Trailer for CPH:DOX. One of the world’s biggest documentary film festivals, running just now in Copenhagen from the 16th-26th of March 2017.
CPH:DOX is known for it’s progressive programming: Through documentary film making, DOX is always daring to look at the uncertain future of tomorrow with all it’s complications, challenges and possibilities.
Unlike me. I’m an escapist, I hide from reality. And I know why: The world is faced with so many problems, conflicts and challenges these years, that things can seem dystopian and hopeless.
So when I was asked to do a trailer for this years festival I wanted to pay homage to DOX and the bravery of documentary filmmaking, through my own lens of surrealist sci-fi.
I wanted to make a film that faced the worries we have in the world today: Themes of division, technology, escapism, refugees, transcendence, nostalghia, identity and overpopulation. I wanted to show how we FEEL about these things, in an abstract language: To mak it feel both nauseating and fascinating, accelerating and open for interpretation, never certain. like the future. It makes you want to look away, or to look back in nostalghia. But in order to fix things, we need the courage of looking directly at the challenges with a sense of hope.
I want to thank Copenhagen Dox, for making interest in the world, cool again.
Direction & Idea: Tobias Gundorff Boesen
Production: Bacon Pictures
Exec. Producer: Riina Soørring Zachariassen
Line Producer: Nina Helveg
Production Leader: Birgitte Rask
1st. AD: Laura Hancock
Runner: August Emanuelsen
Director Of Photography: Jasper Spanning
B-Foto: Kasper Bundvad, Peter Topsøe
Movi Operator: Frederik Rudolph
Video Assist: Frederik Haslund
Gaffer: Emil Kaae, Thomas Bekker
Lighting Assistant: Piet Hasselby
Grip: Michael Tøt, Katrine Thejl
Motion Control: Allan O. Lückow
Mo-Co video assist: Sospeter Ng’ang’a
Drone Operator: Alex Suhr
Production Designer: Marie Boye
Artdirector / Costumes: Freja-Ulla Krebs
Props Runner: Thorkil Godvin Hansen
Post Production: Bacon X
Editing: Anders Jon
Sound Design: Kevin Koch
VFX: Tobias Gundorff Boesen
Colour Grading: Hannibal Lang
Music: ”Fri” Benal Feat. Suspekt
Actors: Mathilde, Brian, Mathias
Catering: Il Buco
Thanks to all who sponsored, facilitated, helped out and let us borrow equipment (Logos in the back of the trailer). We couldn’t have made it without you!