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Sheltered by pulsating afro beats, a love story unfolds between the roadie, Mats, and the transsexual beauty, B.

"B"

Sheltered by pulsating afro beats, a love story unfolds between the roadie, Mats, and the transsexual beauty, B.
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Summary 

The shy and introvert roadie, Mats (28), is traveling with a Swedish afro-beat band on a tour bus from Lapland to Copenhagen. During the band’s vivacious concert in Copenhagen, Mats is enthralled by B (26) - a confident beauty of african descent. B makes Mats see the world in a new perspective and both individuals experience an overwhelming human connection. However, Mats is put to the ultimate test, as B reveals that she is in fact a man. He can either follow his desire or listen to the norms of society and give in to the controlling fear taking over his body...

Crew

Screenwriter: Allan Hyde

Allan Hyde is a scriptwriter at Super16. Alongside working as an actor, Allan has written and directed several short films and a web-series. Some of you might also recognize Allan from the TV-series “True Blood”. 

Director: Toni Kamula 

Toni Kamula recently settled in Denmark to join the Super16 film School. Toni has previously worked in different arenas of art: music, video art and as an actor in theatre, film and television. As a director Toni has worked with both theatre and film in Finland. 

Producer: Frederik Dirks Gottlieb

In addition to taking part in the Super16 school as a producer, Frederik is a producer trainee at the Danish production company, Beofilm. From here, Frederik already has a lot of experience producing both feature films and short films. 

Co-Producer: Frida Mårtensson

Director of Photography: Lis Dyre

Production Manager: Katrine Brandt

Assistant Director: Maria Møller Christoffersen

Production Assistant: Mette Foli Dam Ditlevsen

Production Designer: Tine Lylloff

Art Director: Jacob Stig Olsson

Prop Master: Maria Hertz

Casting: Karin Jagd

Editor: Jesper Bækdal

Costume Designer: Ma-lou Westendahl

Director's Statement

I want to tell a story, which shows that in the end we all look for the same things in life: to be heard and seen as we are. To feel connected, to have the courage to reach further in our lives, since most of the time only fear of the unknown is blocking us. And when we are aware of that, there’s a possibility to change our actions.

Producer's Note

I am so exited about this film being made and can't wait for it to be shown on the danish film festival Copenhagen Pix this upcoming spring. Therefore we want to create something unique that we can be really proud of. With your help, there is no doubt in my mind that we will pull off something amazing, thrilling and different... The whole atmosphere around the crew is fantastic and we are very exited to show you our film. Hopefully you will give us the benefit of the doubt and donate what you feel is appropriate. 

What Are You Paying For?

  • Set materials
  • Location rentals
  • Equipment rentals
  • Cast and crew meals and refreshments
  • Traveling expenses and lodging (Sweden/Denmark)

The music in the film: The Sogo Takeover

Stumble upon a horn-dominant, ten-plus-piece band and you’ve landed in the world of The Sogo Takeover. This Afrobeat orchestra is based in Los Angeles and is a vital and dominating part of this films expression. The beats of The Sogo Takeover is the heart of film  – it's rhythmic pulse, so to speak.

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The Sogo TakeOver

Super16

Risks and challenges

Apart from the money that is allocated for production through our school - Super16 - this crowd funding campaign is our main source of funding. Once and if we meet our goal, we can decide how the funds shall be distributed. Ultimately, we want to shoot this highly visual short film on a 16mm camera but in case we don't raise any additional funding elsewhere, we might have to compromise and spend the Kickstarter money on a digital setup as an alternative. This might also inflict on our choices of locations, making our dream scenario of shooting in the Swedish Lapland impossible. No matter what, the film will be made. We already have a set premiere date at the Copenhagen Pix Film Festival, april 2014. The only thing that would be compromised in case we have any unforeseen set-backs would be the scale of our production.

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