08.01.2016: "VI KAN IKKE HJELPE ALLE" - SHORT film - Grading

Director Nina Knag delivers a strong story in this short film.
We meet a girl, Alexa, and her young mother in a awkward situation where the brutal truth of being poor comes to light.

What does it feel like to not be able to offer your child it's basic needs?

Knag and cinematographer Karl Erik Brøndbo take us on a journey of social realism where we can feel the pain and joy.
Alexa takes control and helps her mother in their time of need.

It was great fun grading this short movie. The initial reference for the look was the work of director Andrea Arnold, including films like WASP and Fish Tank.
We tried different approaches and made our own twist to the colour and texture of the film, where we wanted to make things gritty and real.
The production design already had a defined palette including hues of blue, green and magenta. All of which we built upon.

Brøndbo is a very talented DOP with a great eye for story and aesthetics, the choice of shooting in 1.33:1 aspect enables the audience get closer to the characters.

The film will be available at festivals throughout early 2016.

Check out the teaser!

Credit shortlist:
Production Company: Banaccas Film
Screenplay: Nina Knag
Based on a book by: Ingvild H. Rishøi
Cast: Helene Bergsholm , Alette Johanne Hellesøy Sæle , Trond Hjort Nilssen
Producer: Sara Waldeck
Director: Nina Knag
DOP: Karl Erik Brøndbo
Sound Design: Jorunn Børve Eriksen
Editor: Jens Christian Fodstad
Colourist: Dylan R. Hopkin

Technical details:

Duration: 10 min
Original Format: Arri Amira
Release Format: 2K DCP
Aspect: 1.33:1

Post-production gear:
Grade: DaVinci Resolve (MAC)

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