Director Iselin Saga is a talented young director who also been a freelance actor.
She studied at Westerdals ACT, and been part of Viken Akadamiet for up-and-coming creative talent.
As a part of the Viken programme I was contacted by producer Petter Onstad Løkken, whom I have previously worked with on the horror short film "Polaroid".
He asked if I would like to grade "Erica". He explained the story and told me about the great cast, which includes award winning actors Ine Marie Wilmann , Mads Ousdal and Anne Ryg.
We meet the married couple Liv and Sebastian. Sebastian is having an affair with his younger co-worker Erica.
One evening Liv invites Erica over to their home for a gin and tonic night.
After a while their pleasant evening turns in to a number of unexpected situations.
According to the director, some of the story is based on a real life experience.
I had great pleasure grading this 20 minute short film together with the director and the cinematographer Runar Sørheim.
They requested a warm, lush feeling for the interior scenes and cooler complimentary hues for the exterior scenes.
All topped of with some yummy 35mm film-grain to give the movie a touch of texture.
The movie will be screened at short film festivals during 2015 / 2016.
I'll post a teaser as soon as it's available.
Producer: Petter Onstad Løkke
Director & Screenwriter: Iselin Saga
Cast: Ine Marie Wilmann , Mads Ousdal and Anne Ryg
DOP: Runar Sørheim
Sound Design: Else G. Ljøstad
Editor: Sully Reed
Colourist / Online Artist: Dylan R. Hopkin
Duration: 20 min
Original Format: Arri Alexa (2K Prores XQ)
Release Format: 2K DCP
Grade: DaVinci Resolve (MAC)