At a very young age I got fascinated by the art of animation. The though of making an object come alive seemed like the ultimate form of magic. I quickly started to make my own animation shorts, first in collaboration with a friend and later all by my self. I designed, directed, edited and produced several animation shorts that I submitted to various film festivals all over the world. Screenings took place in Europe, Asia and America. At the Amandus Festival in Lillehammer I got to meet the Crown Princess of Norway and I got interviewed on live TV.
Many years later I returned to Amandus, this time as a part of the festival crew. The festival was taking a turn, expanding to become an International film festival for both children and students. I participated in both the program comittee and selection jury. I also coordinated a stop-motion workshop for kids.
• Chicago International Film Festival
• Amandus, Lillehammer
• Mo & Frise, Hamburg
• Taiwan International Children’s Film Festival
• Up and Coming International Film Festival Hannover
• ShorTS International Film Festival, Trieste
Photo: Dev Dhunsi. It was by coincident that I first came to meet Klaus Mäkelä. The conversation moved smoothly when we met on a plane from Helsinki to Oslo. When I asked the conductor whether he would be interested in doing an Interview, he was positive. So here I am, entering the main hall ofContinue reading “Interview with Klaus Mäkelä”
In 2011 British electronica group Nero made their first grand masterpiece. Although the work got dubbed as the “dubstep symphony”, the work features a big variation in genres. Although the work is not to be called a proper symphony, as it’s no long than 18 minutes, Nero managed to fit alot into this piece.
Photo: Lars Tiede. (Creative Commons Licence.) Throughout the year I write about new Norwegian releases for the cultural magazine Subjekt and the international music site beehype. This means I need to keep an eye on what’s happening in the local music scenes. 2020 was a rough year for all of us. Covid-19 had a hugeContinue reading “New Norwegian Indie”