The Apartment

Tom is going to deliver a drum set to an apartment. The owners are away for the weekend. Alone in the apartment, Tom starts to try out how it would be if he is the one that lives here. He gets more end more comfortable in the others life. Suddely a third person comes in to the apartment, what will Tom do now?

  • Tommy Naess
    Director
    Brother
  • Tommy Naess
    Writer
    Brother
  • Erlend Haarr Eriksson
    Producer
  • Trond Morten Sandtorv
    Key Cast
    Ekornet
  • Rod Johnsen
    Key Cast
    Ekornet
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Leiligheten
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    18 minutes 57 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 31, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    50,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Norway
  • Country of Filming:
    Norway
  • Language:
    Norwegian
  • Shooting Format:
    RED
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Tommy Naess

Director Tommy Naess began as a commercial advertising photographer and has had a long and successful career working on a wide range of projects. The transition into working with film as a media began by creating music videos for bands that he photographed and commercials that where filmed at the same time as an advertising campaign was photographed.

This film is Tommy Naess 2nd narrative short film after he made Brother in 2014.

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Director Statement

With this film i want to give you an insight on how it could be to change once life. Forget about the stress of everyday life and just start over.

I got the idea for the story in The Apartment when I had to return a drum set myself. In the apartment where I was returning the drums I started to think of how it would be to live there. Forget kids and the life you live now, just close the door and start over again.

I want to tell the story almost without dialogue. The film moves slowly forward whit long takes. I want the audience to feel the emptiness in Tom’s life. His longing for doing something else.

The drama within this film is in how far will he go in trying out a new life. There are three turning points in the film, the fear of being discovered, getting comfortable and getting a new friend. During Tom's afternoon in the apartment he gets to feel how it would be if he had a different life. This quiet and slow film I hope will give the audience time to reflect on how our choices in life leads to new paths. How would it be if we just walked away from it all and started over in someone else's life.