Shorta

Shorta

Greek premiere

For unclear reasons, a young immigrant taken into police custody has fallen into a coma. Meanwhile, two police officers are on routine patrol in a notorious Copenhagen ghetto area. When the news of the youngster’s death gets out, all hell breaks loose and the two edgy (anti)heroes have to fight tooth and claw for a way out. A sharp-edged adventure of life-and-death urgency that delivers an acute social commentary, without resorting to simpleminded blame games or clean-cut definitions.

Screening Schedule

No scheduled screenings.


Direction: Anders Olholm, Frederik Louis Hviid
Script: Anders Olholm, Frederik Louis Hviid
Cinematography: Jacob Møller
Editing: Anders Albjerg Kristiansen
Sound: Morten Green
Music: Martin Dirkov
Actors: Jacob Hauberg Lohmann, Simon Sears, Tarek Zayat
Production: Toolbox Film
Producers: Morten Kaufmann, Signe Leick Jensen
Sets: Gustav Pontoppidan
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: Denmark
Production Year: 2020
Duration: 108΄
Distribution in Greece: One from the Heart
Contact: Charades

Anders Ølholm

Anders Ølholm graduated as a screenwriter from the National Film School of Denmark in 2009. He made his debut with the superhero film Antboy, which had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2013. The following year, he wrote the screenplay for Fenar Ahmad’s highly acclaimed hip hop drama Ækte Vare (Flow) and Antboy: Revenge of the Red Fury, which was selected for the Berlinale in the Generation Kplus section and won a Danish Robert Award for Best Children’s Film. In 2015, he made his directorial debut with the short film King, which was also selected for Toronto. In 2017, he received a Robert nomination for his screenplay for the third film in the Antboy trilogy, which has been sold to more than 80 countries. Most recently, he wrote the screenplay for the screen version of Jonas T. Bengtsson’s prize-winning novel Aminas Breve (Letters for Amina).

Filmography

2020 Shorta (co-direction)

Frederik Louis Hviid

Frederik Louis Hviid wrote and directed his first short film, Palma, which in addition to being nominated at the Stockholm International Film Festival 2013, also secured him a place at the prominent independent film school, Super16. His bank robbery film King was selected for the Odense International Film Festival , in Denmark, in 2015, and went on to be shortlisted for a Robert Award before finding its way to Cannes, in 2016. At the same time, Frederik was working at DR-Drama where he directed an episode of the acclaimed series Follow the Money. His graduation film, Halvmand, with Jens Albinus in the lead male role, opened the 2016 CPH PIX Festival and is currently enjoying success at festivals around the world – from OFF in Odense to the New Orleans International Film Festival. Most recently, the film won the Young Director Award for Best Short Film at the 2017 Cannes Lions Festival and has recently been nominated for a Robert Award at the 2018 ceremony. In addition to short films and features, Frederik furthers his passion for dramatic storytelling by directing commercials and music videos for Danish and international clients. At the start of 2016, he received The Nordic Creative Talent Award for his films for the Danish non-profit organisation, BØRNEfonden.

Filmography

2020 Shorta (co-direction)