Private Project

Nina Massara: 'Postcard to New Orleans'

In the dying echo of an intimate performance, a young artist sings a yearning love song to her boyfriend who is far away.

  • Anders Helde
    You Can Play, The Boy Who Couldn't Swim, Nexus
  • Anders Helde
    You Can Play, The Boy Who Couldn't Swim, Nexus
  • Nina Massara
    All That I'll Ever Need
  • Anders Helde
    You Can Play, The Boy Who Couldn't Swim, Nexus
  • Iben Methling Restorff
  • Nina Massara
    Key Cast
    All That I'll Ever Need
  • Sine Vadstrup Brooker
    Landet af Glas, Maria, Skyggebokser
  • Kristine Thorp
    Production Designer
  • Stefan Garfield Rasch Holm
    Sound Recordist
    Finis Terra, Harmoni, Stina Karina
  • Nina Massara
    All That I'll Ever Need
  • Morten Wittrock
    All That I'll Ever Need
  • Project Type:
    Music Video
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes 23 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 29, 2017
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Director Biography - Anders Helde


You Can Play Writer/Director American Film Institute
Forward Motion Writer/Director American Film Institute
Reckoning Writer/Director American Film Institute
Damned Director American Film Institute
Nexus Producer/Director Superior Films
The Boy Who Couldn’t Swim
Writer/Producer/Director Superior Films
The Church Writer/Producer/Director Superior Films
Songs From the Beyond
Writer/Executive Producer Superior Films
The Painting Writer/Producer/Director Superior Films


Horsens Statsfængsel MC
Storyline/Director DK4, Danish Television


Nina Massara: Postcard to New Orleans
Producer/Director Creative Space
The 45 Second Realtor
Writer/Producer/Director RobinHus Realty Firm
SIRENA Recorder Quartet Promo
Producer/Director SIRENA Recorder Quartet

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Director Statement

The first time I heard the song I immediately felt close to the character and her emotions. Having been in a long distance relationship for 2.5 years myself, I knew what it meant to be far away from the one you love. I wanted to put the audience in that very intimate, emotional and lonely place that the singer is in as she sings her song. As soon as she opens up and begins to sing she creates a very defined and intimate space, and that was the space that I wanted to put the audience in. By not cutting I wanted to create a presence, and an immediacy, that the audience can't escape from -- it was my way of saying to the audience "You have to hear this and I won't disturb you. Now listen."

The other key element was to create a journey that the singer goes through from feeling a strong yearning and longing, and actual weakness, to gradually finding her strength. She regains her strength and self-respect through singing but she can't open up yet, she can't look into the eyes of the people around her, the audience. By being introvert and by not looking at us, the audience, the people who are looking in, she reaches a point at the end of the song where she has the power and self-confidence to speak out loud about her boyfriend's infidelity and confronts him with it when she looks directly at us - and him - for the first and last time.