The Score

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After a month of intense work, 1st draft of the soundtrack was
completed last night. Written and composed by Raymond Enoksen at
Dreamscores studio. The cold, quiet and intense score draws my mind
through inspirations such as Thomas Newman, James Newton Howard,
Angelo Badalamenti and more.

Final draft of the soundtrack will be completed during October, ready
for our ‘Master’ delivery deadline on November 1st.

Have a great day, all.

Stills: Fredrik Holmin

Finn-Erik
Director


The Teaser Poster

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It’s with great pride that we present the first poster – The Teaser
Poster – of “Dunderland”.
Design is by Alen Grujic at Euforia Film.

There are so many things I want to tell you about this poster, but
I’ll save that for later and let the work speak for itself.

Thanx Alen. Fantastic!

Finn-Erik
Director


123 days – The Final Cut

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After 123 days of editing co-director Nils and I locked the edit at
8:06 PM today. What a feeling. Yuhu!!!
The final running time of the film, including end credits is… 1 hour
and 38 minutes.

Our editing consultant throughout the process has been director &
screenwriter Magne Pettersen. We couldn’t have done this without you.
Thanx.

The Teaser Trailer is also complete. It’s just over a minute long.
1:15 ..to be precise
Distributor www.euforia.no will be screening it on August 22nd at the
Norwegian Film Festival in Haugesund. Really looking forward to
posting it online for you shortly after. A full trailer is scheduled
later in the fall.

Image shows actor Sven Henriksen in the role of Ulrik Horster.
Stills by Fredrik Holmin.

Now I’ll have a nice bottle of wine. The road is long, but a quiet
celebration on my own seems only right.

Have a nice evening all.

Finn-Erik
Director


Adding color to it

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Just days away from lock-down on the edit of “Dunderland”,
preparations on stage 2 of post-production is well under way. In this
phase we start work with music, sound and coloring of the film. A
stage of the film-production I’ve looked forward to for months. Being
hands-on in all parts of the process is essential to me and feels
really really good.

It’s great to welcome another artist to “Dunderland”. John Cato
Finnebraaten will do grading and add color to the film. He runs motion
graphics and VFX-studio VISUALS in the heart of Oslo. Extremely
talented. That’s just the way it is. Yuhu!

http://visuals.no/

Have a great weekend all

Stills by Isabella Martinsen

Finn-Erik
Director


The Baby Call Incident

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Good morning. Hope you all are well.
Between finishing edit, getting ready to lock-down…and breaking ‘The
Code’ on how to do the Teaser-Trailer…I just can’t stop thinking of
an incident that took place a week ago.

The filming of “Dunderland” has presented with us with happenings and
events, that we’ve failed to find logic explanations to. From
technical problems, objects shifting & moving, to locals warning us on
what “lives” up there. In Dunderland.

On Saturday the 30st of July we set out to prepare for for the last
day of filming. Day 40. A periodic piece set in the 16th century.
Location was a ‘bottomless pothole’, where witches were trialled by
the ordeal of water in the period 1570 to 1695. Since the decent to
this location was quite extreme, we set up a base camp on top. And
since cellphones had no reception, communications where done by radio.

It was a cloudy day, but still warm. The extreme workload had us
working in shifts, catching breath and refueling on water in between.
Around noon I was working my way up the steep mountainside, heading
for base camp. I was alone. After a good 15min climb I reached base
camp. Some of the extras and 4-5 of the crew were waiting. As I
approach, I find them to be very quiet…and to be frank, quite pale.
One of the girls is holding the walkie talkie. She looks at me and
tells me that a few minutes ago…sounds of a baby crying came out of
the radio. It lasted for 15-20 seconds, and everybody heard it
clearly. Then it stopped.

At first, the group didn’t know what to make of it. Then they started
thinking.. The nearest house would be at least 2-3km away and even the
worlds best baby call, don’t have that range. There were definitely no
babies on set and we were seemingly alone in the woods.

Nobody knew what to make of it. So we ‘bagged it’ …and carried on.
But the sound of that baby crying, still haunts those who heard it.

Well…just wanted to share that.. Now, back to the editing room.

Finn-Erik
Director


It’s a wrap!

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40 days of filming comes to an end. Every scene and every image is recorded.

“That’s a feature for you!”, cinematographer Anders Nybø replied after
the last take. It’s a proud and quite overwhelming feeling to have
completed our first feature film. Very few compromises have been made
and the forces of nature allowed us to capture the area at it’s
wildest.

DAY 40, yesterday, was quite ‘a push’ in terms of challenges. Not much
we can show and tell, due to plot circumstances, but this is a
snapshot of the monitor on the very last take.

Crew left the town of Mo i Rana by train throughout the day. Producer,
Martin Barth Bergholtz, and I closed the production office at
www.meyergarden.no and left by car at 4:02 PM. We just reached
Trondheim on our way back to Oslo. A beer and some sleep, then the
last stage tomorrow.

In just 15 days we lock the edit. No more changes. The scenes from
this last week of filming will have my soul’s upright attention for
the coming two weeks.

Thank you all for a life changing experience. Good to know it’s only
the beginning. There are so many stories to be told.
Have a good night all.

Finn-Erik
Director


DAY 6 – Hunt to kill

Everything happens for a reason. Waking up today, presented us with
new cards. A whole new deck actually. The second last day of filming
will remain in my soul and heart forever. I don’t use it often, but
today was epic.
Due to plot circumstances, it’s limited what we can show & tell. But
some images from today; here…

Stills: Fredrik Holmin

Sleep now. Grand finale in the morning.
Good night.

Finn-Erik
Director


DAY 5 – Preparing for the end

Just two more days of filming and then ..it’s a wrap. For real.
Completely crazy to take in, but a fantastic feeling to be tasting.
All right. Moving on. Turning over.
Today is prep & security-day. Scenes on the final day, Saturday, do
contain some serious safety issues, both on cast & crew. Divers,
climbers and first-aid-groups are now well prepared and ready to go.

Team Hobbit, with 1st AD Dan Norrish (left) leading, had a great day
on location. Here (1st image) paired with Dunderland’s Cinematographer
Anders Nybø. Lovely couple. All images for tomorrows shoot is set.

Team Drago, our special effects unit, are currently finishing up in
their ‘McGyver-cave’. Christian Stensli (left) and Ivan Magnussen did
make magic happen last time. So…fingers crossed.

Production designer T-Michael is adding a final touch to the massive
costume-bonanza. Sun-roasting some shirts.

The final scene is set in summer of 1695. Let’s do this.

Finn-Erik
Director


DAY 4 – The Scouts

The very last day of filming at the camp sight. A very strange feeling.

Well… Scene set in 1995. A serious, difficult and dark day in the
camp’s history. An important scene.
Loads of brilliant extras and excellent pre-production made this one
of the best “Dunderland-days” so far.
Actress of the day: The very talented, 12 year old, Kari Husum Røv.

Images by:
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Fredrik Holmin

Tomorrow is pre-production and security-day for the last two days –
Friday and Saturday.

“Will we ever meet again, camp…” Don’t know what I hope for.
But thanx for now.

Finn-Erik
Director


DAY 3 – We’re rolling!

Fantastic to be rolling again. Our first periodic scene, in this last
round of filming, was set in the year 1948.
Back then the camp was a farm, with animals and cultivation of
different kind. Isolated and quiet. But something went terribly wrong.

Performing actors today were the lovely Silje Reinåmo, Maestro Anders
Nybø and 6 year old Filipa Martinsen Rognan ..making her silver screen
debut.

Fotocred:
Isabella Martinsen (top 2 images)
Fredrik Holmin

Finn-Erik
Director