So as I’m sitting here writing this, I’ve just finished my film school time at Skurups Folkhögskola. It’s been an eventful alst two years, filled with some amazing experiences and people. Thinking back on it now and getting all nostalgic wouldn’t really be appropriate – it’s only been a since Friday, and it doesn’t really feel as if anything’s changed just yet.
We had our big prescreening day of all of our exam films on May 26th. Around 150 people attended the screening, which were a mix of angst and excitement, to say the least. Now that the screenings are done one would guess that all work with the films have to come to a close. Not really. During the upcoming months I will keep you all posted as post-production on both Överslag and Kärlek kl 03.56 moves forward. We have a bunch of stuff to do and change/improve, both big and small, on bot h films, for their film festival tours at the end of the year. We will get right on tightening up edits, fixing sound issues and re-grading most of the films for their eventual release. But the fact that we’ve actually shown a work-in-progress version of both of the films bodes well for the eventual final cut. Also, having shown it a few weeks ago and not working on it for at least two or three weeks after that, has given us a good distance to the project, and also a hunger for diving head-first back into post.
As work moves on in a perhaps more humane pace, I’ll be able to keep you posted throughout the rest of the way – currently considering having some sort of video update regularly every now and then both as a hype-machine, but also as an incentive to continue working. But we’ll see, it’s been proven many times that having a regular blog/video blog can easily feel forced or just too much like a cog in a giant hype machine, which the films then can’t deliver on. So no promises in terms of a regular video blog, but I’ll be sure to keep you posted on all the latest news regarding the films.
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One film that hasn’t properly reached post-production yet, but is still in production – a pilot/teaser version was shown at the prescreening event on May 26th – is Sista Dansen (roughly “The last dance”), which we’re co-producing alongside with Sylfid Film and director Engeli Broberg. The film is a documentary about the life and death (ltierally and career-vice) of several professional dancers, and how their occupation both has become central in their way of life and how their profession, which has such a definitive expiration date, affects their personal lives once they’re not able to “live the dream” anymore. Engeli has shot an amazing amount of footage and is just at the beginning of piecing together all the material. We’re also involved in shooting a dramatic piece for the film later this summer – more details on that as it becomes more definitive.
As you might have guessed, more details on all the above projects will follow throughout the summer! First off, I’m taking a couple of weeks away from working, and are currently spending some well-needed time on the countryside, charging my batteries for what most definitely is a fun summer ahead.
Speak to you more very soon, take care everyone and enjoy the summer!
Oh, and remember to check out the Facebook page for Kärlek kl 03.56 – loads of new pictures pop up there from time to time!