"Mikkel" is a poetic short documentary film that tells a small tale about a bridge in the far north of Norway.
The story takes place in the picturesque fishing village Henningsvær, located in the beautiful Lofoten Islands in Northern Norway. "Mikkel" poses this question:
What will change in a small and isolated community when they are connected to the rest of the world?
The film was made in May 2004, and is shot on Super8 - with a black/white stock from Kodak called Tri-X Reversal 7266. I processed the film myself in the dark room, and treated it so that it would appear to be like 'found footage' or 'archive footage'. (See also my film "Farewell, Kabelvåg" - vimeo.com/750816 - which is very much related to "Mikkel".)
Voice: Knut Rottem
Director/editor/cinematographer: Karsten Meinich
Additional cinematography: Kristian Bålsrød
Advisor/consultant: Amar Kanwar