Very excited that the short film I have been laboring over for the last few months is now online. So to celebrate I am posting a few photos from the shoot by the very talented Eva Vermandel, who I was lucky enough to meet through working with Sigur Ros a few years back. Obviously, the main people I have to thank are Sigur Ros, for allowing myself (and all the other lucky filmmakers) total freedom to do what we wanted as part of their valtari mystery film project. Not many bands are that trusting, that brave.
This is us filming in the woods. The actor is Aidan Gillen, whose work I have always loved since I saw him in a great British movie, ‘The Low Down’, some years back. He had a natural empathy with Tod, the fox. We had a vet on set all day, who told us we were the most animal friendly crew he had worked with (which pleased us a great deal). Tod actually fell asleep in Aidan’s arms (which is what you see in the film). That’s me in the blue. Ole Birkeland is behind the camera – he shot one of my favourite documentaries, the Arbor, well worth seeing.
Will post some more tomorrow, but in meantime, here’s the short film. If you do get an opportunity to see it in a cinema, please do! As it has been mastered with 5.1 surround sound, and has been shot in high definition, which you just dont get when watching it online (alas!).