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We Made it! Thank you to everyone who has contributed!
Our stretch goal is now 40 000 USD (about 320 000 NOK) If we reach this goal, we will be able to distribute the documentary to more people and get it translated into additional languages!

What we're doing.

We`re here on Kickstarter trying to raise finishing funds for our documentary-series "The Hunt of Odd Nerdrum." We have filmed everything, more than 200 hours of video and sound footage, and the series is nearly finished edited - what we need now is the remaining funding to finish it and publish it for world wide distribution.
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Joseph Grimeland and Odd Nerdrum in an interview (1980)
Joseph Grimeland and Odd Nerdrum in an interview (1980)

What is the series about?

During his long career, painter Odd Nerdrum has taken on various techniques in his work, following a period of realism in the ‘70s to the baroque and grotesque in the present. Deciding to track down Nerdrum's sources of inspiration, his former pupil Tuv and his son Öde go on a world tour visiting the museums and people that crossed paths with the Master painter on his everlasting journey in pursuit of the immortal masterpiece.

In front of Odd Nerdrum's "The Murder of Andreas Baader" (1978)
In front of Odd Nerdrum's "The Murder of Andreas Baader" (1978)

Odd Nerdrum

Odd Nerdrum is by many considered to be the leading classical figurative painter in the contemporary art world. Developing to a master in the format of Caravaggio, Titian or Rembrandt, his great achievement has been to create a timeless world on cross with the modern times.

He was born in Helsingborg, Sweden in 1944, during the second world war. Already in his teens he showed an intense talent which enabled him to enter the National arts school in Oslo at the age of 17. 
Quitting early, merely a year after entrance, his education has since, been mostly autodidact. His social realistic compositions, displaying violence, poverty and fugitives, and painted with carravagesque realism and rembrandtesque light, shocked the contemporary audiences during the 70s - but was it enough?

Breaking completely with the modern world, in the 80s he created his own - and has since. His timeless pictures have been celebrated and ridiculed and are today part of many major collections in the US.

"The Saviour of Painting" (1997) - Self portrait by Odd Nerdrum
"The Saviour of Painting" (1997) - Self portrait by Odd Nerdrum
 

 The Format:

The series will be made in 6 episodes, about 45 minutes each.

What is the money going towards?

We need to raise 250 000 NOK (about 30 000 USD) to complete post-production on this film. The money must be raised to cover editing expenses, archival footage and licensing fees. We strongly believe in this series and its message, but in order for it to have an impact, we need this funding!

On the way to Santa Maria del Poppolo in Rome
On the way to Santa Maria del Poppolo in Rome

 

 

In Vienna with musician and painter Boris Koller
In Vienna with musician and painter Boris Koller

 

In Iceland, near Thingvellir with Stefan Boulter
In Iceland, near Thingvellir with Stefan Boulter
 
In front of Caravaggio in the eternal city.
In front of Caravaggio in the eternal city.

 

Risks and challenges

Hopefully we can finish this movie. But distributing it worldwide with subtitles on multible languages is a task that requires the funding goal to be met.

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