In preparation for the moon landing in 1969, NASA sent a team of astronauts to the lunar landscapes of Iceland. Their hi-tech training mission soon discovers what obstacles one can meet when facing an Icelandic sheep farmer.     

Production and distribution

Production Year:
2018
Production country:
Norway
Co production country:
Iceland
Release date (international):
2018-09-08
Production company:
Ape&Bjørn AS
Co production company:
Zik Zak Filmworks
Financing company:
Norwegian Film Institute
Associated producer:
Fredrik Støbakk
Producer:
Ruben Thorkildsen
Co producer:
Skuli Malmquist
Film consultant:
Kari Moen Kristiansen
Sales agent:
New Europe Film Sales

Director

  • Bobbie Peers

     Bobbie Peers (b. 1974) is a Norwegian writer/director that came out of the London International Film School in 1999. His 2006 short  Sniffer won the Palm D'Or at the Cannes Film Festival and went on to other festivals with great success. After several other acclaimed shorts, his debut feature The Disappearing  Illusionist came out in 2015. That same year, Bobbie also released his first in a series of highly sucsessful fantasy  novels. Today he continues to both write and direct. To plant a flag is his latest film and his fourth novel in the series about William Wenton is expected to reach the stores in 2018. 

    Bobbie Peers

Cast

Astronaut:
Jason Schwartzman
Astronaut:
Jake Johnson
Farmer:
Ingvar E. Sigurðsson
Base:
Seth Morris

Awards

2018:
Uppsala International Short Film Festival
UR Award

Festivals

2018:
Toronto International Film Festival
2018:
Hamptons International Film Festival
2018:
Chicago International Film Festival
2018:
Warsaw International Film Festival
2018:
Uppsala International Short Film Festival
2018:
International Short Film Festival Winterthur
2018:
NexT International Film Festival
2018:
Les Arcs European Film Festival
2019:
Flickerfest International Short Film Festival
2019:
Prague Short Film Festival
2019:
Göteborg International Film Festival
2019:
Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival
2019:
Tampere Film Festival
2019:
Sonoma International Film Festival

Crew

Director:
Bobbie Peers
Screenplay:
Bobbie Peers
Cinematographer:
Jakob Ingimundarson
Editor:
Jon Endre Mørk
Sound Design:
Petter Fagerlund

Technical information

Genre:
Drama
Comedy
Format:
DCP 2k
Screen ratio:
1:2,35
Colour:
Colour
Sound format:
Stereo 5.1
Length in mins:
15'
Language:
English
Icelandic
Subtitles:
English

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