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A child live in the magical Norwegian mountains, Karen's world unravels when two English men experience her unforgiving culture. Read more

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A child live in the magical Norwegian mountains, Karen's world unravels when two English men experience her unforgiving culture.

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SYNOPSIS

We follow 11 year old Karen and her father Håkon in two parallel stories on either side of the mountain. Karen is left alone in their small stone cabin while Håkon is on his way back after a several weeks trip to get firewood. On each side, and at different times, they both meet the most unlikely couple to see in this mountains, an English explorer and his son.

When Karen meets them in the cabin they are there to measure the land. She has instantly a curiosity for the son but is scared of this new culture.

When Håkon finds them the son is dead and the father, Richard, is on the brink of death. He takes the dad back to a cave to try to rescue him.

The heartbreaking drama unfolds as Karen falls in love with the boy we know is going to die. Finally the world they live in, the creatures there and Håkons decisions for Richard will shape the future for Karen.

THE WORLD

Being a fairy-tale the time period is not set within the film but the design is based on a combination between the medieval period in Norway and early industrial revolution. The creatures in this fairy-tale world are evolved to survive in extreme conditions. We have taken inspiration from animals on the south-pole, but with a fantasy twist.

INSPIRATION

Beside looking for inspiration in the Norwegian fairy-tale tradition and the paintings by Theodor Kittelsen, we also take inspiration from Hayao Miyazaki's films such as Princess Mononoke and how he implements the fairy-tale elements into the characters journey.

Visually we take inspiration from the harshens of The Turin Horse by Béla Tarr and Beasts of the Southern Wild by Benh Zeitlin.

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THE MONEY

The money raised during this campaign will all be applied to the production of this film. It will go though set- and costume design and the creation of 3D models for the stormgiant. It will help us create the world believable down to the smallest detail. We have a full cast and crew gathered, many of whom are working for free, and are excited to bring this story to life! 

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REWARDS

CLIPS FROM "TO MEET IT WITH AWE" AND "THE ROAD BACK":

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Risks and challenges

The biggest challenge with making this film, is the shooting on location: The whole plot takes place in the cold, harsh mountains in Norway. The risks are many, but we have a excellent crew with long experience in these kind of enviroments both from previous film work and private trips. Several of our short films, including "To Meet It With Awe" were shot in the mountains.

The project has a low budget considering the ambitious vision and really rely on most people working for free. Of course this can not be at expense of the quality of the project.

Rewards: we will update the production blog as often as possible but bear with us with any delays between posting. We want to focus our main efforts on making the film and will update the blog when we can.

Thanks for the support and thanks in advance for putting up with any delays we may encounter in delivery. We have done a lot of creative work over the years, in film and other areas, but we've never done anything quite like this before--including the whole rewards element and it will be a new challenge for us--but we're looking forward to it!

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    LEVEL 1 -- A personal thank you email from the director and a SHOUTOUT on facebook & twitter from the director (@jgrimeland)

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    LEVEL 2 -- Receive a digital copy of our previous film, "To Meet It With Awe". A western film following Eva searching revenge for the killing of her mother. PLUS: Personal email and shootout

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    LEVEL 3 -- Receive a digital copy of our previous film, "The Road Back". A drama film following Maren and her young son Iver in Oslo.
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    LEVEL 4 -- exclusive trailer, behind the scenes documentary and pre-release Digital Copy of "The Mountain and the Stormgiant" PLUS: Personal email & shoutout

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    LEVEL 5 -- DOUBLE PACK! Digital copy of "To Meet It With Awe" and pre-relese of "The Mountain and the Stormgiant"
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    LEVEL 6 -- What could be more personal than this? A handwritten thank you letter from the director and the producer straight in your mailbox anywhere in the world. PLUS: The double pack, personal email & shoutout

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    LEVEL 7 -- THE DVD ON SALE! A physical SIGNED copy of the film. PLUS: Digital copy of "To Meet It With Awe", personal email & shoutout (Shipping outside of Norway or UK not included)

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    LEVEL 8 -- LIMITED "THE MOUNTAIN AND THE STORMGIANT" T-SHIRT! PLUS: The double pack, personal email & shoutout (Shipping outside of Norway or UK not included)

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    LEVEL 9 -- LIMITED SIGNED POSTER FOR "THE MOUNTAIN AND THE STORMGIANT", 50*70! PLUS: The double pack, personal email & shoutout (Shipping outside of Norway or UK not included)

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    LEVEL 10 -- ALL IN ONE, FOR THE ULTIMATE FAN! Signed DVD, poster and T-shirt! PLUS: Digital copy of "To Meet It With Awe", personal email & shoutout (Shipping outside of Norway or UK not included)

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    LEVEL 11 -- ON SCREEN AGNOLISHMENT IN FILM CREDITS! PLUS: Your choice of ONE REWARD from previous levels, permanent VIP accesses to all "Stormgiant" events in the future, personal email & shoutout. (Shipping outside of Norway or UK not included)

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    LEVEL 12 -- Two VIP tickets to the world premiere of the film (or local premiere of your choice) and an invitation to the crew's private post-premiere celebration (transportation and lodging not included), & permanent VIP access for any "Stormgiant"-related premiere or launch party. PLUS: onscreen acknowledgment in film credits, the double pack, personal thank you email, social media shoutout, and website acknowledgment.

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    LEVEL 13 -- Onscreen EXECUTIVE PRODUCER credit for you or as a gift to a loved one, with a handwritten letter of thanks from the director. PLUS: onscreen acknowledgment in film credits, the double pack, personal thank you email, social media shoutout, and website acknowledgment

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    LEVEL 14 -- THE ULTIMATE PACKAGED! Private Screening with the director for you and your guests in your home or another venue of your choice. PLUS: onscreen acknowledgment in film credits as EXECUTIVE PRODUCER, signed copies of the double pack, personal thank you letter, social media shoutout, and website acknowledgment (Travel is included in South-Norway and London. Cost of screening venue not included.)

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Funding period

- (30 days)