Brother

The two brothers, Paal and Erik haven’t had much contact lately. Erik has something to tell Paal, they meet at a coffee shop to talk. Before Erik can tell his brother why he wanted to meet him, Paal tells him some news that will change their relationship forever.

  • Tommy Naess
    Director
  • Tommy Naess
    Writer
  • Marie Fuglestein
    Producer
  • Linda Bolstad
    Producer
  • Tobias Santelman
    Key Cast
    Kon tiki
  • Kyrre Hellum
    Key Cast
    Lillyihammer
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    12 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    January 31, 2014
  • Production Budget:
    50,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Norway
  • Country of Filming:
    Norway
  • Language:
    Norwegian
  • Shooting Format:
    RED
  • Aspect Ratio:
    Cine
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • SHNIT
    Bern, Switserland
    October 12, 2014
  • BIFF
    Bergen, Norway
    September 27, 2014
    Europe Premier
  • Julien Dubuque International Film Festival
    Dubuque, Iowa
    April 26, 2015
    North American
  • DOFIFF
    Washington DC
    May 2, 2015
    Exelence Merit Award
  • GOA International Film Festival
    GOA, India
    June 1, 2015
    Indian Premiere
  • Palm Springs Short Fest
    Palm Springs
    June 20, 2015
  • Raindance FF
    London
    October 16, 2015
    English Premiere
  • San Jose FF
    San Jose, California
    October 30, 2015
  • Coronado FF
    San Diego, California
    November 28, 2015
    Audience Favourite
  • Reel Short film festival
    Grande Prairie
    May 1, 2016
    Canadian Premiere
Director Biography - Tommy Naess

Director Tommy Naess began as a commercial advertising photographer and has had a long and successful career working on a wide range of projects. The transition into working with film as a media began by creating music videos for bands that he photographed and commercials that where filmed at the same time as an advertising campaign was photographed.

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Director Statement

I got the idea for the story in BROR when I read a newspaper article about a man who bought himself a cancer operation for Christmas.

Our happiness and survival today depend so much on our economical status.
Norway is one of the richest countries in the world today, but we also have the highest percentage of personal debt. Nowadays, more and more people who have the money are traveling abroad for an operation because the waiting lines in Norway are too long.

With this film I not only wanted to point a finger to Norway’s health system but also tell the story of a person that completely disregards the well being of people close to him in his need for money. When his agenda is threatened he finds solutions that make sense to him even though he hurts the one that needs him the most.