Is it possible to trace the chain of events that led to our own birth? Is our existence just coincidence? Do little things matter?
In The Danish Poet the narrator ponders these question as we embark on a holiday to Norway with Kaspar, a poet whose creative well has run dry.
The Danish Poet received the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film in 2007!
Norwegian Title: Den danske dikteren
Director: Torill Kove
Screenplay: Torill Kove
Producer: Lise Fearnley, Mikrofilm
Co-production: Marcy Page, The National Film Board of Canada
Animation team: Astrid Aakra, Torill Kove, Bjarte Agdestein, Stephanie Duong, Yin Ko Lee, Siv Nordsveen, Anja Ruud, Helene Bisgaard, Morten Nyutstumo,Magnhild Winsnes, Randall Finnerty, Anne Ashton, Annely Põldsaar, Linn Høyer-Pedersen, Ketil Bruun Andersen, Yin Ko Lee, Neerajkumar Patel, Jason Smalridge, Jason Smalridge, Martin Ciastko, Sue Gourley
Narrator: Liv Ullmann
Sound design: Håkon Lammetun, Lydhodene AS
Music: Kevin Dean
Editing: Phyllis Lewis
Thesis film made in the second half of the 1-year Diploma of Screen & Media course in 2006.
Barry Otto stars as the concierge of a grand apartment building where he closely observes and stage manages the lives of its residents as if they are all members of his extended family. However, one night when some of the younger members become involved in a series of complicated liaisons, he believes they should be taught a lesson!
Dungog Film Festival, Australia 2009
Flickerfest Film Festival, Sydney 2008
Palm Springs Film Festival 2008
Salento International Film Festival, Italy 2008
Shoot Me Film Festival, Netherlands 2008
Fe San Car Short Film Festival, Chile 2008
Show Me Shorts, Auckland NZ 2008
Int Du Granin a Demaudre Normandy France 2008
St Kilda Film Festival, Melbourne 2007
Japanese Film Festival, Sydney 2006
TV Broadcasting and DVD releases:
USA DVD Distributor Vanguard Cinema releases La Meme Nuit (2010)