Larger than life, dad appears at the window one evening. Daddy is strong and brave, he frees animals from captivity, wins races with his superfast car, dives down into the depths of the ocean. Dad is a sorcerer who can make himself appear and disappear. The film tells of a child’s poignant longing for his absent father.
- Directed by: Atle Blakseth & Einar Dunsæd
- Country: Norway, 2019
- Time: 7m 40s
- Type: Hybrid 2d / 3d
- Production: Torgeir Sanders & John Einar Hagen
- Animation: Atle Blakseth
- Company: Gimpville / Eldorado Film
Atle S. Blakseth (b. 1977) studied animation at Volda University College, and has worked as a designer, modeler, animator and director in the Norwegian film and animation industry since 2002. He has, amongst others, contributed to such films as Ploddy the Police Car (2002), Free Jimmy (2006), Elias and the Royal Yacht (both feature and TV series, 2007), Kurt Turns Evil (2008) and Trollhunter (2010), in addition to numerous commercials. Blakseth has also given lectures at the creative arts private college Idéfagskolen (2006), and at the Oslo National Academy of the Arts (2007). He made his debut as a director with the animated comedy short Fishing with Sam in 2009. The film has been screened at over 45 international festivals, and has received several awards, including Best Short Film in the Elements+6 section at the Giffoni Film Festival in 2009.
Einar Dunsæd founded Gimpville back in 2003 and has since worked as director and animator at the company. Einar has a solid backround from TV-series and film production and was a central figure in the first Elias productions. He is currently working as layout artist and animator on Ella Bella Bingo.