In a deep fjord in Norway a small community is changed forever, as a new European road route threatens the local toads. A Toad Story is a warm film about seeing greatness in the planets smallest creatures.

Production and distribution

Production Year:
2016
Production country:
Norway
Release date (national):
2016-03-11
Production company:
Blåst Film AS
Producer:
Sturla Pilskog
Are Pilskog

Director

  • Are Pilskog

    The Norwegian director, Are Pilskog (born 5th of June, 1976), has been recognized as one of Norway’s new up-and-coming talents for documentary filmmaking. Besides an education in film, he holds a Master in Ecology and Animal Behaviour and his films are characterized by an in-depth understanding of the ecological processes and the behaviour of the animals he films. Together with his brother Sturla, Are produces documentaries from a small island off the west coast of Norway.

    The Silver of the Sea (2012) is the director’s second film and it has given him several awards and special nominations, including the first wildlife film ever nominated for an Amanda (the Norwegian national film prize).

    Are Pilskog

Awards

2016:
Viten Filmfestival
Audience Choice Award
2017:
Matsalu International Nature Film Festival
Grand Prix
Best Director - Man and Nature section

Festivals

2016:
Eurodok - European Documentary Film Festival
2016:
Viten Filmfestival
2017:
International Wildlife Film Festival
2017:
NaturVision Filmfestival Ludwigsburg
2017:
Matsalu International Nature Film Festival
2017:
CMS Vatavaran Environment & Wildlife Film Festival

Crew

Director:
Are Pilskog
Screenplay:
Are Pilskog
Cinematographer:
Sturla Pilskog
Are Pilskog
Tor Siverstøl
Editor:
Are Pilskog
Tor Siverstøl
Sidse Larsen
Sound Design:
Bernt Syversen
Animator:
Jan Otto Ertesvåg

Technical information

Format:
DCP 2k
Screen ratio:
16:9
Colour:
Colour
Sound format:
Stereo
Length in mins:
50'
Language:
Norwegian
Subtitles:
English

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