This animation film is a modern fable for young and old told in a traditional way similar to the old folk tales. One day in a castle, a king has disappeared. The king’s court, the Commander, Second Lieutenant and the First Servant are frantic to find out where he has gone. But alas, with no luck.  So, together with a joker, they set out for the World to search for a new King.  On their journey through the kingdoms unknown, beautiful and dangerous lands, they encounter a Fisherman, full of mystery, and in a dangerous and dark forest, a very hungry giant Watchman, ready for his next meal.  Once they arrive in the world, they find a whole array of fascinating candidates for their future King. Guided by a “Skateboard Boy” they discover the wonders of a new reality, full of new emotions.  They are unable to decide which one of these funny characters would make the best king.  How can they solve this problem?

Written by Lars Saabye Christensen, composed and directed by Randall Meyers, animation directed by Anita Killi.

Produksjon og distribusjon

Produksjonsår:
1999
Produksjonsland:
Norway
Nasjonal premieredato:
1999-08-20
Produksjonsselskap:
Floating World Films
Produsent:
Randall Meyers

Regissør

  • Randall Meyers

    Randall Meyers (b. 1955) was born in the USA, but has lived, studied, and worked in Europe since 1970. He studied music at the Guild Hall School of Music And Drama in London from 1970 to 1974, and at the Hochschule für Musik und darstellende Kunst in Vienna from 1975 to 1979, and has since worked as concertist, composer and musical teacher based in Europe, primarily Norway and Italy.

    He has composed musical scores for over 90 short films, 27 features and several television series'.  His work include internationally acclaimed films such as A Handfull of Time (1989), Herman (1990), The Telegraphist (1993), The Last Lieutenant (1993), Sophie's World (1999) and The Crossing (2004). He has also composed music used on the trailer for The English Patient, as well as contributing to the Miramax release Prozac Nation (2001), directed by Erik Skjoldbjærg.

    Meyers has furthermore composed music for several leading international concert soloist and orchestras, and has composed two operas with librettos of his own authorship. He has published several books, both fiction and factual, among them a children’s story together with noted Norwegian author Lars Saabye Christiansen, and a comprehensive study of the art and craft of film music composing.

    Meyers also holds a Masters degree in Astronomy and Astrophysics from the University of Western Sydney, and has built one of the biggest private astronomical observatories in Italy, where he conducts research with several renowned astronomers and cosmologist. He made his debut as a documentary filmmaker with Universe - The Cosmology Quest in 2004

    Randall Meyers
  • Anita Killi

    Anita Killi (b. 1968 in Stavanger, Norway) studied illustrating and graphic design at the Norwegian National College of Art & Design from 1988 to 1990, followed by studies in animation at the Volda University College from 1990 to 1992, followed by a third year studying documentary filmmaking at the same university college. In 1996 she graduated from Oslo National Academy of the Arts with the equivalent of a masters-degree, majoring in animation (multiplan technique). Killi has since established and runs her own animation studio, Trollfilm AS. Her film Tornehekken (The Hedge of Thorns) has received numerous international awards, and was nominated for Cartoon d'Or. Her latest film Sinna mann (Angry man) garnered even more critical acclaim and has been shown at an even wider selection of festivals, and has won numerous audience, Best Film and Grand Prix' awards.

    Her early works include:

    Anita Killi

Festivaler

1999:
The Norwegian International Film Festival Haugesund
2000:
Berlin International Film Festival

Stab

Regissør:
Randall Meyers
Anita Killi
Manusforfatter:
Lars Saabye Christensen
Fotograf:
Carsten Andersen
Klipper:
Skule Eriksen
Komponist:
Randall Meyers
Animatør:
Hege Krogvig Bergstrand
Anita Killi
Forteller:
Øyvind Blunck

Teknisk informasjon

Sjanger:
Animation
Children
Format:
35mm
Sceen Ratio:
1:1,66
Farger:
Farge
Lydformat:
Dolby SR
Lengde i minutter:
28'
Språk:
Norwegian
Undertekster:
English

Nedlastinger