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LuftslottetBy Luftslottet
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LuftslottetBy Luftslottet
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SEK 176,645
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About

We want to make the feature film about Christer Pettersson who was accused of, sentenced for and later on freed from the murder of Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme. 

We have chosen Thorsten Flinck to play the role and by the reactions from all of the Swedish media it seems like we've found the perfect actor.

(Swedish) Vi vill göra spelfilmen om Christer Pettersson som var anklagad, dömd och senare friad från mordet på Statsminister Olof Palme.

Vi har valt Thorsten Flinck till att spela rollen och av reaktionerna från den svenska pressen verkar det som att vi valt den perfekta skådespelaren.

Thorsten Flinck in action.
Thorsten Flinck in action.

This is a story that should have been told by now. 

The murder of Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme in 1986 shook Sweden to its core and the case has become the biggest murder investigation in the world. Today there is aproximately 250 meters of shelves filled with files and leads. 

 The police came to accuse big political actors such as the terrorist organization PKK, American CIA and the apartheid regime of South Africa. But the one who was accused was Christer Pettersson - an addict with a troubled past. 

 In 1988 Christer Pettersson was pointed out a police line up by the widow Lisbet Palme. He was accused and convicted for the murder of Olof Palme by The District Court. In 1989 he was freed from all allegations after that the Court of Appeal found the witness not credible. Unfortunately the accusation followed Christer the rest of his life, making his already complicated life even more complex. 

 Christers story has never been told with an open mind, by that we mean that no one has attempted to see him as a person - and this is what we are all about. Make no mistake - Pettersson was in many ways a bad man who committed countless crimes and spent nearly twenty years in prison. The feature film about Christer Pettersson´s life will show the audience what happened after and between all the trials. 

 We want to answer the questions; ´who do one become when one gets accused of a terrible crime? And what happens to one as a person when the whole society turns against you? 

 To do this we need your support so that we can develop our script with a deeper research and to kickstart the production on the movie about Christer Pettersson. 

 Our story is known by every Swede but we want to capture an international audience as well. The story is unique in every sense but in the same way - this could be the fate of a character in a Kafka novel.

Origins

The basic idea about this project was born more than a year ago by Emilio Di Stefano. This after he had been looking around for a biography about Christer Pettersson's life and didn't find anything. Later on he worked with Dick Andersson on a project that he collaborated on with actor Thorsten Flinck and the pieces fell into place.

Emilio pitched the idea to Dick and they began to work, writing on the script, contacting the best possible people to work with and created the home base in Stockholm that is Luftslottet.

Today we are dead set on creating all the best circumstances for the movie and to show the world who the alleged Prime Minister killer Christer Pettersson really was.

We are Luftslottet  

Luftslottet is motley group of creative minds working toward common goals. Our base camp is located in an industrial area in the outskirts of southern Stockholm.

Part of Luftslottet crew.
Part of Luftslottet crew.
Official movie poster and photos from the shoot of the trailer.
Official movie poster and photos from the shoot of the trailer.

Research

We need to do the necessary interviews with people who have stories about Christer Pettersson. We’ll conduct them by employing semi structured interviews. This is what we think will get us the closest thing to a complete picture of him.

We can complete the gathering of as many of the preliminary investigations from the police concerning most of the crimes Christer was a suspect in. We are also working on getting relevant court records. With this material we’ll get the picture that the police and the judiciary system painted.

We’re also using advanced media archives to access interviews and articles about and with Christer Pettersson.

By triangulating the sources we are certain to come as close to the truth as we possibly can.

Office wall dedicated to Christer Pettersson.
Office wall dedicated to Christer Pettersson.

Side project involving Christer Pettersson.

The Documentary - Filmmaker Fabian Sigurd has followed the project from its beginning. He has gathered hours and hours of interesting and exciting material with the team behind the film and with our lead actor Thorsten Flinck. If we meet our goals on Kickstarter the documentary is going to be released later on.

Unique polaroids from the shoot - ready to be signed and delivered
Unique polaroids from the shoot - ready to be signed and delivered

Budget

After all the rewards has been shipped to their new homes we estimate that we can do the following things.

