Indigo is an Award Winning Dramatic Short Film about alienation on the inside.
Written and Directed by Paul Jerndal - Starring Cecilia Forss and Johan Matton - Music by Frida Sundemo.
Two young, lost souls in New York City share a common struggle - they are stuck in lives they do not feel they belong. She is an adored actress and he, a bike messenger. On the outside they seem like each other’s opposite, but on the inside they are the same- dehumanized by an internal loneliness that alienates them from feeling alive.
The claws of loneliness affect both characters the same, unconcerned with the typical borders of power and privilege. Synchronicity begins to mirror their lives, and they finally reach a breaking point. It is in this moment, they must choose to find that brave breath- a self power that brings them in touch with truth and the chance to change their trajectory. Both of them make a decision that will bring them back to their true selves and in turn, closer to each other. Indigo is about hope. For everyone.
Indigo is written and directed by the Swedish director Paul Jerndal, who aims to inspire and encourage people to believe in themselves and start being who they truly are. Jerndal’s idea was to merge different art forms together in a conceptual platform that involves music, acting, art, fashion, design and sound. The goal was to bring as many talented, creative people from various fields together, harnessing each artists’ compassion and emotional investment in this subject to create a piece of art that they all believed in. This film aspires to empathize, inspire and give hope to everyone feeling alienated.
Written and Directed by: Paul Jerndal
Cecilia Forss Johan Matton
Jamie Roach Monica Marie
Chloe Hurst Linnea Larsdotter
Jeremy Asgari Devo Springsteen
Davon Bean Ela Orosova
Erin Lark Gray Gabriel Stanley
Joshua Petsonk Ela Zoller
Mela Tesfazion Emma Rung
Cinematographer: Johan Palm
Music: Frida Sundemo Joel Humlén
Editing: Johan Kjellberg
Line Producer: Erin Lark Gray, I love you as a person Productions
2nd Camera Unit DP: Gabriel Stanley , I love you as a person Productions
Additional photo: Pär Eliasson Lanna Olsson
Gabriel Stanley Paul Jerndal Markus Marty
Graphics: Tommy Håkansson
Production Assistant: Emma Rung
Hair/Make up: Justyna Augustynska
Make up: Lindsey Jones
Post Production: Europa Sound & Vision AB
Sound Design / Mix: Gustav Landbecker
Conforming: Jonne Ahnér
Grading: Sebastian Guest
Online / Compositing: Jan Strömberg
Post Producer: Mattias Segnestam
Foley: Europa Foley AB
Foley Artist: Ulf Olausson
Foley Recordist: Lotta Nilsson
Thanks to: Thelma/Louise Anders Hägglund
Daniella Maerky Markus Marty
Fannie Schiavoni Whyred
All the fantastic extras in the Le Bain Club Scene
With special thanks to: Europa Sound and Vision
The Standard High Line
Ali of a Noble Savage
Idea and Producer: Paul Jerndal
Dead (F. Sundemo/J. Humlén)
The copyright in this audio recording is owned by Frida Sundemo and Joel Humlén.
Snow (F. Sundemo/J. Humlén)
Machine (F. Sundemo/J. Humlén)
Jaguar (F. Sundemo/J. Humlén)
Home (F. Sundemo/J. Humlén)
Indigo (F. Sundemo/J. Humlén)
The copyright in these audio recordings is owned by Frida Sundemo under exclusive license to EMI Records Ltd.
All copyrights in this film is owned by Paul Jerndal