WINNER: "BEST LEAD ACTOR AWARD" - MIKKEL VADSHOLT
- NORDIC INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (NEW YORK, USA)
WINNER: "BEST FOREIGN FEATURE FILM"
- MARYLAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2018
NOMINATION: Méliès d'Argent AWARD
- Lund International Fantastic Film Festival
NOMINATION: "BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS" - SIIR TILIF
- NIFF (New YORK)
"BAKERMAN is a Nordic "Falling Down".
A film that is as shocking with its vigilante story as it is captivating with its determination...." - CPH:PIX Film Festival (program)
"..best feature submitted (in competition) to the festival,
IMHO ~ and I screened it all. A wonderful film and a valuable piece of socially conscious Nordic Noir filmmaking. An indication of exceptional work to come...you were up against some extraordinary films, each phenomenal in their separate ways. For me the merge of social consciousness and audience awareness in "Bakerman" is what made it such a cinematic achievement." - Dingle International Film Festival / Programmer & Screenwriter - Brian MacEvilly
"... really liked BAKERMAN and the sinister twist you give to the superhero tropes lingering in pop culture right now and was amazed by Mikkel Vandsholt's performance oscillating between touching introspection and vulnerability and these violent outbursts that are both shocking
and eerily relatable." - Munich International Film Festival (programmer)
Never corner a baker...
Jens (Mikkel Vadsholdt) has accepted far too much for too long. Being the shy night-owl he is, he keeps to himself, but the world will not let him be. The new master baker's quality starts
slackening, and when a bunch of yobs one day smash the window of Jens's car, he takes one of them out. Intoxicated by his own new unexpressed vigour, Jens comes out of his shell, but the destructive driving force leads him towards a free fall.
Headed by the always solid Mikkel Vadsholdt (The Sunfish), who here manages to arouse our empathy in a role of a reserved man who has difficulty coping with the light of day.
David Noel BourkeDirectorLast Exit,No Right Turn
David Noel BourkeWriterLast Exit, No Right Turn
Mikkel VadsholtKey CastThe Sunfish, The Green Butchers, Clown
Mia LerdamKey CastHotel Stalker, Rita
Brian HjulmannKey CastThe Bridge, First Movers
Siir TilifKey CastDicte, Letters For Amina
Rasmus Leo HansenCinematographyFamily Honor
Nikolaj LindbladCinematographyFamily Honor
Rika Yasui HammenAssistant directorFinal Case, Helium
Evelina DobranovaProduction Designer
Anders Søndergaard DahlMusic
Michael Vrede NielsenColor GradingSnuppet
Asser BorgenSound DesignerWilbur wants to kill himself
David Noel BourkeFilm EditorLast Exit, No Right Turn
Genres:Drama, character study, thriller, romance, irish, danish, nordic, noir, nordicnoir, revenge, murder, society, immigration
Runtime:1 hour 23 minutes 8 seconds
Completion Date:October 28, 2016
Country of Origin:Denmark
Country of Filming:Denmark
Shooting Format:4K raw
CPH PIX 2016copenhagen
October 29, 2016
World Premiere, Danish premiere
Dingle International Film Festival 2017Dingle
March 24, 2017
Munich International Film Festival 2017 (Filmfest Munchen)Munich
June 23, 2017
Lund International Fantastic Film Festival 2017 (fff.se)Lund
October 1, 2017
Méliès d’Argent 2017 (nominated)
Scandinavian International Film Festival 2017Helsinki
October 28, 2017
Nordic International Film Festival (NEW YORK, USA)New York
October 13, 2017
US & North American Premiere
Mikkel Vadsholt - BEST MALE ACTOR in a feature film
Richard Harris International Film Festival 2017Limerick
October 26, 2017
Nordic Film Festival (ICELAND) 2018Reykjavík
February 24, 2018
Maryland International Film Festival 2018Maryland
April 28, 2018
WINNER "BEST FOREIGN FEATURE FILM"
David Noel Bourke is an Irish director/writer/editor residing in Denmark.
An efficient writer, director, and editor, David has made three independent feature films: LAST EXIT (2003), NO RIGHT TURN (2009), and BAKERMAN (2017). These films have been launched around the world from US, Germany, Sweden and Denmark. Two new film projects are in the pipeline, an Irish comedy feature in the style of Roddy Doyle and brand new science fiction project.
"Bakerman" 2017 (feature film) FESTIVALS:
+ World Premiere CPH:PIX (DENMARK)
+ Dingle International Film Festival 2017 (IRELAND)
+ Munich International Film Festival 2017 (GERMANY)
+ Lund International Fantastic Film Festival 2017 (SWEDEN)
------> **NOMINATION: Méliès d'Argent AWARD **
+ SCANDINAVIAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2017
+ NORDIC INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (NEW YORK, USA)
------> **WINNER: "BEST ACTOR AWARD" - MIKKEL VADSHOLT**
------> **NOMINATION: "BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS" - SIIR TILIF**
+ RICHARD HARRIS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2017
+ NORDIC FILM FESTIVAL 2018 (ICELAND)
+ MARYLAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2018
------> **WINNER: "BEST FOREIGN FEATURE FILM"**
A writer, director, editor who enjoys the process of filmmaking and who made three independent feature films that have been launched around the world from US, Germany, Sweden and Denmark. His last movie was screened at CPH:PIX 2016, the biggest film festival in Denmark and was part of the independent journey film panel at Dingle International Film Festival in 2017.
My films are typically atmospheric puzzle pieces, moody with much dark humour. A film should challenge - but it should be a fun and interesting challenge.