We will be able to gather the research material that is left to complete the story and get the accurate timeline over Christer's life. The funds will be used for travel expenses across the country to meet people who knew Christer Pettersson. Another traveling expense is for the location scouting. 

Since a lot of the police documentation isn't digitized we have to cover our expenses when we get copies of the originals. This goes for court records as well and the total amount of documentation is tremendously huge. 

With the estimated budget we’ll get the opportunity to finish up the preproduction and then move forward. 

Why this is important!

This project is important because even though no one else has even been close to experience what Christer did somehow a lot of people can relate to his story. He is the symbol of people that society don't really want to see - at the same time Sweden couldn't get enough of him.

Graphics by Hop Louie - to the left the Digital Print and to the right the Giclée Print
Graphics by Hop Louie - to the left the Digital Print and to the right the Giclée Print

Crew for the development of the movie about Christer Pettersson:

Screenplay writers: Dick Andersson and Emilio Di Stefano Criminologist: Ella Isaacs Researchers: Emilio Di Stefano, Dick Andersson, Daniéla Frykstrand, Fabian Sigurd and Alexander Sjöblom Screenplay consultants: Thorsten Flinck, Mange Hellberg

Crew for the Kickstarter trailer:

Director: Emilio Di Stefano Cinematography: Henrik Jensen Sound: Simon Smårs FAD: Daniéla Frykstrand Unit Manager: Dick Andersson Costume: Josefine Willaume Make-up artist: Helena Andersson & Julia Degerkvist Photographer: Line Persson Documentary: Fabian Sigurd Sound Editing: Peter Sandqvist Music: Mange Hellberg Graphic Design: Hop Louie Set painter: Bruno Di Stefano Actor Assistant: Evelina Malm Voice-over: Åsa Jinder Research: Ella Isaacs Costume Design: Marita Castillo PR: Simon Walldén, Linus Nyström, Thomas Wieser Marketing: Daniel Irk Equipment: Hyrkamera.se Subtitles: POW Localisation AB Press Photo: Izabella Englund

Lead actor: Thorsten Flinck Extras: Jimmy Rudin, Tommy Sundberg, Håkan Klingén, Lennart Sandelin, David Prowse, Christopher Julian, Kenny Möllersten, Henrik Leipt, Jan E Johansson, Johan Berg, Magnus Odelius.

The crew
The crew

Sammanfattning på svenska 


Christer P - En misstänkt mördares berättelse

Vi vill berätta berättelsen som borde varit berättad vid det här laget.

Mordet på Statsminister Olof Palme den 28 februari 1986 skakade Sverige och idag består polisutredningen av 250 hyllmeter fyllda av uppgifter.

Polisen kom till en början att anklaga stora politiska aktörer såsom terrorstämplade PKK och apartheidregimen i Sydafrika. Men den som till slut hamnade i skärselden var "41-åringen". En missbrukare från Rotebro med ett stökigt förflutet.

1988 blev Christer Pettersson utpekad i en poliskonfrontation av änkan Lisbet Palme. Han blev sedan anklagad och fälld av Tingsrätten. 1989 friades han av Hovrätten från alla anklagelse efter att huvudvittnet funnits icke-trovärdigt. Men domen av det svenska folket förföljde Christer i resten av hans liv, något som gjorde hans redan svåra liv betydligt svårare.

Christers berättelse har aldrig blivit berättad med ett öppet sinne, med det menar vi att ingen har försökt att se honom som en person. Detta innebär inte att vi förnekar de facto att Pettersson gjorde många fruktansvärda saker och som ett resultat av detta satt nästan 20 år i fängelse. I filmen om hans liv vi vill visa publiken vad som händer med människan mellan rättegångar och TV-inspelningar.

Vi vill besvara frågorna; vem blir man när man blir anklagad för ett fruktansvärt brott? Och vad händer med en person när samhället vänder sig emot denne?  

För att göra detta behöver vi ert stöd. Med det kan vi utveckla vårt manus med en djupare research och få igång produktionen av Filmen om Christer Pettersson.

Analogue photo reward by Simon Smårs.
Analogue photo reward by Simon Smårs.

