Norsk filminstitutt

The Earth is a Chili is an imaginative and partly animated story told from an eight year old boy's perspective. Through the story the audience goes on a journey with the boy, his little brother and the girl next door. It’s an adventure where good fights evil, brotherhood grows stronger and love emerges, in a mixture of dreams, nightmares and fantasies. The film explores how children themselves wish to convey and visualise their own universe.   

Produksjon og distribusjon

Produksjonsår:
2020
Produksjonsland:
Norway
Nasjonal premieredato:
2020-06-09
Produksjonsselskap:
Indie Film AS
Finansieringsselskap:
Norwegian Film Institute
Produsent:
Karianne Berge
August B. Hanssen
Filmkonsulent:
Lars Løge
Eirin Gjørv
Hanne Myren
Kari Moen Kristiansen

Regissør

  • Even G. Benestad

    Even G. Benestad (b. 1974), hailing from Grimstad, a small coastal town in the southern part of Norway, studied cinematography at Oslo Film and Television Academy. He made his first feature-length documentary All About My Father in 2002, portraying Benestads relationship with his own father, a well-respected doctor and transvestite, and how his father's choices, nature-of-being and self-realisation also affects his surroundings and family. The film was, for Benestad, an intensely personal film, which went on to be screened at more than 100 film festivals, and received both national and international acclaim.

    Besides directing his second feature-length documentary Natural Born Star in 2007, Benestad has (in various capacities) also worked on severeal other documentaries, shorts and even features - perhaps most notably playing himself as a behind-the-scenes-documentary filmmaker in the romantic comedy "meta-film" Hjelp, vi er i filmbransjen! in 2011. 2011 also sees Benestad premiering his much anticipated new documentary Pushwagner (2011).

    Benestad also blogs actively on montages.no, a Norwegian in-depth film website.  Benestad is currently working as commissioning editor at the Norwegian film Institute.

    Even G. Benestad

Festivaler

2020:
Kristiansand International Children and Youth Film Festival
2022:
Minimalen Short Film Festival

Stab

Regissør:
Even G. Benestad
Emrik H. Benestad
B-Foto:
Lars Erlend Tubaas Øymo
Even G. Benestad
Klipper:
Fredrik S. Hana
Komponist:
Gisle Martens Meyer
Emrik H. Benestad
Animatør:
Torjus Førre Erfjord
Lyddesign:
Gisle Martens Meyer
Frode Løes Hvatum

Teknisk informasjon

Format:
DCP 2k
Farger:
Farge
Lengde i minutter:
17'
Språk:
Norwegian
Undertekster:
English

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