Your new movie Bakerman - in a few words, what is it about?
It's about a lonely baker who decides to settle some old debts.
What were your sources of inspiration when writing Bakerman?
And to what extent can you identify with your lead character?
main character is loosely based on my father.
To what extent can you identify with your lead character?
is kind of lonely, not hip or cool and the world rejects him. He is
confused. A lot of normal everyday folk can identify with that.
I'm not mistaken, Bakerman actually started life under the title White
Pig quite some time ago [read
our interview here] - so how has the project evolved over the
was too big of scope budget wise to shoot independently, so we took ONE
CHARACTER and developed a movie around him - the Bakerman.
With Bakerman being categorized as a
thriller - how would you describe your approach to the thriller genre?
see it more as a character piece. Although there is thrills but it's more
about the Bakerman's universe.
can you tell us about your directorial approach to your story at hand as
My approach is being open and try to use good
ideas for the project. I love mood and atmosphere, interesting characters,
even if they are dark. It's important to have a good bond with the actors
and help them understand the characters and know where to go with them.
Visually everything is planned out via shot lists with our
cinematographers (Rasmus Leo and Nikolaj Lindblad)
and production design is a high focus too. We have Eveline
Dubronova, who is one of the best production designers I ever
talk about your key cast, and why exatly these people?
was casting different Bakerman actors for over 3 years but when I met Mikkel
Vadsholt, I said to myself, finally that's the Bakerman! It just
clicked. Once Mikkel was on board, it was easy to get the others. We
played actors against Mikkel; it took months and months but well worth it
at the end.
can you tell us about the shoot as such, and the on-set atmosphere?
It was a
nice atmosphere, playful to some extent but you are always fighting
against TIME and also fighting against everyone else's schedules - so
you can't just add another day. It needs planning. So it’s a good
creative stress. Of course, I wish I had more time but you use what
you have. We stopped the main production half ways through because
Mikkel got a very bad case of influenza. That
threw everything in the air but we managed to pull it together again.
$64-question of course, when and where will the film be released onto the
In 2016 :-)
Any future projects you'd like to share?
have written over 10 feature scripts, a few dark comedies, so I would
like to try my hand at one of them. But indie film is not easy, I'm used
to doing it the hard way but then again, the movies we make are 100 % ours
and not some huge studio's. Not
even the big name directors own their own films, they are studio products.
movie's website, Facebook, whatever else?
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The links below
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Bakerman TEASER: http://youtu.be/OUF8pnXwgHo
you are dying to mention and I have merely forgotten to ask?
really. Please keep supporting indie film; we need it - fuck the remakes
for the interview!