My Favourite Criminal

ENGLISH:
One day, Iben gets an English assignment at school that proves difficult to solve. Iben and her classmates is encouraged by their English teacher to present a personal essay in front of the class with the headline "My favorite criminal".

"My favourite criminal" is a hybrid fictional documentary film about having a father in prison. The film is a result of interviews and an essay written by a girl who has that - a father in prison. In the film, "Iben" and everyone around her are anonymized using actors.

NORWEGIAN:
«My favourite criminal» er en dokumentarisk kortfilm om å ha en pappa i fengsel. Fortellingen er et resultat av intervju, samtaler og et essay skrevet av en jente som nettopp har det – en pappa i fengsel. I filmen er «Iben» og alle rundt henne anonymisert ved bruk av skuespillere.

En dag får Iben en engelskoppgave på skolen som viser seg vanskelig å løse. Iben og klassekameratene oppfordres av engelsklæreren til å presentere et personlig essay foran klassen med tittelen «My favourite Criminal».

  • Torgeir Kalvehagen
    Director
  • Torgeir Kalvehagen
    Writer
  • Livar Hølland
    Producer
  • Guro Øverbø
    Key Cast
  • Anne-Sophie Erichsen
    Key Cast
  • Tor Arne Ursin
    Key Cast
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    My Favourite Criminal
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Genres:
    Fiction, Documentary, Hybrid
  • Runtime:
    10 minutes 9 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 11, 2022
  • Production Budget:
    45,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Norway
  • Country of Filming:
    Norway
  • Language:
    Norwegian
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    DCI Scope
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Barnefilmfestivalen
    Kristiansand
    Norway
    April 19, 2022
    Norwegian Premiere
Distribution Information
  • Sanden Media
    Sales Agent
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Torgeir Kalvehagen

ENGLISH:
Torgeir Kalvehagen works as a director and producer at Filmplot and Sanden Media. In the early 1990s he started his career in the children department of NRK, the Norwegian public broadcast services. Kalvehagen has studied film in the Czech Republic, the US and at the University of Volda in Norway.

NORWEGIAN:
Kalvehagen jobber som produsent og regissør for Filmplot og Sanden media. Han startet sin karriere i NRK barne- og ungdomsavdelingen tidlig på 1990-tallet. Kalvehagen har studert film i Tsjekkia, USA og ved Høgskolen i Volda.

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