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End of Night

Venice VR Expanded

Director:
David Adler
Production:
Makropol (Mikkel Skov, Mads Damsbo), Novelab
Running Time:
49’
Language:
English
Country:
Denmark, France
Main Cast:
Jens Jørn Spottag, Niklas Herskind, Lea Gregersen
Screenplay:
Hans Frederik Jacobsen, David Adler
Cinematographer:
Balder Brüsch
Editor:
Carl Marott
Music:
William Basinski
Sound:
Mads Michelsen
Platform:
Viveport
Devices:
HTC Vive/Vive Pro/Pro 2 Oculus Rift/Rift S/Quest w/link
Technical director:Bastian Leonhardt Strube
Art director:Gustav Pontoppidan
Technical programmer:Oscar Louw
Lead photogrammetry manager:Mark William Kilford
Lead animator:Philip Rodriguez
Creative technologist:Carl Emil Carlsen
Production designer:Gustav Pontoppidan
Costume designers:Sarah Emilie Thaning, Simone Lauritzen
Light Director:Frederik Hilmer

Synopsis

1943. You are sitting in a boat with Josef. He is rowing from occupied Denmark to safety in neutral Sweden. As the boat crosses the ocean, the sea gives way to the streets and people that populate his mind. Your journey together becomes a living landscape of painful recollections from the night of his escape. As dawn draws near, you will witness the trauma of escape and the guilt of surviving—when those you love are left behind.

Director’s Statement

End of Night is a story that probes how the choices we make in the present eventually become a memory. I want the audience to have a personal meeting with a refugee, someone whose life is defined by memories. I worked with the story of my family, as well as the stories of escape that occupy my native city. However much they may be part of the past, exploring them became a way to understand that escape is not something that only happens to other people in other places. It has happened and is happening in our time. In Josef, the character of the refugee, I kept encountering the conflict between wanting to tell my story and share my pain, with the fear of exposing my weaknesses and shame.

Production/Distribution

PRODUCTION 1: Mikkel Skov, Mads Damsbo – Makropol
Kompagnistræde, 21, 4 sal.
1208, København K, Denmark
Tel. +45 31416249
mikkel@makropol.dk
http://www.makropol.dk

PRODUCTION 2: Paul Mezier – Novelab
12, rue de l’Ancienne Comédie
75006, Parigi, Francia
Tel. +33 751420556
paul.mezier@novelab.net
https://novelab.io/

WORLD SALES: Mikkel Skov, Mads Damsbo – Makropol
Kompagnistræde, 21, 4 sal. 1208, København K, Denmark
Tel. +45 31416249
mikkel@makropol.dk
http://www.makropol.dk

PRESS OFFICE: Sofie Lykke Stenstrop - PARTOUT
Paris
Tel. +33 767 16 16 53
sofiestenstrop@gmail.com
https://www.partout-pr.com


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