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Walter & Alma

Synopsis ”WALTER & ALMA”

After losing both his wife and the use of his legs in a tragic car accident, Walter entrenches himself
behind a wall of fury and bitterness, bellowing at the world. One day, he crosses paths with 13-
year-old Alma who is visiting her mothers new boyfriend next door. The grown-ups go out to have a good time, leaving Alma to her own devices – alone with her ailing pet guinea pig.
Alma desperately needs the 549 Danish kroner it costs to take her pet to the vet, and when she spots the helpless, wheelchair-ridden Walter, she sees her chance to make some quick cash.

Unexpectedly, however, their encounter turns out to be a very special one – and one neither of
them will ever forget...

  • Thomas Levin
    Director
  • Thomas Levin
    Writer
  • Allan Stenild
    Producer
  • Kim Bodnia
    Key Cast
  • Magnus Jønk
    DP
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Comedy
  • Runtime:
    29 minutes 26 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 1, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    20,000 EUR
  • Country of Origin:
    Denmark
  • Country of Filming:
    Denmark
  • Language:
    Danish
  • Shooting Format:
    Alexa
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Thomas Levin

Thomas Levin (born 1978).
Actor, Writer and Director.
Member of The Danish Actors Association (DSF)
Member of Danish Dramatists (Danske Dramatikere)

Thomas Levin studied acting in New York at the William Esper Studio and with Mr. David Gideon and is one of the most renowned Danish actors of his generation and an acclaimed playwright

Since his debut in 1998, he has starred and appeared in numerous stage productions across all major theatres in Denmark ranging from classics to contemporary plays including Ghosts, Constellations and The Shape of things and a huge number of Danish contemporary plays.

On film, Thomas Levin made his screen debut in 1998 and has been in a several Danish feature and short films including Dagur Kari’s acclaimed graduation film Lost Weekend to the Danish epic The Gregersen Family/Lost Generation based on the Danish bestseller by the same name.

On TV, Thomas Levin has had large supporting roles in numerous tv series including Sommer, The Team, Those who kill and international smash-hit Borgen. Most recently he’s played the lead as Tom Noack in critically acclaimed Norskov (which has just been renewed for it’s second season) For his work on Norskov he received a Robert-nomination (The Danish Film Academy) for Best Actor in a TV-Drama.

Thomas Levin also served as artistic director for renowned Copenhagen-based Teater Grob 2005-2015. During this period he starred in several succesful plays at Teater Grob. Amongst the most important roles was Carsten in Home Sweet Home (2007) where he played a tormented soldier returning home from Iraq and for which he was nominated by The Danish Theatre Critics and also Reumert-nominated (the most prestigious stage award in Denmark) for Best Actor.

It was at Teater Grob that Thomas Levin began writing for the stage and he received the Reumert Award for Playwright of the Year in 2012 for his bitter-sweet comedy Peter and The Moose.

In addition to writing five plays for Teater Grob, Thomas has also written one episode of popular Danish tv series Rita for TV2.

Walter & Alma is Thomas Levins directorial debut.

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