Photo by: Daniel Voldheim
A lot has happened since we finished shooting in Trollhättan back in May 2011. Our five friends have gone Into The White. Our Director Petter Næss has gone into the editing suite and back out again. The film has been sold to 22 territories and the grand world premiere at Filmfest Oslo 4/3 2012 is getting closer by the minute!
In a small room right above the blue door Frida and Petter turned tons of material into the white. Photo by: Frida Eggum Michaelsen
The editing, which was done by Frida Eggum Michaelsen in Bergen, Norway, went really well. With a recipe that includes equal parts drama, absurdity and humour movie magic was made. Snow and wind machines cut out and our heroes now travel back and forth between a fridge in Trollhättan and a mountain top in Grotli faster than you can say “Heinkel 111”. After an intense editing period both Petter and Frida are happy with the result. Or as Petter puts it “Jeg har fått laget den filmen jeg vil”, (I’ve made the film I wanted to make).
Petter and Frida, happy with the result. Photo by: Vidar Langeland
Another big part of any film is the audio and Into The White is no exception. The wind and the weather in this film is a character in it self and Petter has used the sound of this to enhance the intensity and mood of the different scenes. Also “the cabin has its sounds, and so does the men” and Petter has tried to make the most of them all. The score is composed by Nils Petter Molvaer and my reports from the fort has it that the final touches has been made and that it sounds really good. All the parts are slowly falling into place. After the test screening of the trailer in the premiere cinema we used the norwegian adjective “Superfett” (≈Super Awesome) and we hope that will be your opinion as well once you get to see the film.