COMING UP: A GROUNDBREAKING AND EXCITING DOCUMENTARY PROJECT ENTITLED 300 SEKUNDER (= 300 SECONDS). A NEW CONSTELLATION HAS MADE THESE FILMS POSSIBLE.
The project is financially supported by the Norwegian Film Institute, produced by the production company Indiefilm and distributed on VG's WebTV-channel VGTV. The seven well established directors; Even Benestad, Erling Borgen, Tommy Gulliksen, August B. Hanssen, Solveig Melkeraaen, Thor Bekkavik and Kenneth Elvebakk, have created six individual and separate short documentaries of five minutes. Watching one of them on a small laptop screen is very promising for the whole project. Thor Bekkavik’s documentary is about children and gaming, a controversial and much debated topic. However this time, four boys playing the war game and bringing the game into the playground, are given a voice. They are questioning their parents and other grown-ups negativity and fear of violent games, while giving us a hundred reasons to be worried. Without moralising, the film hits you in the stomach and it is a real pleasure to experience quality programming created for a web channel. This is a new platform for Norwegian documetarists, and the first time NFI grants production support to a series on WebTV. We are cheering along producer Carsten Aanonsen from Indiefilm and the rest of the initiators. Post produced by Ole-Arild Svendsen, Henriette Carlsen and Hocus Focus: Online and colour grading by Mathias Theissen, sound design by Preben Grieg-Halvorsen and Johannes Ringen.