Quiet documents emotions from a childhood, from many childhoods. Expressing dark secrets without narrative, through a series of tableaux. 

Children will often protect their adults out of loyalty. Feelings of responsibility and threats make them quiet.

Production and distribution

Production Year:
2018
Production country:
Norway
Production company:
Trollfilm AS
Financing company:
Norwegian Film Institute
Østnorsk Filmsenter
Producer:
Anita Killi
Film consultant:
Kari Moen Kristiansen
Terje Nilsen

Director

  • Marianne Bundgaard Nielsen

    Quiet' is Marianne Bundgaard Nielsens first short film as a director. She has a master in production design from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts and Design. She also studied decoration and line production at The Royal Theater in Copenhagen. 

    Marianne have been working as a production designer on several award winning Norwegian animated short films, and she has solid experience in the craftsmanship of making story, characters, sets and props for animation films. 

    Through working with visual expressions for 25 year, Marianne has developed a unique narrative style. In her film 'Quiet', she found her own way of documenting difficult emotions that can be hard to express. Her focus is to tell stories from a child’s perspective, stories about experiences that can change a child’s life.

    Marianne Bundgaard Nielsen

Awards

2018:
Fredrikstad Animation Festival
Golden Gunnar: Best Nordic-Baltic Short Film

Festivals

2018:
Fredrikstad Animation Festival
2019:
Minimalen Short Film Festival
2019:
Kristiansand International Children and Youth Film Festival
2019:
Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film

Crew

Director:
Marianne Bundgaard Nielsen
Screenplay:
Marianne Bundgaard Nielsen
Camera:
Marianne Bundgaard Nielsen
Editor:
Jan Otto Ertesvåg
Composer:
Rasmus Zwicki
ProductionDesigner:
Marianne Bundgaard Nielsen
Set Decorator:
Marianne Bundgaard Nielsen
Sound Design:
Rasmus Zwicki
Sound Recording:
Rasmus Zwicki
Animator:
Triin Sarapiik Kiwi
Anita Killi
VFX artist:
Jan Otto Ertesvåg
Script:
Marianne Bundgaard Nielsen

Technical information

Genre:
Animation
Documentary
Experimental
Format:
Prores file
Screen ratio:
16:9
Colour:
Colour
Sound format:
Stereo 5.1
Length in mins:
7'

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