A sixteen year old boy with an intense desire for recognition seeks out a vicious criminal to prove his boundless grit. An expressive suburban gothic tale which enters the mindset of a teenager and explores the phenomenon of sensation seeking at a young age.  


Production and distribution

Production Year:
2017
Production country:
Norway
Release date (national):
2017-06-14
Production company:
Maipo Film AS
Eldorado Film AS
Executive producer:
John Einar Hagen
Synnøve Hørsdal
Producer:
Petter Onstad Løkke
Sales agent:
Maipo Film

Director

  • Kenneth Karlstad

     Kenneth Karlstad (b.1984) is an Oslo based writer and director for commercials and fiction.   Kenneth's short film debut The Hunger (2017) won the Film Critics’ Award at The Norwegian Short Film Festival and has traveled festivals worldwide, including Sitges International Fantastic Film   Festival, Gothenburg International Film Festival and Moscow International Film Festival. Upon its online release, it became a Vimeo Staff Pick Premiere. 

    Kenneth’s music videos have been nominations   for Best Music Video at SXSW and Best Indie/Rock video at the UKMVA's. He has won several awards including Best Music Video at The Norwegian Short Film Festival and Atlanta Film Festival.    

    Kenneth is currently developing a drama series based on The Hunger and a feature film based on The Dreamer.     

    Kenneth Karlstad

Cast

Jørgen's father:
Anders T. Andersen
Peggy:
Mikkel Bratt Silset
Erik:
Odin Waage
Jørgen:
Henrik Dieter Stenholt

Awards

2017:
The Norwegian Short Film Festival
The Norwegian Film Critics' Award for Best Short Film

Festivals

2017:
The Norwegian Short Film Festival
2017:
Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia
2017:
International Short Film Festival of Cyprus
2017:
Lausanne Short Film Night
2017:
Leuven International Short Film Festival
2018:
Minimalen Short Film Festival
2018:
Göteborg International Film Festival
2018:
Landshut Short Film Festival
2018:
Short Waves Film Festival
2018:
Go Short International Short Film Festival Nijmegen
2018:
Atlanta Film Festival
2018:
Moscow International Film Festival
2018:
Huesca International Film Festival
2018:
La Guarimba International Film Festival
2019:
Premiers Plans Film Festival

Crew

Director:
Kenneth Karlstad
Screenplay:
Kenneth Karlstad
Cinematographer:
Pål Ulvik Rokseth
Editor:
Karsten Meinich
Other Music:
Magnus Børmark
ProductionDesigner:
Mirjam Veske
Set Decorator:
Susanne Vågsæter
Costume Designer:
Rebecca Kilcline Abbott
Makeup artist:
Rebecca Kilcline Abbott
Sound Design:
Inger Elise Holm
Johannes Dekko
Sound Recording:
Jorunn Børve Eriksen
First assistant director:
Lars Thomas Skare
Script:
Silje Dahl
Casting:
Maria Grazia Di Meo
Thea Hvistendahl

Technical information

Genre:
Suburban gothic
Format:
DCP 4k
Screen ratio:
16:9
Colour:
Colour
Sound format:
Stereo 5.1
Length in mins:
21'
Language:
Norwegian
Subtitles:
English

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