Kaassassuk - The Movie

Kaassassuk is made in a unique collaboration with children from the orphanage in Uummannaq, Greenland and Perlefilm, 2016. The movie is a 20 min. stop-motion film based on the famous Greenlandic folktale.

The children from the orphanage have participated in all aspects of the creative and artistic processes such as music, singing, animation, characters and background designs. The soundtrack also includes original Inuit throat singing and drumming.

The movie is made entirely with authentic Greenlandic materials and a unique collection of traditional Greenlandic arts and crafts e.g. pearls, claws from polar bears, furs, tupilak, designs and even ice all mixed with the children’s own drawings and illustrations.

We follow an orphan from his birth and later outcast till he grows up as a fearless hunter. As a child Kaassassuk is unwanted by the hunters in the village. His foster family tells Kaassassuk that he must go and meet the Great Spirit, hence only the spirit can give him strength to become a great hunter. Kaassassuk returns after a long journey to the village with new great powers. But it is up to Kaassassuk to determine how to use the strength and power – will he seek revenge?

  • Rikke Hallund
    Otto & Sut, Mira & Marie
  • Folktale/ Claus Johnsen
  • Claus Johnsen
  • Karina Møller
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Short, Other
  • Genres:
    stop-motion, drama, kids
  • Runtime:
    20 minutes 30 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 9, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    2,000 EUR
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  • Rovaneimi
    November 4, 2016
    European premiere
Distribution Information
  • Perlefilm
    Country: Denmark
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Rikke Hallund

Danish Award winning animation movie director, 48. Founder of Perlefilm - a danish independent production company. Rikke was also founder of a private stop-motion film school for kids. Rikke is best known for the award winning animation tv series "Mira & Marie" and for the motion picture (animation) Otto & Sut.

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