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Samurai versus Mind; a grim, psychedelic Samurai tale set in the icy mountains of Norway
Samurai versus Mind; a grim, psychedelic Samurai tale set in the icy mountains of Norway
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Artwork by Petter Wessel and Celeste Knirke
Artwork by Petter Wessel and Celeste Knirke

A lone Samurai treks through a lifeless, snowy landscape, tired and frozen. Through unforgiving nature and relentless, vile demons the warrior must fight; for the goal is revival, and failure is not an option. 

“Animositet” is a Samurai tale set in the icy mountains of Norway. It is a dark, psychedelic adventure short, filled with demons, ghouls, and traumas of the past. The story begins with a fatigued, young Samurai traversing a lifeless, frozen woodland. Along his journey the warrior is transported through alternating planes of existence, meeting challenges at every turn, fighting to stay his course and to maintain his determination. At the end of the road lies a haunted memory, a symbol of pain and torment. Here he must face his greatest trial; a battle that will truly test the strength of his resolve, and determine the fate of his fragile mind.

Storyboard by Jesper Tyvand
Storyboard by Jesper Tyvand

The film is nonverbal, so the story will solely be told through the acting and the universal language of images. We want to leave space for you, the audience, to decipher the films shrouded and underlying story. 

The film is inspired by the Samurai Epics of the legendary Akira Kurosawa, and Genndy Tartakovsky athmospheric masterpiece “Samurai Jack”. We will combine a grim, thrilling story, dreamlike cinematography, and hallucinatory animation to give you an experience that will hopefully fill you with awe and dread.

We want to give you an as organic experience as possible, and will therefore stick to in-camera effects as much as possible. We are working on fighting choreography and stunt work at the moment, as well as experimenting with an array of practical effects to realise the grisly visuals needed for the film.
 

The soundtrack consists of moody jazz, eccentric psytrance, and celestial music inspired by the fantastic works of the late Johann Johannsson. The soundtrack will be composed by Raymond Enoksen, who has composed the music for numerous Norwegian films and Tv-shows.
 

We are also very fortunate to be working with some amazing animators from Infinite Studios, Batam. They will assist us in creating the dreamy feel of the film, especially in the films more psychedelic sequenses .
 

I have long dreamt of using the gorgeous Norwegian landscape as the backdrop of an ethereal Samurai tale, and I hope that with your help, along with the help of the talented and hard working cast and crew, we can bring the dream to life.


Henrik Holm plays our silent, weary warrior. Henrik is best known for his portrayal of Even in the Norwegian drama series SKAM. For this role he won the Audience Award at Gullruten, the Norwegian award show for achievements in Television, along with his co-star Tarjei Sandvik Moe. Henrik also played young Peder in a Norwegian drama mini-series called Halvbroren.




 Our team has gathered years of experience in the art of visual storytelling. We have worked on and produced numerous projects in many fields of the filmmaking spectre, such as  short films, animation, music videos, commercial works, Tv-shows and documentaries. This will be our most ambitious project to date, and we can't wait to get started!


Behind the scenes from the teaser shoot
Behind the scenes from the teaser shoot


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Dragging the cast and crew, not to mention all the heavy equipment, into the Norwegian wilderness is expensive business. Yet the most expensive part of the production is actually going to be the work we are doing indoors. We need to rent a studio, where we can build the sets required for the films three most important set pieces. We are also relying heavily on the stunts and the practical effects, and would like to invest as much as we can into making the in-camera effects as macaber and shocking as possible.    


We aim to impress and astonish you, and want nothing more than to produce work in the best quality possible. Quality is usually costly however, and we are unfortunately not able to fund a project of this caliber ourselves. 


Most of the cast and crew are working for the project, not for the money, but we have a lot of fantastic collaborators that are helping us make the project the best it can possibly be. We would like to show our gratitude by paying them for their tremendous efforts. We would especially love to be able to spend more funds on the animation department, as we believe that expanding the animation section of the film will help make it that much more of a visually impressive experience, as well as a great way to further explore the underlying story of the film.


Animositet is shot deep in the mountains of Hallingdal, a vast and majestic valley in the Eastern part of Norway. The film will depict some of the finest nature Norway has to offer. Surrounded by widespanning woodlands, vast lakes and towering mountains, the landscape mirrors that of Tolkien’s Middle Earth. 




 It goes without saying that every awesome donation should be awarded with awesome rewards. We want to show our appreciation by offering you a variety of tasty rewards, and we will of course put as much care and love into the rewards as we will on the project. 

Underneath you can see the fantastic T-Shirt and poster designs, created by the amazing Jesper Tyvand. We will continue to update as he continues to cook up cool new designs....

Or if we acquire some stunning paintings from a brilliant artist named Brage Olsen....

Oor if two talented artists named Petter Wessel and Celeste Knirke design a gorgeous new poster!

Artwork by Petter Wessel and Celeste Knirke. Poster size 23.39 x 33.11 inches
Artwork by Petter Wessel and Celeste Knirke. Poster size 23.39 x 33.11 inches
"Tormented Tundra" by Brage Olsen.  Dimensions: 50x40cm
"Tormented Tundra" by Brage Olsen. Dimensions: 50x40cm
"Shaded Woods" by Brage Olsen. Dimension: 50x30cm
"Shaded Woods" by Brage Olsen. Dimension: 50x30cm
Artwork by Jesper Tyvand. Poster size 23.39 x 33.11 inches
Artwork by Jesper Tyvand. Poster size 23.39 x 33.11 inches
Artwork by Jesper Tyvand. Poster size 23.39 x 33.11 inches
Artwork by Jesper Tyvand. Poster size 23.39 x 33.11 inches

T-Shirt design concept
T-Shirt design concept
Inherit the spirit of the Samurai as you don  this bad-ass Kimono
Inherit the spirit of the Samurai as you don this bad-ass Kimono


If you want to connect with us or follow us on our journey, or both, you can do so here:

instagram: @animositet

animositet@greeneye.no

animositet.com

Risks and challenges

With great projects comes great responsibilities! Like all independent film productions, this project faces the reality of financial constraints. Regardless, the team is determined to realize the films full potential by carefully allocating funds where we believe they will yield the greatest value. Every penny we get will end up on the screen.

Even though working in knee deep snow and arctic wind is a challenge in itself, one of our biggest challenges is actually going to be finishing the shoot before the snow melts. The ice-laden terrain is one of the films main characters, and it is very important that we capture the cold before Spring comes knocking. That is why we need your help. We are already going full steam, but we need the funds to keep on keeping on!

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