Dublin

A 30 minutes fiction film by David Aronowitsch

Dublin is a film about what happens in Sweden after a dramatic flight from a civil war. Daoud is a Dublin case. He has no influence over his future. He is in the hands of a quiet and suppressive system controlling his life. 

Dublin got Special Mention at BUSTER Copenhagen Internationall Film Festival for Children and Youth. Motivation: "The handsome Somali boy Daoud's loneliness and desperation as a commuter refugee is relentlessly, almost documentary sharp in David Aronowittsch's 'Dublin'. With a lingering camera and long stagnant shoots, the images create a mood of powerlessness that fills the adolescent boy. With deep wonder Daoud tries to comprehend his destiny. He can´t return to Somalia, and he is banished from one country to another up through Europe. A limbo that he desperately tries to break. A quiet and heartbreaking film that makes a strong impression. That is why, the jury has chosen to give a special mention to 'Dublin'."

Festivals:

Leiden International Short Film Experiencem (The Netherlands), 1-8 June 2013

BUSTER Copenhagen Int.l Film Festival for Children and Youth, 5-15 September 2013

Nordisk Panorama in Oulu, Finland, 2012

BFI LFF, London, 2012

Uppsala Short Film Festival, 2012 

Aesthetica Film Festival, York (UK), 2012

Kyiv International Short Film Festival, Ukraine, 2012

Festival du cinéma européen en Essonne, France,2012

Antirasistiska Filmdagar in Stockholm and Gothenburg, 2012

Göteborg International Film Festival 2012

Production facts

Dublin
Length: 29 min
Year: 2012

Starring: Ahmed X, Eva Melander Leila Haji Linder, Mohamoud Saeed Timawayne, Per Burell, Pierre Tafvelin, Josephine Ankarberg, Zaki Bagheri,
Ahmed Abdullahi etc.
Directed by: David Aronowitsch

Screenplay: David Aronowitsch & Sharmarke Binyusuf
Producer: Annika Rogell

Photo: Göran Hugo Olsson
Music: Michel Wenzer

Assistant Director: Sharmarke Binyusuf
Editing: Dominika Daubenbüchel, David Aronowitsch
Sound: Dan Widegren
Sound Editing: Jan Alvermark
Casting: Catrin Wideryd, Sharmarke Binyusuf
Dramaturgist: Hanna Heilborn, Josefin Johansson
Production manager: Malin Huber
Location manager: Rozbeh Ganjali
Set Design: Molly Carlzon
Costume: Susanna Dalström
Special Mask: Anders Bratås
Camera assistent: Erik Henriksson
Digital Internal Technician: Olle Bolin
Additional filming: Abdirahman Hassan Mahamed
Graphics: Mats Johansson
Post production: The Chimney Pot
Produced by Story AB in coproduction with the Swedish Television with the support from the Swedish Film Institute/ Film Consultant Andra Lasmanis

 

Selma & Sofie

A feminist attempt at alternative porn

Selma has a boring job and a boring boyfriend. When she meets Sofie in the bathhouse, she can't stop thinking about her. A feminist attempt at alternative porn; about being in love with your swimming instructor, and wanting to have sex with her all he time. The film team consisted of women only.

Production facts

Length: 18 min
Year: 2001
Shot on location in Stockholm

Director: Mia Engberg
Camera: Ewa Cederstam Sound: Marie-Louise Nilebrink
Set Designer: Kajsa Åman
Production: Lotta Suarez-Mazar for Sexy Film 

Äta Lunch / Eating Lunch

A film about eating lunch when a lunch is the worst thing you know

Premiere at Startsladden, Gothenburg International Film Festival 2013 (January).

15 year old Klara is about to eat lunch with four other youngsters at the Eating Disorder Clinic under supervision of nurses. They have 30 minutes to eat up.

Production facts

Äta Lunch / Eating Lunch

Year of production: 2012
Format: HDCam, DCP
Duration: 13 minutes
Written and directed by Sanna Lenken
Produced by Annika Rogell

Produced by Story AB in a co-production with Film i Väst & Dagljus.
With support from Swedish Film Institute & Film Stockholm / Filmbasen.

International premiere Äta Lunch at Berlinale

 

Short film competing for awards at two film festivals

Story-produced short film Äta Lunch will have its world premiere at the 63rd Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin (Berlinale). There, it will compete in the Generation 14plus programme, a competition focussing on children and young people. Berlinale's press release can be found here.

