Bring Down The House (2021/2022)
Web series – 10 episodes | drama, comedy
Directors: Nadina Helen Bakos and Cecilie Holtan
With Anja Maria Svenkerud, Jennifer Botho Andersson, Jon Stensby, Jonas Winther, Mari Ørstavik, Odd Roald Horjem, Sukhpreet Singh, Tone Nilsen, Amalie Willoch Njaastad, Anne Marte Naas, Ivar Örn Sverrisson, Endre Haukland, Cristo Borrachero, Helene Kvinlaug, Cristina Vinaja Hardangen, Dag Rune Sjøli, Kathrine Bjerke Mathisen, Daniel Laquian, Jonathan Erlandsen, Stian Salter.
Set in the 90s, a young woman Linda opens a club with male dancers, opinionated staff and incorrigible guests in the most posh area in the city.
What can go wrong?
“Welcome to the MetaMorph Clinic, where happiness is within reach for all.”
Set in the near future, we meet Raspberry1508, her roommate Mango2203, their doctor and fellow clients in a wonderful spa called MetaMorph Clinic. They are all members of a society that wants everyone to become The Perfect Human™ to experience Total Happiness. The MetaMorph pampers the mostly willing subjects into perfection. But something isn’t right…
24-year-old Amin is waiting for an answer on his application to UDI. He suffers from PTSD and tries to deal with his memories of war. «Anxiety» is a psychological drama that will result in a 10 minutes short film. With Sadiiq Jdid as Amin.
Sofia and Clara have participated in a «Slut walk». The Film’s main and larger then life characters Eve and Simone de Beauvoir are horrified because Clara and Sofia call themselves «Bitch» and «Slut». Eve invites Sofia and Clara to a mythical lesson where they learn the origin of misogyni from Greek myths.
A teenage girl Louise, tries to navigate her life as her narcissistic mother manipulates her. Louise finds comfort in unconventional places and people.
Two people deal with their lack of connection in very different ways. One is completely stuck in place, while the other has gone far over the edge. At the sight of each other they do what humans always do – compare, imagine and dream.
Two fathers meet while waiting for the children to finish school.
The film premiered at Caféteatret in Oslo in October 2019. In December 2019 it was picked as one of three short films for Grønnskjerm’s #stilleforopptak screening at Vega Scene, Oslo.
A young woman visits her mentally ill sister who lives in an institution. The two sisters discover that it’s difficult to communicate when they belong in different realities. One of them has tragic news to share but don’t know how to do it.
Magic Number Twelve is a short film that questions how people perceive reality. What is real and what is not? Mental illness is something that affects most people, but many don’t know how to deal with mental diseases.
Azul is an attempt to explain to the child that we were how we are in the present. A dialogue that the director maintains with the child he was and with the viewer. A conversation in which the subconscious takes the reins of the situation.
Snowflake is a story about not belonging and to be moulded into a form that feels uncomfortable, about identity and is a reverse Billie Elliot story.
Andrea (11) finds herself in a ballet class with peer ballet girls and the strict ballet teacher Siss. Andrea do not feel comfortable, and struggles to find her place, she feels that she do not fit in. Her family that is unresponsive to her wish to quit the ballet and start playing football instead. It escalates when Siss is picking out students to a ballet, and Andrea gets the part as a snowflake.
Julia lives with her father who struggles with alcoholism. After her mother passed away years ago, Julia and her father holds on to the memories through old photographs. Despite her unconditional love for her father, his problems have a damaging impact on Julia’s life. One day she discovers a secret revealing that her dad isn’t her real father, and their relationship is put into a new perspective.
Blå, a “leftie” politician, connects with a woman on Tinder. The are both in “the closet” and don’t know much about each other. They decide to meet. When the Blå comes to Rødt’s apartment, Rødt recognizes her right away. Blå is a controversial politician from an opposing party. They are both taken by surprise by the encounter, and their meeting doesn´t seem to go so well. Slowly, to their own surprise, they start to connect and leave their prejudices aside (with the tiny «aid» of alcohol).
A documentary that delves into the reasons for loneliness and the different ways of living them.
Five women express how they live day to day with loneliness, how they are affected and what they have learned over the years living with them. Outro dia mais is to enter the darkness to discover that there is also some brightness even in the darkest.
Sus ojos is an approach to the pain and loss that comes after a love break. Through color, sounds and images that want to entice you into a different world, the director tries to come close to the feelings that invade him every time love breaks down and the relationship, in which he was submerged, ends. The pain of the end, the joy of a new beginning, family and friends are represented in this film full of feelings.
In a city that could be almost anywhere in the world, a young girl (Kim) has to leave her shelter and find a place to stay for the night. All her belongings are in a suitcase. To find a place to sleep is not easy in a busy and expensive city. She calls friends and family for support, and the rejections are painful. She walks around the city until she enters a park where she meets an older homeless woman (Soraya). Soraya offers Kim a solution.
Ei natt | A night (2016)
Short film | drama
Director: Cristo Borrachero
With Cristo Borrachero, Ole Bernt Helgås, Cecilie Holtan, Wisha Smiler, Hilde Serena Maxwell and Mathilda Helgås.
Ei natt/A Night portrays the last part of a long journey as an unknown man flees his homeland. Suffering flashbacks of the conflict claiming the lives of family and friends, he finds himself constantly looking back, afraid of being caught and sent back to war. A lone wolf, he finds himself restlessly roaming around, all of his belongings in a small backpack. Is he ever going to find peace in an unfamiliar country?
Short film | comedy
Director: Hilde Serena Maxwell
With Helene Kvinlaug, Benjamin Lønne Røsler and Cristo Borrachero.
A pub, a group of friends and a seemingly innocent practical joke. In essence, That is all it takes for Preben to find himself in a crunch as he meets Mari and invites her back to his place. His plans are – well – let’s just say things may not work out quite as planned and therefore Preben discovers that he isn’t quite the person he thought he was. He finally has to make a choice he might regret (or not…).