UREVASSHYTTA, SEPTEMBER 2011. BLACK MOUNTAINS, DESERTED LANDSCAPE AND THE SOUND OF FOOTSTEPS. IT IS LIKE THE BEGINNING OF A NEW COLD PREY (2006, 2008, 2010) MOVIE. OR NOT. THIS IS ALL ABOUT BUILDING UP AND NOT TEARING DOWN.
The story goes like this: When the Norwegian company Toro, established all the way back in 1946, withdrew the food product JEGERGRYTA (= the hunter casserole) from the shelves of Norwegian stores, there was a huge commotion. Yes, perhaps as close as we can get to a uproar. We, the consumers, wanted Jegergryta back and Toro understood the seriousness of the case. The people of Norway emerged victorious and we all lived happily ever after. It is a great story told by director Mads Astrup Rønning, shot by Jakob Ingimundarson and produced by Marthe Haakensen and the production company Babusjka. The shooting of the film was itself one big trip to a cottage in the mountains with some of the Toro employees. The crew brought back home loads of great raw material, which made the selection difficult. “Kill your darlings” is a very useful expression to describe the post production process here. Post produced by Henriette Carlsen and Hocus Focus: Ove Kenneth Nilsen and Henrik Berge (editors), Haavard Albertsen (online and colour grading). Sound design by Anders Mørk and Lydhodene.