Äta Lunch (Eating Lunch) is about the fifteen-year old Klara, who is about to eat lunch with four other youngsters at the Eating Disorder Clinic under supervision of nurses. They have 30 minutes to eat up.

The film is directed by Sanna Lenken and has its Swedish premiere at Gothenburg International Film Festival (Jan 25 - Feb 4), where it is nominated for a Best Swedish Short Award.

10 January 2013

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Annika Rogell

annika@story.se

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sannalenken@gmail.com

Belleville Baby

A feature film by Mia Engberg

Premiere at Göteborg International Film Festival, nominated for Best Nordic Documentary. In Swedish cinemas Spring 2013.

 

A long distance call from a long lost lover makes her reminisce about their common past. She remembers the spring when they met in Paris, the riots, the vespa and the cat named Baby.

A film about love, time and things that got lost along the way.

 

Production facts

 

Year of production: 2013
Format: DCP, Blu-ray
Duration: 75min
Director: Mia Engberg
Producer: Tobias Janson
Music composer and Dramaturg: Michel Wenzer
Supervisor: Kalle Boman
Voice of Vincent: Olivier Desautel
First Assistant Director: Åsa Sandzén
Stills: Christian Demare
Sound design: Jan Alvermark
Sound mix: Jan Alvermark and Owe SvenssonCamera and editing: Mia Engberg
Additional Camera: Albin Biblom, Ewa Cederstam
Graphic Art: Jacob Frössén
Casting: Elsa Pharaon, Anne Agbadou-Masson, Catarina RamstedtProduction Assistants: Jeroen Pool, Sophie Vukovic, Tim Dahlberg
Grading: Martin Steinberg
Online: Rickard Petersen
Conform and Mastering: Mattias Olsson
Super8 scanner: Nordisk Film Post Production

Made with support from: Swedish Film Institute (Tove Torbiörnsson, Suzanne Glansborg), MEDIA Plus Slate Funding, Konstnärsnämnden, Centre Culturel Suédois.

In Co-production with: Sveriges Television, Ingemar Persson.

Production company: Story AB

 

Belleville Baby premiering at Göteborg International Film Festival

 

First feature-length film by Mia Engberg in years premieres January 29

After working on it for 5 years, Mia has finally put the finishing touches to Belleville Baby, her much-anticipated new feature-length film.

A long distance call from a long lost lover makes Mia reminisce about their common past. She remembers the spring when they met in Paris, the riots, the vespa and the cat named Baby. Belleville Baby is story about love, time and things that got lost along the way.

Belleville Baby is screening at the Göteborg International Film Festival on:

29 january 20.00 Stenhammarsalen (premiere, director in attendance)
30 january 17.30 Stenhammarsalen
31 january 15.30 Biopalatset 2
3 february 20.00 Biopalatset 2

Tickets can be bought here.

22 January 2013

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Mia Engberg

mia@story.se

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00-Baby Boom Child (00-tal barn)

 

An animated short by Maja Lindström

On their way home by bike through a deserted industrial area, a mother and her son starts to talk about what happened when our dream of eternal economic growth collided with the peak in global oil production. In a dystopian but plausible picture of the near future, our children make us accountable for today's irresponsible way of living.

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00-Baby Boom Child has won the short film award at the Baltic Herring Film festival in Finland!

In September it will be screened in competition at the Encounters Short Film & Animation Festival, Bristol, in the sections "Animated Highlights" and "Pleasure and Pain".

Vote for it in their Online Audience Award! It is up on vimeo for a limited time: https://vimeo.com/channels/encounters2014

Production facts

Year of production: 2014
Format: DCP, Blu-ray

Duration: 24,30 min

Director: Maja Lindström

Producer: Maja Lindström
Executive Producers: Story/Tobias Janson & Göran Olsson
Script: Maja Lindström & Lars Nordén.
3D-Modeling, Animation; Lars Nordén.
Music Composer and Sound design: Per-Henrik Mäenpää.
Voices: Ingela Olsson, Anastasios Soulis.
Design, Facial animation, Lip Synk; Maja Lindström & Lars Nordén.
Sound mix: Per-Henrik Mäenpää.
Camera and editing: Maja Lindström & Lars Nordén.
Graphic Art: Maja Lindström.
Post production, Mastering: Lars Nordén.
Facts reviewer: Oscar Kjellberg
Research: Lars Nordén & Maja Lindström
Made with support from:
Swedish Film Institute (Andra Lasmanis),
Swedish Arts Grants Committee (Konstnärsnämnden),
Film i Dalarna (Daniel Wallentin).

