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It’s the most important soccer match of the year. Coach Lasse will do everything to win it.
Young Tobias is misguided to injure the other team’s star player. Accidentally the consequences are brutal and Tobias is the only and apparent scapegoat.

A modern, suspenseful "Hitchcockian" coming-of-age moral drama that develops into a thriller, when the young Tobias is called on to be smarter and stronger than the adults around him.

  • Søren Grinderslev Hansen
    The Black Sheep
  • Søren Grinderslev Hansen
    My Good Enemy, Dannys' Doomsday
  • Christian Junget Madsen
    Tv Commercials, Mørke rum (Short), Chicky Red Grill (Short)
  • Jan Linnebjerg
    Key Cast
    Alletiders Jul (Tv Series), Alletiders Nisse (Tv Series), Alletiders Julemand (Tv Series), Bølle Bob, Pyrus på Pletten, Pyrus i alletiders Juleeventyr (Tv Series), Mikkel og Guldkortet (Tv Series)
  • Helmer Solberg
    Key Cast
    Op med Halen (Tv Series), Juleønsket (Tv Series)
  • Lars Bom
    Key Cast
    Strisser på Samsø (Tv-series), Klatretøsen, Pusher, Rejseholdet (Tv-series), Max (Tv Series), Max Pinlig, Max Pinlig 2, Max Pinlig 3, a.o.
  • Rasmus Flensborg
    Key Cast
    Sink (Short), #Fairhood (Webisodes)
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    29 minutes 40 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 28, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    10,000 EUR
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  • 38th LUCAS International Children's Film Festival
    September 20, 2016
    German premiere
  • Nordisk Panorama Film Festival
    September 20, 2016
    Swedish premiere
  • Children’s Film Festival Seattle
    United States
    January 28, 2017
    North American premiere
    Special Jury Prize for Best Cinematography in a Film for Ages 12+
Director Biography - Søren Grinderslev Hansen

Søren Grinderslev Hansen was born October 4th 1985 in the southern part of Denmark. At the age of six, he already knew he would become a filmmaker.

Søren Grinderslev Hansen is 100% self taught screenwriter and director. He wrote his first feature film script of 100 pages when he was 15 years old and has had two feature films premiered in Danish cinemas:
”MY GOOD ENEMY” (2010) and ”DANNY’S DOOMSDAY” (2014).

Søren Grinderslev Hansen was also an episode writer on the second season of the TV series ”DICTE”, runtime at TV2 and Netflix and he has worked as first assistant director on 8 episodes of the BAFTA awarded DR drama series ”BORGEN”.

Søren Grinderslev Hansen has directed 5 short films and a variety of popular Danish music videos that is currently holding a Danish YouTube record of 15 million plays.

Søren is currently working as a scriptwriter on a feature animation film "Minna and the Dream Builders". The project is in development through the Danish Film Institute and is to be co-produced to an international audience.

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Director Statement

I want to approach the young audience, taking them seriously. From the age of 5 till I was 12 the VHS machine was literally my "nanny". I grew up watching titles like Back to the Future, Jurassic Park, Indiana Jones, E.T., Stand By Me, Batman, Ghostbusters and heck even Robocop and Terminator. Believe it or not these movies were made for kids and teens. They sold toys and lunchboxes for crying out loud! What was so great about these films was that they didn't patronize their audience. These movies talked to us - the kids. And we totally loved and embraced them for it. These movies didn't traumatize or hurt us, as many fear that similar movies do today. It was pure and simple entertainment we knew that. But, most importantly, it was entertainment with heart and brain. Even the animated features were not afraid to get up close and personal. "The Land Before Time" and "The Lion King" both dealt with huge emotions and themes like death and grief.

With this short story "SLUSH ICE" I want to tell about my own childhood experience. When I played football (soccer) myself and learned about life WITHOUT the supervision of my "nanny". When I was outside my "safe zone", no longer protected by the wonders and joy of my magic VHS machine. When I was instead out there, in real life, playing in the local football club, trying to please and live up to the big expectations of my coach. When things sometimes got unpleasant. When the adults pushed us kids in wrong directions. Not because the adults where deliberately malevolent. No simply because they had their own goals and dreams that they could only realize through the kids. See in this place, there was no laws or rights that protected us. It's a grey zone, the relationship between the "master and apprentice". In all aspects of life by the way – it’s universal.

It's only later in life that I learnt that the grown-ups are not always right. And it's not everything they say, that's for your (the kid’s) own good.

That's a harsh life-lesson. That's scary. This is the real stuff that traumatizes kids. I bet everyone experience it at some point at their journey from child to teen, some way or another.

If it were a movie, it would be a pretty harrowing movie. It would look like a Hitchcock thriller for children.

So that's what I've tried to do. I've tried to get serious again. Like my "nanny" was. I think the kids can handle it. It’s time for thrilling entertainment. With heart and brain.