I’m currently taking a six month long course at Malmö Univerity called Experimental Mediaproduction. A week ago me and my group performed the outcome of two weeks hard work. This documentary about the project explains it way better than I do, and I’m sure watching beats reading in this case. I must add that this probably is my favourite project I’ve been involved in since starting my studies in Malmö. If you make it to the end – let me know!
Noomaraton is the largest film contest in Sweden and is held on the first Saturday in September each year. You register a team and on competition day every team involved gets the same criteria for making their movie. The competition starts at 09.00 a.m and ends 24 hours later. By then your film must be ready and uploaded if you want to stay in the competition. The rules are the same each year; maximum four crew members who work on the film (actors not included), one theme, three objects and three locations which must be in the movie. This year we got the following:
- Theme – Reinforced reality
- Objects – Flashlight, dice and stapler
- Locations – Dining spot, snapchat and (town)square
We knew from the start that we didn’t want to make a film which is safe and politically correct. We wanted to make the film we wanted to see and enjoy. So we went full 1980’s and completly overboard in the process. America vs. Russia, nuclear threat, training/final shootout montage, witty puns and punchlines, terrible subtitling and a (male) washed up hero of few words. Usually the films which win are the ones with a somewhat safe story so we’re not really counting on making it to the finals with this one, but we are very happy with the result.
Production was fun, stressful and tiring, just as expected. Here’s what our day looked like:
- 09.00 – 11.00 – Screenplay
- 11.00 – 12.00 – Props and costumes
- 12.00 – 18.00 – Shooting scenes
- 20.00 – 05.00 – Post production
We all love this little short so much that we’re thinking of making a proper short with the concept. Actors Lille Peter Jönsson (Falcon) and Jonny Blomkvist (Petrov Wodka) are dying to see some more action, and a few other interesting Malmö-based actors are lined up if Falcon III makes it to production.
The screening of FALCON II is taking place at Panora cinema in Malmö on Tuesday (September 12th) and the doors open at 17.30. Two films from each region make it to the finals in Stockholm. We’re not counting on it, but then again, stranger things have happened. As soon as FALCON II is out of competition I’ll put it up online.
(FALCON (I) has not been made yet, we’re still waiting for Hollywood to call.)
HAPPY WIFE FILMS 2017 CREW:
- Director: Casper Jarmo
- Cinematography: Robin Jansson
- Setwizardry/Still photography: Amanda Nilsson
- Audio recording: Christian Andersen
- Actors: Lille Peter Jönsson & Jonny Blomkvist
Posterwork: Casper Jarmo – Photography: Amanda Nilsson
To see the film follow this link.
I’ll let these 12 minutes speak for themself.