Risks and challenges

Christer Pettersson's story has never before been allowed to be told. Yet he is one of the most famous people of the 20th century in Sweden. People who knew Christer is getting older and passing away. The story has to be gathered and told now, we don´t want it to fade away.

It will be a difficult task to portrait Christer due to the many opinions and rumors about his life. But we are up for the challenge and are confident that we will make the story of his life justice.

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    Get a special made ringtone sent to you by email. Thorsten Flincks take on Christer Petterssons notorious "Bandit lullaby"(Rövarvisan). Recorded in a professional studio. A must have, we promise you.

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    A secret password sent to you by email. You will get access to our special Vimeo account with unique behind the scenes footage from the pre-production of Christer P. The account will be updated regularly with new videos. (You will get access to the password on all the higher reward levels as well.)

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    10 stickers made by the graphic designer, of our movie, the famous street artist Hop Louie. Decorate the laptop or your hometown and help us spred the word of Christer P the movie!

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    The tour. Our crew takes you back to that night in 1986 when Prime Minister Olof Palme was gunned down. A two hour guided tour when we follow Olof Palmes last walk down the streets of Stockholm and we explain how Christer got involved in the first place.

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    A signed shopping list (rider) by Thorsten Flinck. What does Mr Flinck demand to have on set? We have compiled the list, framed it and let our main actor sign it for you! A peculiar object to put on your kitchen wall.

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    A shopping bag made of fabric, printed with the legendary Christer P quote "Nu drar vi till centrum". Non Swedish backer will get the text "Let´s hit town". Official logo of the film on the other side of the bag. A must have for the environmentally conscious.

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    Get your T-shirt with the official movie logo on it.

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    Original polaroid picture of Thorsten Flinck as Christer Pettersson. Taken during the shoot of the trailer. It will be signed by actor Flinck with a personal message. Every photo is unique!

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    Baby body with the legendary Christer P quote "Morsning, korsning, barnförlossning" (Sorry but this is impossible to translate into English). A perfect gift for the new parents!

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    Signed digital print (20cm × 30cm) with a painting of Christer Pettersson from our graphic designer, the famous street artist Hop Louie. Special made for Kickstarter and on limited edition. The prints are numbered.

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    The Mini Kit
    -The Bandit Lullaby Ringtone
    -The Password
    -The 10 Stickers
    -The Mr Flinck shopping list
    -The shopping bag

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    Get a draft of the movie script. Read the incredible story about Christer Pettersson - the accused Prime Minister killer before anyone else.

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    High quality movie poster signed by the crew and actor.

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    A five hour acting workshop with Thorsten Flinck as your teacher. If you want to learn from the best - then this is the reward for you. It will be a special day were you get to learn the art of acting from one of Sweden's best directors.

    En fem timmar lång skådespelarworkshop med Thorsten Flinck som er pedagog. Om du vill lära från de bästa är denna gåva för dig. Det kommer att vara en speciell dag där du får lära dig att bemästra skådespeleriet från en av Sveriges främsta regissörer.

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    Wanna hang out with the crew behind the movie and our lead actor Thorsten Flinck? Get this reward and you will have an invitation by email to our laid back barbecue party at our head office in Stockholm this summer. You can bring one friend. This is a party you don´t want to miss. Expect the unexpected!

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    Original photograph taken with an analogue camera and developed in the photographers dark room. It will be signed by Thorsten Flinck and set on high quality paper. The photograph is delivered framed and we promise that it will be the centre of attention werever you place it.

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    Original drawing by musician and artist Mange Hellberg. Every piece is unique and tells a story about Christer Pettersson .

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    Fine art Giclée print (30cm × 40cm) from our graphic designer, the famous street artist Hop Louie. Christers dream destination was to visit the Himalayan mountains. We have put him there on this painting. Special made for Kickstarter, it's a limited edition. The prints are numbered.

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    The mega kit.
    - The Bandit lullaby ringtone.
    - The password.
    - The stickers.
    - The tour.
    - The Mr Flinck shopping list.
    - The original polaroid.
    - The shopping bag.
    - The T-shirt.
    - The baby body.
    - The digital print by Hoplouie.
    - The movie script.
    - The poster.
    - The barbecue party invitation.

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