In “Det lyse mørket” with follow the suicidal young man Eddie, and Kate who is fighting to stay alive.
Eddie is admitted to a psychiatric ward due to an attempted suicide. On the hospital rooftop he meets Kate, who is a high spirited girl.
She challenges him to either jump off the rooftop or face life and start living it.
Director Jade Hærem Aksnes studied directing at The American Film Institute.
Her graduation film, “Golden Thread”, has been screened at 18 different international film festivals, and has won 9 prizes, including Best Short Film and Best Director.
“Det lyse mørket” was beautifully shot by American DOP Michael Spencer Smith, he also edited the movie.
Inspiration for the look where movies like "Tree of life" and "Oslo, August 31", with additional imagery from other movies.
As with all grading-sessions we viewed the inspirational imagery, and developed our own look for this story.
Both the director and the DOP wanted a natural, crisp look with a touch of cyan. This was the path we took.
The film will be screened at festivals world wide during 2016 - 2017.
Check out the trailer!
Production Company: Zarepta Film
Director: Jade Hærem Aksnes
Screenplay: Jade Hærem Aksnes
Producer: Siv Aksnes
Cast: Julian Hærem Aksnes , Dagny Backer Johnsen , Anton Styve
DOP / Editor: Michael Spencer Smith
Sound Design: Gisle Tveito
Colorist: Dylan R. Hopkin
Camera: Arri Amira
Master: 2K DCP