10 year old Oskar has a dream. He wants to ride the prairies with his mother. Right before summer vacation, Oskars mum tells him she is going to America, while he has to stay behind on the farm with his bad-tempered grandfather. Fortunately for Oskar, he gets acquainted with Levi and his short-sighted horse. Together they set up a nutty plan to cross the Atlantic Ocean in a rowboat with Levi's horse as a passenger, in order to find Oskars mum.

Production and distribution

Production Year:
2017
Production country:
Norway
Co production country:
Sweden
Release date (national):
2017-03-24
Production company:
Original Film AS
Co production company:
Bob Film Sweden AB
Producer:
Mona Steffensen
Line producer:
Erik Disch
Co producer:
Andreas Emanuelson
Sales agent:
LevelK Aps

Director

  • Torfinn Iversen

    Torfinn Iversen (b. 1985) holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Visual Culture (film and television) from Lillehammer University College, including a year at Hawaii Pacific University, and graduated from Nordland College of Art and Film the spring of 2009. Iversen started making short films at a very young age. He participated in the regional young peoples film festival Laterna Magica for the first time at the tender age of eight (!), and even won 1st prize for best manuscript in his class (the script was presented through a cartoon). He has since participated in the festival many times, and has among other thing served on the festival's jury. At the festivals 20th anniversary in 2011, Iversen was also the recipient of the festivals first ever Honorary Award.

    Iversen has written and directed numerous short films, many of which have been screened at various international film festivals, including Gaute på bjerget (1999) - which was selected by the Norwegian Film Institute to participate at the Director's View International Student Film Festival in Stamford, Connecticut - and A Tale of Balloons, which, among others, was screened at Clermont-Ferrand and Le Carrousel International Festival of Youth Cinema of Rimouski. In addition to writing and directing, Iversen is also an experienced cinematographer, editor and producer, and has worked on several other films in these capacities, in addition to his own films.

    Torfinn Iversen

Cast

Isabell:
Marie Blokhus
Levi:
Jørgen Langhelle
Helmer:
Bjørn Sundquist
Thea:
Bethlem Michelle Patrick
Tom:
Simen Roaldsen
Oskar:
Odin Eikre

Awards

2017:
Lucas International Children's Film Festival
Best Feature Film

Festivals

2017:
Berlin International Film Festival
2017:
BUFF International Children and Young People's Film Festival
2017:
Kristiansand International Children and Youth Film Festival
2017:
Espoo Ciné International Film Festival
2017:
Zlin International Film Festival for Children and Youth
2017:
BIKY - Busan International Kids & Youth Film Festival
2017:
Tel Aviv International Children and Youth Film Festival
2017:
Hebrides International Film Festival
2017:
Lucas International Children's Film Festival
2017:
Carrousel international du film de Rimouski
2017:
Children's Rights Festival, Zagreb
2017:
Michel Children And Youth Filmfest Hamburg
2017:
Cinemagic Film Festival
2017:
Cinekid
2017:
The Golden Elephant - International Children's Film Festival India
2017:
Oulu International Children's and Youth Film Festival
2017:
Children's Film Festival Cinepänz
2017:
Poznan International Young Audience Film Festival Ale Kino!
2018:
Belmont World Film Festival
2018:
Cinemagic, Dublin
2018:
Ulju Mountain Film Festival

Crew

Director:
Torfinn Iversen
Screenplay:
Torfinn Iversen
Cinematographer:
Odd Reinhardt Nicolaysen
Camera:
Daniel Kask
Editor:
Arild Tryggestad
Composer:
Ola Fløttum
ProductionDesigner:
Emma Skoog
Prop Master:
Hillevi Rhodin
Costume Designer:
Nina Erdahl
Sound Design:
Øyvind Planting
Sound engineer:
Nathanaël Gustin
Sound Recording:
Øyvind Planting
VFX supervisor:
Torgeir Busch
First assistant director:
Paul Tunge
Script:
Anna Idman Willadsen
Kjerstin Sundberg
Casting:
Celine Engebrigtsen

Technical information

Genre:
Family
Format:
DCP 2k
Colour:
Colour
Length in mins:
79'
Language:
Norwegian
Subtitles:
English

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