This is the story about a Romanian girl called Ada. She travels to Norway with her aunt Sandra to earn money through prostitution.
Ada believes in the possibilities that Norway offers, and hopes to reach her dreams without following to her aunts plan.
She concentrates on learning Norwegian and shuts out the reality of what actually is at hand.
Director Ina Therese Lerner Grevstad delivers a strong story in this short film. Hitting at the heart of one of societies biggest social challenges.
The movie features an international cast, staring both Romanian and Norwegian actors. The lead character Ada, played by actress Silvana Mihai really impressed me.
Her performance is full of emotion, which makes the audience care for her.
The visual style of this movie is strong and varied, yet has great focus. Cinematographer Annika Summerson has great attention to detail, composition and lighting scenes.
It was great fun colouring this film together with the director and dop. We started out with some reference images provided by the dop,
and worked further to create the right look of the movie. Turquoise was an important colour in the production design, which we built harmonies upon throughout the grade.
In addition we had to get a party scene to flow from late afternoon in to night time. A critical scene in the film was shot day-for-night.
We created a nice silvery summer night look, based on how light is in the northern-hemisphere at that time of year.
I also did the final online, which incuded animating the beautiful titles designed by Ingis.
"Camping with Ada" will be screened at festivals throughout 2016.
I´ll post a teaser as soon as it is available.
Production Company: De jentene der
Producer: Stine Blichfeldt
Screenplay: Bjørn Ekeberg & Hilde Susan Jægtnes
Cast: Åsmund Brede Eike , Dagny Backer Johnsen , Silvana Mihai , Francisca-Mihaela Trofimov
Director: Ina Therese Lerner Grevstad
DOP: Annika Summerson
Editor: Vidar Flataukan
Sound Design: Jorunn Børve Eriksen
Sound Mix: Daniel Lindvik
Colourist / Online Artist: Dylan R. Hopkin
Duration: 15 min
Original Format: Arri Alexa
Release Format: 2K DCP
Grade: DaVinci Resolve (MAC)
Online: Adobe Premiere / After Effects
NFI - Campingliv