Towards the end of 2010 the guys behind the successful dark comedy "Dag" shot a feature film called "Fuck Up".
The story is centered around Jack (played by Jon Øigarden) , who is pretty content with life, but needs to cut back on his consummation of women and drugs.
Jack's best friend crashes a car on a drug-run and everything goes to hell. The following 24hrs Jack falls from grace and hits rock-bottom!
In flashbacks he dreams back to when he was growing up with his childhood friends, in an age where everything was perfect. Or was it?
I really like the film-making approach these guys have, and I have been fortunate enough to be able to grade 15 episodes of "Dag".
So grading the first teaser for "Fuck Up" was equally enjoyable!
Director Øystein Karlsen and DOP Pål Bugge Hågenrud wanted a very dark, desaturated look with plenty of contrast.
Something that would match the nature of the story, as well as amplifying the cold Scandinavian light.
I reckon that "Fuck Up" will also be available outside of Norway because of the Scandinavian all-star cast which includes:
Jon Øigarden, Tuva Novotny, Anders Baasmo Christiansen, Atle Antonsen,
Iben Hjejle, Lennart Jähkel and Rebecka Hemse.
The movie has it's opening night in Norway, 16th of March 2012.
Distribution: SF Norge
Production Company: Viafilm , Illusion Film
Producer: Anders Tangen
Director: Øystein Karlsen
Screenplay: Øystein Karlsen & Kristoffer Schau
DOP: Pål Bugge Haagenrud
Teaser Editor: Simen Malmø
Sound Design: Stig Holte, Tormod Ringnes
Teaser Colourist / Online Editor: Dylan R. Hopkin
Original Format: Canon 1D MKIV DLSR
Release Format: DCP - Cinema release