
Composer:
Kristoffer Borgli
Cinematographer:
Ben Mullen
Camera:
Robbie Barnett
Bjarne Bare
Other Music:
TURNS
Sound Design:
Kristoffer Borgli
Narrator:
Kristoffer Borgli

Technical information

Genre:
Comedy
Format:
DCP 2k
Colour:
Colour
Length in mins:
15'
Language:
English

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