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Oswald earns his living by making videos for his channel "OsWorld", on the video sharing platform, “MeTube”. The constant demand from his growing audience and insatiable ambition drives him forward. He must constantly plunge new depths to keep his subscribers, the “OsWorldians”, entertained. Despite him doing so, he feels that he is underachieving and wants more.
An opportunity presents itself in the form of a suicidal fan, offering his life for one of Oswald’s videos. He knows the “bad” publicity would perpetuate him to super stardom, but do the ends justify the means?

This dark comedic and intense thriller, will not only keep the audience entertained and on the edge of their seats, but also leave them questioning what cost their entertainment comes at.

  • Philip Hedegaard Povlsen
  • Oskar Groot
  • Asger Sisseck
  • Jonah Pinny
    Director of Photography
  • Téo Lepetit
    Key Cast
  • Jesper Møller
    Key Cast
  • John Bonadies
    Key Cast
  • Karoline Rosalina Heiberg
    Key Cast
  • Asger Sisseck
  • Jonah Pinny
  • Severin Wedel
    Sound Design
  • Alex Rudniak
  • Anthon Brouneus Bøttkjær
    Assistant Camera
  • Anthon Brouneus Bøttkjær
  • Jonah Pinny
  • Jonah Pinny
    Graphic Design
  • Project Type:
  • Genres:
    Drama, Dark Comedy
  • Runtime:
    29 minutes 45 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 6, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    1,750 EUR
  • Country of Origin:
  • Country of Filming:
  • Language:
    Danish, English
  • Shooting Format:
    Blackmagic RAW
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Odense International Film Festival
    August 27, 2020
    Official Selection, DK
  • New York Lift-Off Online
    New York
    United States
    North American Premiere
Distribution Information
  • Kbh Film- & Fotoskole
    Country: Denmark
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Philip Hedegaard Povlsen

Philip Hedegaard Povlsen is a Danish director based in Copenhagen, Denmark, passionate about storytelling and its impact on the world. Growing up focused on creativity and the arts, he has always loved telling stories through painting and music. He quickly found out in his late teenage years that the world of filmmaking was a place where he wanted to fully express himself. Since then he has travelled and experienced many different countries on his quest to appreciate and understand the world and its stories. He went on to attend KBH Film- & Fotoskole and spent the year focusing on directing and storytelling. ‘OsWorld’ has been the start of his career as a director and so he now wishes to further develop as a filmmaker and look out for new exciting and important stories to tell.

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Director Statement

- “Can you remember who you were before the world told you who you should be?”

The world is now more connected than ever because of the internet yet somehow it feels disconnected at the same time. Our lives have been divided into two worlds; the physical world and the digital world. As individuals we all want to be liked. It’s an undeniable instinct. The digital world has provided us with an infinite platform for people to feel liked. So much so it has lead to a toxic addiction for appreciation and “fame” in society. Likes and shares in the digital world have become our priority over reality in the physical world. If you’re not somebody you’re nobody. In this race for recognition we lose sight of the behaviour we end up promoting and the influence it has on other people and generations.

Human curiosity is one of our strongest assets but it can get the better of us. We must resist
promoting a culture where having the most clicks in the digital world is considered essential in the real world. We end up choosing sensation over truth and this does not end until we all see a bigger picture. More than ever we need to remember that we as individuals have a responsibility.
Our clicks and our support is where the power lies.

After the writer, Oskar Groot, pitched the concept of ‘OsWorld’ to me I was instantly sold. I knew it was an essential story that had to be told. From then on it was a process of following the
development of the script and forming a team of people I knew would have the same passion for the project. We found the amazing Téo Lepetit early on and, in collaboration, we developed the character, Oswald, around his personal attributes. Téo manages to bring amazing physicality into
the character and has a powerful palette of emotions which make him so perfect in the role of this complex character.
The film’s visual language is designed to reflect the major duality in the character and story. Most importantly his way of behaving “on camera” and “off camera”, or rather the two world’s Oswald
lives in; the digital world and the physical world. I worked closely with the DP, Jonah Pinny, to build the two contrasting worlds, drawing inspiration from Nightcrawler, American Psycho and Black Mirror. The physical world in the film we knew needed to be very methodical and calculated in contrast to the wild and raw energy of the digital world. With our approach to filming mirroring these two styles we wanted our audience to understand the reality behind the screen of real-life characters represented by Oswald.