Out of the 26 solid projects pitched in our Co-Production and Finance Market 2016 our participants voted the animation project “Amundsen & Nobile” to best pitch.
Amundsen & Nobile, by Norwegian director Kajsa Næss and produced by Tonje Skar Reiersen and Lise Fearnley (Mikrofilm), was voted best pitch at this years edition of the Co-Production and Finance Market. The award, which was delivered by the head of New Nordic Films Gyda Velvin Myklebus, is to participate at the Producers Network at Festival des Cannes 2017
Amundsen & Nobile
Two noble men and a lapdog board a giant airship and set out on a jeopardous quest to discover the North Pole. A tru-ish story. After triumphing in the deadly race for the South Pole, explorer superstar Roald Amundsen suffers from post-expedition blues. Only a new triumph in the ice can restore him to greatness. But he is tired of skiing. Amundsen gets a remarkable idea: to reach the North Pole by airship. Italian engineer Umberto Nobile dreams of glory and bold adventure, despite being an indoorsy type. When Amundsen commissions an airship, Nobile grasps this opportunity for fame. He brings along his beloved fox terrier Titina, regardless of her complete unsuitability for wilderness adventures.
Kajsa Næss is ready for her feature film debut, after 20 years as an innovative director of animated shorts,. She is known for her inventive approach to animation, constantly exploring new styles and techniques to create surprising films. Her award-winning shorts have been screened in prestigious festivals worldwide.
Lise Fearnley and Tonje Skar Reiersen are experienced animation producers. Among their credits are Oscar winner for best animated short The Danish Poet,Oscar nominee Me and My Moulton, It’s Up To You, Morningbird and Murmelton on Winter Holiday, and The Bøyg.
Mikrofilm was established in 1996 and is one of Norway’s leading animation studios. We are passionate about animation, and committed to our art. We are a director driven company, nurturing unique voices.