"Her er Harold" is director / writer Gunnar Vikene's third feature film. He has also directed several popular TV-drama series and a large number of commercials.
Vikene has got a unique style of storytelling which makes him one of my favorite Norwegian directors.
The main character, Harold, is played by veteran actor Bjørn Sundquist. Sundquist is a extremely talented and multifaceted actor.
For over 40 years, Harold has been running a successful business, "Lunde Furniture" together with his wife, Marny. But this comes to an end when IKEA decides to open a new superstore right next door to Harold's small furniture shop. Harold and Marny lose both their shop and their home to the bank, and to make matter worse, Marny is starting to lose her memory. In mounting anger and desperation, Harold wants revenge. He arms himself with a pistol, gets into his old Saab, and sets off for Älmhult, Sweden, in order to kidnap his Nemesis - the founder of IKEA, Ingvar Kamprad. But unfortunately, Kamprad is quite happy to be kidnapped.
I had the pleasure to do the final online and composited a number of visual effect shots for the feature.
In addition to that I also graded / onlined / comped a 3 1/2 min promo for promotional use at the Cannes Film Festival.
The movie premieres 31th October 2014. Meanwhile check out the trailer!
Production Company: Mer Film
Producer: Maria Ekerhovd
Director / Writer: Gunnar Vikene
Cast: Bjørn Sundquist , Björn Granath , Fanny Ketter , Vidar Magnussen , Veslemøy Mørkrid
DOP: Simon Pramsten
Film Editor: Frida Eggum Michaelsen
Sound Design: Bent Erik Holm
VFX Supervisor: Morten Moen
VFX Studio: Stormstudios
Colorist: Julien Alary
Online Editor / Compositor: Dylan R. Hopkin
Camera: Arri Alexa (QT Prores4444 Log-C)
Duration: 90 minutes
Release date: 31th October 2014