 

Maja Lindström's film 00-tal barn to premiere in Gothenburg

 

The animated short will have its international premiere in Gothenburg International Film Festival

It will be shown in the short film section Svenska Bilder 3 at GIFF.

Short synopsis:

On their way home by bike through a deserted industrial area, a mother and her son starts to talk about what happened when our dream of eternal economic growth collided with the peak in global oil production. In a dystopian but plausible picture of the near future, our children make us accountable for today's irresponsible way of living.

Link to the film at GIFF:s webpage here

Link to Maja Lindströms webpage here

 

15 January 2014

She's Wild Again Tonight

Photo Nadja Hallström

Photo Nadja Hallström 

a film by Fia-Stina Sandlund

Actor Shima Niavarani and musician Gustaf Norén meet in director Fia-Stina Sandlund’s Brooklyn loft on the eve of the shoot of a radical interpretation of Strindberg’s Miss Julie. A professional encounter that develops into a passionate night and a personal battle against patriarchy.

Production facts

Title: She's Wild Again Tonight
Genre: Tragic Comedy
Duration: 97 min
Dialogue: Swedish & English
Subtitling versions: Swedish & English

With Shima Niavarani, Gustaf Norén and Jon Coombs

Swedish Release: November 2015
International Release: Spring 2016
Director: Fia-Stina Sandlund
Script: Josefine Adolfsson & Fia-Stina Sandlund
Producer: Tobias Janson
Line Producer/Production Manager: Malin Hüber
DoP: Daniel Takács
Editing: Britta Norell
Production Design & Costumes: Kia Nordqvist
Sound Recordist: Patrik Strömdahl
Sound Design: Jan Alvermark
Sound Mix: Jan Alvermark and Owe Svensson
Music: Gustaf Norén & Shima Niavarani
Graphic Design: Martin Falck
Editing Dramaturgists: Marius Dybwad & Håkon Liu
Choreographer: Malin Elgán
FAD: Saga Gärde
Grading: Rickard Ahlbäck/The Line
Executive Producers: Git Scheynius/Stockholms Internationella Filmfestival, Lena Lindqvist/TeliaSonera, Gabor Pasztor/Europa Sound & Vision, Marcus Wiman/Dagsljus, Jakob Abrahamsson/NonStop Entertainment
Associate Producer: George Ivanov, Stockholm Interantional Film Festival
Produced by Story
In Co-Production with TeliaSonera Sweden, Dagsljus Film Equipment and Europa Sound & Vision
In Co-Operation with NonStop Entertainment and SVT
With Support by the Swedish Film Institute/Feature Commissioner Magdalena Jangard and MEDIA/Creative Europe
  
Sales Contact : Tobias Janson
Email: tobias@story.se

A fragment of a life in four scenes

 

A film by David Aronowitsch

Liban lives with his younger siblings and mother in Stockholm. Unexpectedly his older cousin whom he never met before appears. Liban's father, who lives in USA, says that he has to help his cousin, Dahir, and see him as his brother. Liban starts to ask him questions while at the same time filming him.

Screenings:
Göteborg International Film Festival/ Startsladden 2016
Svensk Kortfilm c/o Folkets Bio, April 2016
Uppsala International Short Film Festival, Oct. 2016

Production facts

Year: 2016
Genre: Short fiction
Duration: 14 min. & 30 sec.
Cast: Ahmed Hamud Obsiye (Dahir), Abdirahman Ali Hersi (Liban), Ahmed Abdullahi (Liban’s father)
Director and writer: David Aronowitsch
Co-writer, 1st assistant director and casting. Sharmarke Binyusuf
Director of photography: Erik Vallsten
Additional camera: Abdirahman Ali Hersi
Special advisor and 2nd assistant director: Ahmed Abdullahi
Sound: Christian Rossipal
Graphics: Stefania Malmsten
Production manager: Elin Eriksson
Sound editing and mix: Robert Sörling
Sound mix: Claes Lundberg
Grading: Martin Steinberg
Compositing: Johan Rosenberg
Casting: Abdiwale Mohamud Ali
Translation: Idil Mohamud Gurey
Executive producers: Annika Rogell, Tobias Jansson
Producer: David Aronowitsch
Contact:
Story AB
Kocksgatan 31
S-116 24 Stockholm/ Sweden
Tel. +46-8-15 62 80
email: david@story.se
www.story.se